[Luxus Magazine] MET Gala 2023: the best looks of the evening

Unmissable meeting point for celebrities and the fashion sphere, the Met Gala was back on Monday, May 6th. On the steps of the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, one daring look after another paraded in front of photographers’ flashes. Let’s review the best outfits of the evening.

 

If the gala’s purpose is to raise funds for the Anna Wintour Costume Center at the Metropolitan Museum of Art (Met) in New York, it also marks the beginning of the annual exhibition conceived by the Costume Institute. This year, the exhibition is titled “Sleeping Beauties: Reawakening Fashion,” a direct allusion to how technology contributes to reviving garments too fragile or old to be worn. More than 250 of the oldest and most fragile clothing items and accessories have thus been brought together around the theme of nature and technology.

 

To facilitate the task for its guests, the editor-in-chief of Vogue and organizer of the event, Anna Wintour, specified the dress code with the theme “The Garden of Time.”

 

A reference to the short story of the same name by British writer J.G. Ballard, “The Garden of Time” was taken literally by celebrities. Advised by their stylists, the latter mostly sought out silhouettes inspired by flowers and plants. Between archive pieces and tailor-made outfits, nothing is too much to have a chance to shine at this special evening.

 

The event is also a very important showcase for fashion designers and their work. The Fashion Houses are thus keen to offer exceptional outfits to their ambassadors for the red carpet. Many faces from the show business were invited to this 2024 edition. Note that in addition to Anna Wintour, actress Zendaya, singer Jennifer Lopez, Australian actor Chris Hemsworth, and singer Bad Bunny were appointed co-chairs of the evening alongside Shou Chew, CEO of TikTok, and Jonathan Anderson, creative director of Loewe, both honorary co-chairs.

 

Zendaya, the queen of the ball

 

Adorned with a status of a red carpet icon, Zendaya once again made a sensation. The star of Challengers by Luca Guadagnino has been sporting edgy looks for several weeks for the film’s promotion. However, her stylist Law Roach seems not to be short of ideas to dress the actress. Zendaya appeared not in one, but in two different outfits to climb the steps of the Met.

 

 

 

 

The first one is a Maison Margiela Couture creation by John Galliano. Crafted in sage lamé and organza and entirely hand-painted, the dress is a sublime work of detail. An imposing ocean blue bow on the actress’s shoulder accentuates the asymmetry of the silhouette and adds a dramatic aspect. The romantic side of the outfit is reinforced by a hat adorned with a hand-painted veil. As for the makeup, it was done by the professional Pat McGrath. Behind the sublime porcelain complexion worn by the models of the last Margiela runway show, the makeup artist imagined for Zendaya a strong look with gothic inspirations.

 

For her second appearance, the actress opted for a Givenchy Couture piece from the spring-summer 1996 collection. With its impressive train, the dress was complemented by a bold headdress adorned with multicolored roses.

 

 

 

 

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Charline Point
Passionate about art in all its forms, Charline Point is a young journalist driven by fierce curiosity and a keen appetite for culture. After several years in press relations, Charline decided to take up a career in journalism. Her favorite subjects are travel, gastronomy, cinema and fashion.

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