The Met Gala, the great mass of fashion, brings together every year all the stars of the moment. The 2023 edition took place yesterday at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York and paid tribute to the Kaiser, Karl Lagerfeld. Co-hosted by Penelope Cruz, Michaela Coel, Roger Federer, Dua Lipa and of course, Anna Wintour, this Met was filled with nostalgia and originality.
The goal of the Met Gala? To go as unnoticed as possible. Here, the stars have only one goal in mind: to leave a mark on people’s minds and hearts. Each edition has its theme, and each theme has its winners, or rather its favorites.
Some bet on surprise, others on beauty, while some prefer simplicity. Luxus Plus deconstructed for you the most daring and striking looks of this new edition, which honors one of the most famous and talented designers of any era: Karl Lagerfeld. An introduction to the future Met exhibition dedicated to the Kaiser, which will open on May 5: Karl Lagerfeld, A line of Beauty.
Couturier, stylist, designer, draftsman, photographer, editor, director and marketing genius (with his baroque and rock “marrionette”), Karl Lagerfeld is an accomplished polymath. Passed away in February 2019, the man with the powdered catogan, the long silhouette monochrome and smoked glasses managed in 1983 to wake up the “sleeping beauty” that was the House of Chanel haute couture, ensuring its artistic direction 36 years. Daring to mix genres with the first capsule collection for fast fashion giant H&M in 2004 or via multiple collaborations and side projects in addition to his personal brand – such as the artistic direction for the fur specialist Fendi (LVMH) – Karl clearly has something to inspire our guests.
Jared Leto and his signature look
No, it’s not a stray mascot, but the actor and former muse of Alessandro Michele – former artistic director of Gucci – Jared Leto – who grazes the steps of the Met, dressed as a giant Choupette. Choupette is the Instagrammable star of Karl but also his confidant, his heiress … In short, his beloved cat.
A beautiful and inventive tribute that the actor, with ocean blue eyes, pays to the designer’s favorite animal. After a smashing arrival, he removes his head and reveals a smoky and punk makeup, with his long colored hair. Of course, he hides under his fur a second look. All dressed in black – a tribute to the creation of Gabrielle Chanel, he wears a cape accompanied by a suit and a pretty diamond collar. Another small nod to the designer, he thought of leather mittens, a favorite piece of the late Karl Lagerfeld.
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