In Honour of Karl Lagerfeld: What to Expect at This Year’s Met Gala 2023

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The world of fashion has never quaked strongly since the beginning of the ‘MET GALA.’ The Met Gala is an annual fundraising event for the benefit of the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Costume Institute in New York City. It is also known as the Met Ball or Metropolitan Museum of Art Costume Institute Benefit. The Met Gala is always an opportunity for designers to create something spectacular and iconic for their muses to wear to the event. 


Fashion gives a sense of identity and a superhero feeling each time one wears something that stands out. The work of fashion is held by its creativity. As a designer, you must be creative to design and make something unique; bending rules in fashion is allowed, there is a lot of competition and it takes nothing from you to do what no one has done before. Setting that new fashion trend in the world is what fashion designers are up for and the Met Gala is that event that helps them show off immediately. 

Every first Monday of a new year in May is always a wild one for everybody who anticipates the Met Gala. It attracts a high-profile celebrity guest list, including musicians, actors, athletes, and other public figures who attend wearing designer clothes that match the event’s theme. The interesting thing about the Met Gala is the exquisite change of theme every year. It sets a huge standard in the fashion world and makes the event a beautiful one. 

Karl Lagerfeld: A line of beauty (2023 Met Gala theme) in honour of Karl.

Unlike the previous themes: “Heavenly Bodies: Fashion and the Catholic Imagination,” “Camp: Notes on Fashion,” “Manus x Machina: Fashion in an Age of Technology,” “In America: An Anthology of Fashion,” etc. 

This year’s theme is an iconic one and it is to celebrate a legend in the fashion world, “Karl Lagerfeld.” This man was an exceptional being born into fashion and he changed things in the fashion industry. His ideas and creativity were epic and he touched so many lives with his work. Lagerfeld defined fashion with everything he laid hands on to work with and they all came out great. 

In Honor of Karl Lagerfeld: What to Expect at This Year's Met Gala 2023
In Honor of Karl Lagerfeld: What to Expect at This Year's Met Gala 2023

Karl Lagerfeld was a German fashion designer who was known for his work with several high-end fashion brands, including Chanel, Fendi, and his eponymous label. He was one of the most influential fashion designers of the 20th and 21st centuries, known for his signature style of combining classic designs with modern elements.

He worked for so many top fashion houses, including Balmain, Patou, and Chloé, before joining Chanel in 1983. He remained the creative director of Chanel until his death in 2019, overseeing all aspects of the brand’s design and production. Later, he built his own fashion house called: “Karl Lagerfeld.” Many celebrities sent in their condolences after he passed away and were happy they had the opportunity to be graced by his designs and to meet with him. 


Nicki Minaj is one of such people. She was graced with his presence for Elle magazine in 2018. He was part of the creative team. On her Queen Radio two days ago, she said; “That was an absolute honour. I’m so happy I got to grace. He graced me with his presence before he left this earth because that was someone that I had looked up to for a very long time and have been inspired by for a very long time. He was so sharp and handsome and everything was perfect.”

In Honor of Karl Lagerfeld: What to Expect at This Year's Met Gala 2023
In Honor of Karl Lagerfeld: What to Expect at This Year's Met Gala 2023

What to expect at this year’s Met Gala

  • Blake Lively

Last year was a great outing and we had celebrities wearing iconic designs that matched the theme. Blake Lively was the peak of the Met Gala in 2022. She transcended into another design outfit while on the first; this was an amazing thing to see for everyone who watched the Met Gala last year. Both design wears were beautiful and she came prepared.

Blake Lively at the Met Gala 2022 wearing her first design wear.
In Honor of Karl Lagerfeld: What to Expect at This Year's Met Gala 2023
Blake Lively in her second design wear at the Met Gala 2022.

Blake Lively, who has just had a baby, will not be stopped to attend this year’s own. And fingers crossed, she might be the peak at this year’s own event. Her looks for last year are still in discussion and she has been praised for it. She never misses a chance to be iconic. At this year’s event, we are expecting to see her and other stars showcase another series of beautiful design wears in honour of Karl Lagerfeld. 

  • Beyoncé and Blue Ivy: Queen B didn’t attend last year’s gala and we are expecting to see the star turn up this year with something dynamic. Notwithstanding, we might get to see her daughter Ivy Carter at the gala this year.
  • More African Stars at the Met Gala: We expect to see more actors, actresses, influencers, and musicians at the Met Gala this year especially stars like Tems. Tems has been growing largely in the international world and has attended two top events this year, The Oscars and Grammy Awards. It will be a great thing to see her at the Met Gala to showcase our culture with a touch of contemporary fashion as she did at the Academy Award which got people talking at the trend table. 

The expectations are overwhelming and fans of the Met Gala just want to see something different this year. The theme flows and it is left for everyone to eat and leave no crumbs. It’s going to be a beautiful day and keep a watch out for your favourite on the red carpet. 

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