Get ready, fashionistas and Hollywood stars, because the Met Gala 2023 is just around the corner!
This annual event at the Metropolitan Museum of Art is where designers, celebrities, and fashion icons come together to celebrate and raise money for the Costume Institute.
And let’s face it, this ball is all about flaunting wealth and status.
Tickets to the Met Gala are as rare as a unicorn, and cost a pretty penny.
A single ticket can set you back a whopping $50,000, while designers may opt to buy an entire table for at least $300,000. But it’s all for a good cause, as the proceeds go towards supporting the museum’s fashion collection, which spans seven centuries of style.
This year’s theme is all about the late Karl Lagerfeld, the creative designer for Chanel who made a huge impact on the fashion world.
But Lagerfeld wasn’t without controversy, and his problematic comments about race, weight, and gender have raised some eyebrows. Nevertheless, the Costume Institute’s chief curator, Andrew Bolton, has chosen to honor Lagerfeld’s contributions to fashion with the theme “Karl Lagerfeld: A Line of Beauty.”
Around 400 guests are expected to attend the event, each dressing up to impress and pay tribute to Lagerfeld.
There will be about 150 original looks on display, alongside Lagerfeld’s sketches and video interviews. And you can bet that the fashion industry will be buzzing with excitement and debate over this year’s theme.
As for who will be attending, it’s anyone’s guess! The official guest list is always kept secret, but we do know that some celebrities have confirmed their attendance.
Elle Fanning is one of them, and she’s teased that her look is “special” and on theme. Rita Ora is also attending fittings for the event, while Blake Lively has unfortunately announced that she won’t be there this year.
If you can’t snag a ticket to the Met Gala, don’t worry! You can still watch the event from the comfort of your own home.
Vogue will be live streaming the event on their social media pages and website, and E! will be covering the red carpet starting at 6 p.m. ET.
Just don’t expect to see any social media posts from the stars themselves – the Met Gala has a strict no phone and no social media policy. But who knows, maybe we’ll still get a glimpse of some of the fabulous outfits later on!