Read Live Updates On The 2023 Met Gala

This year's event paid homage to Karl Lagerfeld — and we kept track of the night's most memorable moments and red carpet looks.

The first Monday of May is here, so fashion fans everywhere waited with bated breath to see our favorite celebrities in some of the most high-fashion looks of the year at the annual Met Gala.

This year’s gala celebrates the new spring exhibition “Karl Lagerfeld: A Line of Beauty,” which is on display at the Metropolitan Museum of Art until July 16. The Met Gala benefits the museum’s Costume Institute. The looks on display Monday night were “in honor of Karl,” Vogue announced. Lagerfeld, who died in 2019, was one of the most decorated fashion designers who cultivated the look of the late 20th and early 21st century, The New York Times writes.

Michaela Coel, Penélope Cruz, Roger Federer, Dua Lipa and Anna Wintour were all co-chairs of the event. Wintour, Vogue’s global editorial director, is the mastermind behind the gala.

HuffPost senior editor Erin E. Evans and reporter Ruth Etiesit Samuel were on the lookout for the night’s best looks and most memorable moments. Take a look at this post for some commentary from the night.


Want to quickly catch up on the looks of the night? We'll keep the outfits coming in this post.

At Last, Rihanna And Her Epic Train Have Arrived To The Met Gala

Rihanna looks amazing. That's it. That's all. The train is a sight to see. (As are A$AP Rocky's bedazzled jeans.

Live From The Met Gala

Earlier Monday evening, HuffPost reporter Ruth Etiesit Samuel captured a few celebrity looks ahead of the Met Gala.

Well, This Was Something

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Well, Rihanna And A$AP Rocky Finally Left The Carlyle Hotel

We'd all been waiting for Rihanna — I call her Queen of the Met Gala on the first Monday in May — to arrive Monday night. And, well, the red carpet and Vogue's livestream interview broadcast had shut down by the time they left the Carlyle Hotel.

I know there's such a thing as fashionably late — but c'mon! We have been waiting for hours!

So The Livestream Just Cut Off, And We Are Still Waiting For Rihanna

I also thought we might see Beyoncé tonight. Sigh. They are known for being so, so late. (My people.) But damn, I’ve been ready to go to bed since 8 p.m.
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Bad Bunny Has Received His Flowers

Bad Bunny is wearing an all-white suit from Jacquemus, with a train starting at his cuffs that consists entirely of white roses. Elegant, but a little boring from him, I must say.
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So, The Kardashians DID Get An Invite

There were rumors that the Kardashians were not invited to the Met Gala this year. Well, those invites went out because Kim Kardashian was on the carpet dripping in pearls along with her sisters Kendall and Kylie.
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Diddy And Caresha “Go Together” Again — At Least On The Red Carpet

At least on the red carpet, Diddy and City Girls' Yung Miami (aka Caresha) "go together now." The duo looked incredible on the carpet — with Diddy's cape taking up so much real estate (he also said he was hot and needed to get a bunch of sweat off him).

The cape was from one of his Sean John collections and designed by his longtime stylist and collaborator June Ambrose.

On the red carpet, he claimed that his label Sean John is back to La La Anthony. — Erin

This whole interview took me out. I’m so sorry. — Ruth

Yeah, it was really funny seeing them all together and just laughing about the whole cape thing. I wish I could go to Diddy’s party! — Erin

The Griners Are Here

I’m actually so emotional seeing Brittney and Cherelle together on this carpet. They’re both wearing custom Calvin Klein.

Celebs Praised Karl Lagerfeld At The Met Gala — But He Was Actually Pretty Problematic

I am absolutely not surprised to see people speak in such high regard about this man. I imagine they want to be invited back to the gala by Anna Wintour, no? I’m not of the conviction that we shouldn’t “speak ill of the dead,” because one’s legacy does not exist in a vacuum.

As much of an influential figure as he was, Lagerfeld was deeply fat-phobic and a misogynistic critic of the #MeToo movement, which is truly an indictment of the fashion industry at large, both then and now. Vox published a story in February 2019 outlining some of his most controversial quotes.

Though Vogue is not going to display those aspects of his imprint on the fashion world, they are still a part of who Lagerfeld is.

Gisele Bündchen Looks Like The (Victoria’s Secret) Angel She Is

Sporting a look from Chanel’s spring 2007 couture collection, Gisele Bündchen is a vision in white. With a billowing feathered cape, the supermodel looks like an angel to me when she spreads her arms — or her proverbial VS wings. (Bündchen was a Victoria’s Secret angel from 1999 to 2006.) According to Elle, Bündchen wore this ensemble in 2007 for a Harper’s Bazaar South Korea editorial.

We Got A Few Surprise Pregnancy Announcements At The Met Gala

Karlie Kloss unveiled a baby bump earlier this evening, and on the red carpet, Serena Williams shared that “there are three of us” in attendance tonight — referencing herself, her husband, Alexis, and baby No. 2. Seems like Olympia is going to be a big sister! Also, get into her look from Gucci.
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Doja Cat Pays Tribute To Karl Lagerfeld's Pet Cat — And It's Perfect

OK OK, I know I was raving about super model Anok Yai. But Doja Cat has stolen the show. She’s dressed as a cat. And no, not in homage to herself. Karl Lagerfeld’s pet cat Choupette posted on Instagram that she would NOT be in attendance tonight. But I’m so glad Doja Cat showed up instead. Purr!

I'm LOVING a lot of the men's looks tonight, especially Dwyane Wade and Brian Tyree Henry's 'fits. They look incredible
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Jeremy Strong Is Giving Shaggy Goes To The Met Gala

I’m sorry, but the brown and green just makes me think of Shaggy from “Scooby-Doo.” That’s all I have to say about this look.
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A$AP Rocky Hasn’t Officially Arrived — But He Clearly Was Trying To Get There … ASAP

Apparently rapper A$AP Rocky was in a rush to get ready so he jumped over this crowd of fans to get changed for the Met Gala Monday night.

Don’t make us wait any longer for Rihanna!
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Keke Palmer Serves A Perfectly Glamorous Look At The Met Gala

Keke Palmer took my breath away on the red carpet in this pastel look by designer Sergio Hudson. She’s giving Hollywood glamour and I am living for it.
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This Is Our Favorite Met Gala Look So Far

Super model Anok Yai is currently Vogue’s cover star, and she is SO gorgeous at the Met Gala. She’s wearing Prabal Gurung and looks absolutely exquisite.
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Nicole Kidman Rocks Iconic Dress She Wore In A Commercial Nearly 20 Years Ago

Actor Nicole Kidman stopped to chat with La La Anthony on the red carpet about her beautiful look for the night. Fans of Kidman — and the brand Chanel — might recognize her dress. She wore it nearly 20 years ago in a commercial for Chanel No. 5.

The commercial was directed by Baz Luhrmann and Karl Lagerfeld, whom the event honors tonight. Lagerfeld designed the dress from his own head. Kidman says she still has the sketches from when he drew the design, and her love of Lagerfeld began during that moment. She remarked how the dress is timeless and so whimsy and light as a feather.
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Quinta Brunson Just Served A Show-Stopping Look At The Met Gala

HuffPost reporter Ruth Etiesit Samuel has been covering Black stylists and costume designers to the stars for the last several months. So it was no surprise when Quinta Brunson — who has been effortlessly styled by Bryon Javar for so many of her amazing red carpet looks — showed up in a show-stopping look.

But now that we know who picks out her clothes, we need to find out who is behind this amazing hairdo.
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La La Anthony Arrives To Host Vogue's Livestream

One thing about La La Anthony? She keeps a job!

The actor and TV personality has appeared on several TV shows in the last few years including "Power," "The Chi" and "Wu-Tang: A Family Saga."

But now she's back to her hosting roots, and she will be hosting Vogue's livestream of the Met Gala's red carpet. She will interviewing attendees along with SNL’s Chloe Fineman and writer Derek Blasberg.

The livestream special airs at 6:30 p.m. EST.
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Celeb Stylist Law Roach Teases His Fans With A Cryptic Tweet Ahead Of The Met Gala

Fashion stylist to the stars Law Roach sent this cryptic tweet ahead of Monday's festivities. "Y'all ready???" Roach tweeted on Monday afternoon.

Roach, who is most notably known for his incredible looks for actor Zendaya, famously retired earlier this year. He has since deleted that Instagram post announcing his retirement so who knows what he has up his sleeve.

Will Zendaya stun in another Roach-styled look on Monday's carpet? And which designer will she wear? We. Are. Waiting.

Rihanna Will Always Be My Queen Of The Met Gala

Rihanna stunned her biggest fans in a black-and-white feather and faux fur ensemble on Sunday in an Instagram post with the perfect caption: "not even Monday." The singer, who is pregnant with her second child with rapper A$AP Rocky, always turns it out on the red carpet at the Met Gala.

Her knockout look dressed as a bedazzled pope at the 2018 gala — tied to the theme Heavenly Bodies — is unforgettable.

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