( ) –The Met Gala, one of the most fashion-abundant parties in the United States, is just around the corner.
He New York Metropolitan Museum of Artbetter known as the Met Museum, will welcome the rich and famous to its annual gala on the first Monday in May, as is customary.
This year the date coincides with the beginning of the month: on May 1 we will enjoy one of the most picturesque red carpets of the year.
This is what we can expect from the event.
The theme: a tribute to the legacy of Karl Lagerfeld
For the 2023 Met Gala, guests should stick to the evening’s theme: “In honor of Karl,” or a tribute to the German designer, who was behind fashion houses like Chanel.
Vogue magazine said on its website that guests They might choose to wear a piece designed by Lagerfeld, wear modern pieces by Chanel or Fendi, or – if you have a cat at your disposal – bring it to the event and emulate the designer with your outfit.
Lagerfeld was known for his monochrome suits (usually black or gray with a white dress shirt), black sunglasses, black leather gloves, and brooches or chains as part of his accessories.
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Attendees at the Met Gala 2023
One of the favorite pastimes of the press – and viewers – is trying to guess who is on the coveted guest list of Anna Wintour, editor-in-chief of Vogue and organizer of the event.
The list itself is secret, but there is of course the usual speculation about who will be in attendance. The press includes almost every year the Kardashians among those expected to climb the steps of the Met.
What we do know is who the co-chairs – or hosts – of the gala are: actresses Michaela Coel and Penélope Cruz, tennis legend Roger Federer and singer Dua Lipa.
Among the common attendees of the event is the actor and singer Jared Leto, who also will play Karl Lagerfeld in a biographical film about the designer, which will also produce. It is possible that this year it will also be part of the red carpet.
Can it be seen from the internet?
The best place to enjoy the Met Gala is through the social networks of Vogue magazine. As organizers of the event, they will have an exclusive look at the gala as well as interviews with the personalities that attend the event.
The red carpet will also be broadcast live via Vogue page starting at 6:30 pm Miami time.
Instagram will also be part of the red carpet. The social network will collaborate with the very famous account @sainthoaxin which the details of the gala will be seen in real time.
Who was Karl Lagerfeld?
She was born in Hamburg, Germany, and began her career in fashion after winning a design competition in 1954.
The creative director and designer walked through some of the best-known Parisian haute couture labels such as Chloé, Balmain and Patou. But it was in two fashion houses, one French and one Italian where he made his mark: Chanel and Fendi.
According to Britannica EncyclopediaLagerfeld was responsible for modernizing Fendi’s fur collection by pioneering the use of rabbit, squirrel and mole fur in haute couture.
The German achieved global fame through Chanel, where he arrived in 1983. The Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising Museum (FIDM) in Los Angeles indicates that Lagerfeld revived the brand after the death of its founder, Coco Chanel, in 1971.
“Her particular mix of flippantness, whimsy and cultural awareness was the perfect answer to reviving the revered house,” said FIDM. in his web page.
It was also Lagerfeld who made Chanel an everyday name among young fashionistas.
Many were Lagerfeld’s highlights in his career, but Latin America lived a very special one.
In 2016, the designer took the Chanel catwalk to Havana, Cuban. The show caused an impact and headlined globally due to the contrast of high fashion and the buildings that surround the central Paseo del Prado in Havana. Celebrities such as actor Vin Diesel and supermodel Gisele Bündchen were present at the event.
In addition to working with these couture houses, the designer also created his own label: Lagerfeld.
On February 19, 2019, the news broke that Karl Lagerfeld had died at the age of 85. It was confirmed by a Chanel press spokeswoman.