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Jenna Ortega Puts a Wednesday-Worthy Twist on the Met Gala 2023 Theme

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The actor embraced the dark side in Victorian-inspired Thom Browne.

Jenna Ortega may be best known for playing Wednesday Addams on screen, but it seems the character’s inimitable fashion sense has made its way into her real-life wardrobe too. 

Case in point? Ortega’s goth-inflected look for tonight’s Met Gala. The high-fashion design not only nodded to Wednesday’s style codes with its schoolgirl bow detail at the neck, but also paid homage to a number of the design signatures of Karl Lagerfeld—whose work is being honored in this year’s exhibition, “Karl Lagerfeld: A Line of Beauty”—with its black and white palette and preponderance of gold chains and pearls.

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Ortega’s high-fashion Victoriana look was designed by Thom Browne, who also folded in a few of his own favorite design tropes. Namely, the waist-cinching lace-up corset that fitted the actor like a glove, as well as the preppy details of knee-high sheer black socks, black-and-white patent heeled brogues, and the dramatic silhouette of the skirt, which erupted into ruffles that swept behind her along the cream-colored carpet. 

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“I’ve always respected goth culture,” Ortega told Vogue back in April. “I’ve always had a darker sense of humor, but I never felt like I was able to express that. Now I feel like I can embrace those qualities in myself.” Tonight, she embraced the dark side with majestic—and Met Gala-ready—results. 

This article was originally published on Vogue.

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