The Met Gala took place at the Metropolitan Museum of Art on Monday. It is one of the most exclusive fashion events. The theme for this year was “In America: a Lexicon of Fashion.” However, the evening was focused on honoring the late designer Karl Lagerfeld’s life and career. Opening the Costume Institute exhibition, “Karl Lagerfeld – A Line of Beauty,” was a celebration of the occasion. The exhibit featured pieces from Lagerfeld’s time at Chanel, Fendi, Chloe, as well as his own label.
The Met Gala’s guest list is renowned for being a star-studded affair, with fashion and entertainment stars from around the globe. The attendees of this year’s Met Gala were no different, as Oscar winners, supermodels and sports legends paid tribute to Lagerfeld. The evening’s color palette was black, white and cream. Many guests wore vintage items designed by the German designer. Nicole Kidman, an actress who modeled a blush Chanel dress for an advertisement nearly 20 years earlier, wore it. Dua Lipa wore a cream-colored wedding gown Lagerfeld designed in the 1990s for Chanel.
The Met Gala is also known as a high-profile event, with co-chairs who are Anna Wintour and Dua Lipa, singers of Dua Lipa, and actresses Michaela Coel. Penelope Cruz was this year’s cochair, along with tennis star Roger Federer and singer Dua Lipa. Tickets for the ball are only available by invitation. Single tickets start at $50,000, and tables begin at $300,000. The event is expensive, but it raises millions for the Costume Institute, whose exhibitions are open to all.