Just over two months after the Met Gala 2023 -or those also known as the ‘Oscar’ of fashion- this year’s theme has been revealed. The appointment at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City will be a tribute to karl lagerfeld, one of the greatest figures in the history of fashion and haute couture. Also, we just found out who will be co-hosting this year’s exclusive event. Dua LipaPenélope Cruz, Michaela Coel and Roger Federer, together with Anna Wintour, have been announced as those in charge of directing this gala night.
When will the Met Gala 2023 be?
On May 1, 2023, creative directors, models, actors, designers, and more will hit the red carpet at the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s “Costume Institute” in New York. to celebrate the annual fundraising gala and celebrate all things art, design and creativity.
Recall that in September 2022, the fashion gala committee announced the official theme for 2023 at a press conference held in Paris during fashion week.
As a charity event, the gala aims to raise millions of dollars for the Met’s Costume Institute – which hosts a parallel annual exhibition – through ticket sales, which are purchased by designers and brands. Tickets are about $35,000 each, and tables range from $200,000 to $300,000.
Dua Lipa, Penélope Cruz, Michaela Coel and Roger Federer will co-host the Met Gala 2023
Award winning actress Michaela Coel, the Spanish Penélope Cruz, the tennis player Roger Federer and the pop star Dua Lipa will preside over the Met Gala in 2023.
You may wonder, what is the role of the hosts in this event? Well, this consists of define the guest list, work with the chefs to create the themed menu, and help set the mood by helping the interior designers choose décor.
At the 2022 Met Gala, the co-hosts were Blake Lively and Ryan Reynolds, while the co-hosts were Billie Eilish, Naomi Osaka, Timothée Chalamet, and Amanda Gorman.
The interpreter of ‘Levitating’ used her social networks to announce this important event in her career. “The 2023 Met Gala celebrates the opening of ‘karl lagerfeld: A Line of Beauty’ and provides The Costume Institute with its primary source of annual funding for exhibitions, publications, acquisitions, operations and capital improvements. #ALineOfBeauty opens to the public on May 5 @metmuseum”posted on Instagram.
What will be the theme of the Met Gala 2023?
This year’s dress code will pay tribute to the deceased karl lagerfeldwho was the longtime creative director of the French fashion house Chanel.
As we remember, Karl passed away on February 19, 2019 at the age of 85 after complications from pancreatic cancer. The German fashion designer worked as a creative designer for big names like Chanel, Fendi, Chloe, Patou and Balmain during his fashion career.
“karl lagerfeld: A Line of Beauty”, the theme of the Met Gala 2023, will showcase more than 150 original looks by the late designer, exploring Lagerfeld’s creative output from the 1950s to his latest collections in 2019. In addition to following Lagerfeld’s career as creative director of major haute couture brands (and his own eponymous label), the show will also take into account the designer’s time at Balmain and Patou. Many of the exhibits will appear alongside his extensive collection of sketches.
Following the glamorous evening, the coinciding exhibition at the Metropolitan Museum of Art will be open to the public beginning May 5, 2023.