What we know about the Met Gala 2023 so far

Karl Lagerfeld was one complicated man, making “honoring” his designs even more challenging for this year’s crop of Met Gala guests. As celebrities line up for 2023’s fashion festivities, they’ll have a narrow window in which to steal attention from the red carpet to benefit—figuratively and literally—the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s upcoming Costume Institute exhibit, “Karl Lagerfeld: A Line of beauty.”[sfashionfestivitiesthey’llhaveanarrowwindowinwhichostealredcarpetattentionforthebenefit—figurativelyandliterally—oftheMetropolitanMuseumofArt’supcomingCostumeInstituteexhibit“KarlLagerfeld:ALineofBeauty”[sfashionfestivitiesthey’llhaveanarrowwindowinwhichtostealredcarpetattentionforthebenefit—figurativelyandliterally—oftheMetropolitanMuseumofArt’supcomingCostumeInstituteexhibit“KarlLagerfeld:ALineofBeauty”

In contrast to last year’s famous open “Gilded Glamour” theme, a dress code oriented around Lagerfeld’s works should provide more direction as celebrities and their stylists prepare to shock. But tributes can go horribly wrong just as quickly. Either way, the world will be watching – and judging. Here’s what we know so far about this year’s Met Gala.

When is the Met Gala 2023?

The 2023 annual Costume Institute Benefit — better known, of course, as the Met Gala — will take place on May 1, 2023, at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City. Live coverage of the red carpet usually starts around

Who are this year’s chairmen?

On January 18, the Met announced that the night’s co-chairs will include actress and screenwriter Michaela Coel; actress Penélope Cruz; tennis star Roger Federer; pop sensation Dua Lipa; and – as always –Vogue editor-in-chief and Condé Nast Global CCO Anna Wintour. One notable observation: There are no designers included in this year’s co-chair slate. What this ultimately means for the party remains to be seen.

What is the 2023 Met Gala theme and what does it mean?

Every year, the Met Gala theme – or more precisely the dress code – is linked to the Costume Institute’s spring exhibition. This year’s show is “Karl Lagerfeld: A Line of Beauty,” honoring the late German designer’s devotion to both simple, “snake” and “satirical” lines in his collections for Chanel, Fendi, Chlóe, Balmain, Patou and his eponymous label from the 1950s to 2019. As such, the Met The Gala’s dress code is simply “in honor of Karl”, leaving interpretation open to the guests.

Given that the Met has also announced that both the exhibition and the gala are supported by Chanel, Fendi and Karl Lagerfeld himself, you’re likely to see numerous celebrities outfitted with these brands. But let’s hope we see some more creative initiatives to “honor” Lagerfeld than simply wearing his old designs.

Who is invited to the Met Gala 2023 and who is going?

In addition to the co-chairs, of course, you can expect the faithful: the Kardashian-Jenner clan is almost guaranteed to be in attendance, and invitations are sure to go out to stars including Jennifer Lopez and Ben Affleck, Zendaya, Selena Gomez, Rihanna, Blake Lively and Ryan Reynolds , the Hadid sisters, the Biebers, Zoë Kravitz, Billie Eilish and – if we’re lucky – Lady Gaga and Beyoncé. But there is no word yet on who is confirmed to attend.

Can I go to the Met Gala?

A better question might be how rich and famous are you? Even if you’ve earned enough notoriety to score one of the elusive invites, you’ll need to cough up several digits to secure a ticket. (Last year, tickets cost $35,000 each, and tables ran between $200,000 and $300,000 apiece. New York Times.) That said, it’s easy enough to enjoy the Met Gala from afar: the proceedings of the event are always streamed online, and the photos will be on the Internet within moments of their upload. Check in with ELLE.com for the latest as the evening goes on; we promise to get you as close to the action as possible.

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Lauren Puckett-Pope is an associate editor at ELLE, where she covers film, television, books and fashion.

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