Rihanna shut down the Met Gala carpet Monday encased in white camellias on a jacket with an extended practice robe. Janelle Monáe dropped a cumbersome coat to disclose a see-through cage, and Jeremy Pope walked in a 32-foot cape emblazoned with the visage of Karl Lagerfeld.
Within the spirit of Lagerfeld himself (he was not usually on time), Rihanna and her Valentino couture had the carpet to themselves save her accomplice, A$AP Rocky, who wore a crimson tartan skirt over crystal-studded denims with a practice of his personal. They confirmed up effectively previous everybody else.
Round her neck was a brief Bulgari necklace in Akoya cultured pearls and pearl-shaped diamonds.
Lagerfeld was the honoree on the A-list gala with many within the crowd of about 400 wearing classic seems from the style homes the place he labored throughout a profession of greater than 60 years.
However elegant wasn’t fully the hallmark of the night. Jared Leto dressed as Choupette, Lagerfeld’s beloved fluffy cat. Lil Nas X went full cat coated in crystals by Pat McGrath and Dior Males.
Dangerous Bunny confirmed up late in vibrant white from head to toe with an extended cape additionally adorned with camellias, a Coco Chanel motif embraced by Lagerfeld. Monáe’s look, with a black sparkly leotard beneath, was made by Thom Browne.
Cardi B first donned pink then switched to a full black ballgown with, you guessed it, camellias. Up prime, she mentioned, “is giving Karl, the home of Chanel and Karl on the identical time.” It was a males’s white collar shirt accent with a black males’s tie. The outfit in honor of Lagerfeld was completed by an up-and-coming British design home, Chenpeng Studio.
“The Met Gala costume code was ‘in honor of Karl’ and company positively understood the task,” mentioned Alison Cohn, deputy style information editor for Harper’s Bazaar. “They referenced the numerous signatures Karl Lagerfeld developed over his six-decade plus profession.”
Many used boucle material (Teyana Taylor’s Thom Browne swimsuit and Anne Hathaway’s Versace security pin quantity). Additionally adorned in camellias had been Emily Blunt in a Michael Kors shirt and Adut Akech in a Carolina Herrera robe.
Dua Lipa walked in a white Chanel ballgown from the style home’s archive and Nicole Kidman selected a glance Lagerfeld himself made for her 20 years in the past.
And there have been some bombshells: Serena Williams wore a flapper Gucci look when she introduced she’s pregnant along with her second baby.
Lipa, a gala co-chair, wore a Tiffany & Co. diamond round her neck. She known as her cream-colored costume, by Chanel from 1992, “very, very particular” because it has been on her temper boards.
Claudia Schiffer wore the robe on the runway for its debut, though hers had an identical hat. Lipa’s necklace in platinum included a middle diamond of greater than 200 carats.
Nicole Kidman mentioned it was Lagerfeld who ignited her style spark. She wore a pale pink robe created by Lagerfeld for a Chanel No. 5 industrial she starred in. It is adorned with 3,000 silver crystals for the advert directed by Baz Luhrmann.
“I’m very grateful to put on it,” she mentioned. “He was a lot part of my life, as had been his complete staff. He was the one actually kind of shepherded me … by way of my love of style.”
Kidman topped off her look with Harry Winston diamonds.
“My favourite look was Nicole Kidman’s ethereal feathered sequin Chanel robe. Sometimes stars put on new couture straight off the runway or have a customized look commissioned. It was a stunning assertion about sustainability, proving that fantastically hand-crafted items by no means exit of favor,” Cohn mentioned.
Kim Kardashian, in the meantime, went with loops and loops of pearls throughout her Schiaparelli look. And Cardi B went massive in pink, full with a feathery head piece. Brittney Griner wore a heat stone shade in a swimsuit with an extended jacket by Calvin Klein, who additionally dressed her spouse, Cherelle Griner, in a glossy strapless column costume in white onyx.
Many within the crowd counted Lagerfeld as a buddy or labored with him at Chanel, Fendi, Chloe or one of many different style homes the place he created.
And lots of company wore black to stroll the weird carpet in a line design. It was a colour Lagerfeld wore nearly completely. Black-and-white combos had been additionally plentiful.
Kristen Stewart wore the colour duo in a swimsuit with a cropped white jacket. And Cara Delevingne honored her outdated buddy Lagerfeld with a ruffled white shirt look brief in entrance with a practice on the again. Ruffled shirts had been amongst Lagerfeld’s favorites.
The basic colours weren’t for Viola Davis. She walked in a shocking neon pink strapless robe with lengthy feathers on the bodice.
Frenchye M. Harris, CEO and founding father of the web style web site The Black Style Motion had one phrase for Davis: “Attractive!”
She known as Anne Hathaway’s Chanel-inspired however Versace-created look with the pins and camellias on the breast “tremendous cool and an amazing marriage between the manufacturers.”
Gigi Hadid wore Givenchy in black with feathers, a drop waist and sheer practice in tulle. It took greater than 300 hours to make. Kendall Jenner was additionally in black, sans pants. She wore a glittery leotard with lengthy sleeves that has items doubling as a practice. On her ft had been kinky, towering black boots, all courtesy of Marc Jacobs.
Jenner’s excessive white collar was a nod to these worn by Lagerfeld. Her hair was in a excessive ponytail.
Rita Ora was additionally in black, a stunner of a peekaboo sheer look from Prabal Gurung. It was silk tulle with corset detailing and attractive draping in chiffon. One shoulder was dropped.
Margot Robbie, who stars on this summer time’s “Barbie” live-action movie, wore a 1993 Chanel robe in black that Cindy Crawford first wore on a runway. Robbie mentioned she was the final Chanel ambassador to be handpicked by Lagerfeld.
“I really feel actually nice in it. It is an honor,” she mentioned.
The invitation-only gala earned $17.four million final 12 months for the museum’s Costume Institute, a self-funding division with a funds depending on the gala’s success. The worth of attending went up this 12 months to $300,000 for a desk and $50,000 for a single ticket.
The company from style, movie, music, theater, sports activities, tech and social media had been requested to decorate “in honor of Karl” by gala mastermind Anna Wintour, an in depth Lagerfeld buddy who first signed on to the occasion in 1995 and took over the helm in 1999.
The occasion coincides with the Costume Institute’s blockbuster spring exhibition: “Karl Lagerfeld: A Line of Magnificence.”
American style was final 12 months’s vibe. It adopted gilded glamour and white tie. Camp was the theme in 2019, producing what is taken into account one of many wackiest shows of costume by the celeb crowd.
Lagerfeld labored for Chanel, Fendi, Chloé, Jean Patou, Balmain, his personal model and extra.
This 12 months’s 5 hosts embody Wintour, as traditional, and in addition Michaela Coel, longtime Chanel ambassador Penélope Cruz, and not too long ago retired tennis famous person Roger Federer.
Cruz seemed like a bride with a sheer hood on her white Chanel belted robe with silver particulars from spring/summer time couture assortment in 1988.
Requested how he bought to be a Met Gala co-chair, Federer mentioned it helps to know Wintour. He mentioned it is sensible for athletes to be on the gala as a result of they’ve turn out to be an even bigger a part of the style world in recent times.
“I feel the sports activities folks have gotten increasingly trendy,” Federer advised the AP. “We’re lucky to get onto covers rather more incessantly these days. Earlier than it was at all times the fashions, the handsome folks, not the athletes.”
Fendi, the place Lagerfeld labored for greater than 20 years, was additionally represented. Suki Waterhouse wore a 2019 Fendi design by Lagerfeld in silk tulle and delicate flowers and birds on sheer panels.
Lagerfeld’s cat, Choupette, had been rumored to attend however her people posted on Instagram earlier within the day the 11-year-old feline was staying put in Paris. Doja Cat’s cat-eared hood on a glowing white and silver-beaded costume was an ode by Oscar de la Renta. She wore prosthetics that gave her a feline face and claws.
Chloe Fineman carried a cat-shaped bag and Emma Chamberlain wore “Choupette blue,” a lightweight blue hue created by Lagerfeld. James Corden additionally confirmed up within the shade.
As for Leto, he swapped out his cat costume for a black caped look.