From this year’s theme to the famous co-chairs, here’s what you need to know about the biggest red carpet of the year.
The 2023 Met Gala theme, Karl Lagerfeld: A Line of Beauty, honours the long-time Chanel artistic director following his death in 2019. Fashion’s biggest night out will take place once again on the first Monday in May—which this year will fall on 1 May—at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York.
Here’s everything you need to know about the 2023 Met Gala.
When is the Met Gala 2023?
The 2023 Met Gala is taking place on Monday 1 May in New York. The event has taken place on the first Monday in May every year since 2005, apart from in 2020, when the Met Gala was cancelled, and in 2021, when it was held in September, as a result of the pandemic.
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What is the Met Gala 2023 theme?
The Met Gala 2023 theme is Karl Lagerfeld: A Line of Beauty, in tribute to the legendary designer who died in 2019. As in previous years, Costume Institute curator Andrew Bolton is in charge of the exhibition—which he says will not be a “traditional retrospective”—while Amanda Harlech, who worked closely with Lagerfeld for years, is the show’s creative consultant. Fittingly, this year’s Met Gala dress code is “in honour of Karl”—with many guests likely to choose from the creative director’s vast archives at Chanel, Fendi, Chloé, Balmain, Patou and his own eponymous brand.
Who is hosting the Met Gala 2023?
On 18 January, Vogue announced that its 2023 hosts are Penélope Cruz, Michaela Coel, Roger Federer, Dua Lipa and Vogue’s Anna Wintour, who are serving as the night’s official co-chairs.
How can I watch the Met Gala 2023?
Fashion fans will be able to follow all the action on Vogue’s livestream once again for 2023. Red-carpet coverage of this year’s event will be hosted again by La La Anthony, along with writer and man-about-town Derek Blasberg and Saturday Night Live’s Chloe Fineman. Emma Chamberlain will also return as a special correspondent.
Who is invited to the Met Gala?
Until the event, the Met Gala guest list is top secret. But some of the biggest names in the business regularly attend – from Beyoncé and Lady Gaga to Madonna and Rihanna. More often than not, designers attend with their muses: think Marc Jacobs and Kate Moss, or Louis Vuitton’s Nicolas Ghesquière and Emma Stone.
What looks can we expect to see this year?
With this year’s theme centred around Lagerfeld’s illustrious design career, attendees are likely to either explore his extensive archives, or pay homage with referential designs. His body of work is a rich source of inspiration: the late, legendary designer had stints at Chloé and Patou as well as Chanel and Fendi.
When did the Met Gala 2022 take place?
The 2022 Met Gala took place on 2 May that year.
What was the Met Gala 2022 theme?
The 2022 Met Gala theme was In America: An Anthology of Fashion. The exhibition saw Andrew Bolton focus on inclusivity in fashion and celebrate the unsung heroes of US design. It followed on from the 2021 theme, which was In America: The Lexicon Of Fashion.
Who were the hosts for the Met Gala 2022?
The hosts for the 2022 Met Gala were Regina King, Blake Lively, Ryan Reynolds and Lin-Manuel Miranda, who served as the night’s official co-chairs, while designer Tom Ford, Instagram’s Adam Mosseri, and Vogue’s Anna Wintour were honorary co-chairs.
What is the Met Gala?
Organised and presided over by Anna Wintour since 1995, the Met Gala has become a much-loved annual celebration of fashion. Considered a fundraiser for the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Costume Institute, it has traditionally been timed to mark the opening of its annual fashion exhibition. Year after year, the event raises eight-figure sums.
What happens at the Met Gala?
In short: it’s a secret. For this reason, guests must abide by the no phone (and, therefore, no social media) policy. However, the rules were famously broken by a cluster of celebrities smoking and taking selfies in the bathroom in 2017. The event usually involves a high-profile performer (like Rihanna), and guests always explore the exhibition before sitting down together for dinner.
How many people attend the Met Gala?
The event usually hosts around 600 attendees, although a smaller number attended the 2021 Met Gala.
This article was originally published on British Vogue.