On May 2, 2023, the annual Met Gala was held in New York City with the theme “Karl Lagerfeld: A Line of Beauty.” This year, many fashion critics found the looks mediocre due to the sedate theme and lack of creativity. Cardi B, Jenna Ortega, Anne Hathaway, Sara Choi, Anok Yai, and Rihanna were some of the best-dressed celebrities at the event. However, some celebrities such as Alia Bhatt, the Kardashian-Jenners, Priyanka Chopra Jonas, Gigi Hadid, and Jennifer Lopez fell short of expectations. Lil Nas X and Doja Cat brought in the much-needed drama and camp to the event.
One thing that stood out about this year’s event was the lack of creativity and risk-taking among some of the attendees. While there were certainly a few standout looks, many of the outfits felt safe and uninspired. This might have been due in part to the theme of the event, which was focused on the late fashion designer Karl Lagerfeld. Lagerfeld was known for his classic and refined aesthetic, which may have discouraged some attendees from taking risks with their outfits.
That said, there were still a few celebrities who managed to put their own spin on the theme and create memorable looks. Cardi B, for example, was wowed with two distinct outfits that showcased her range as a fashion icon. Her black gown was sleek and sophisticated, while her pink dress was playful and fun. Jenna Ortega also stood out with her goth-inspired look that channeled the spirit of Wednesday Addams.
On the other end of the spectrum, there were a few celebrities whose outfits missed the mark. The Kardashian-Jenners, for example, are known for their over-the-top Met Gala looks, but this year they opted for more subdued outfits that failed to make a statement. Priyanka Chopra Jonas also fell short with her black gown and lackluster hair, which didn’t live up to her usual red carpet glamour.
Overall, the 2023 Met Gala was a mixed bag when it came to fashion. While there were certainly some standout looks, many of the outfits felt uninspired and safe. It will be interesting to see what direction the event takes in the coming years and whether attendees will continue to play it safe or take more risks with their outfits.