IT’S time for the hottest celebrities and fashion designers to meet the Met.
The annual Met Gala kicks off tonight, and the stars are already shining, and showing off, on the red carpet.
GettyPhoebe Bridgers and Emily Ratajkowski attend The 2023 Met Gala Celebrating “Karl Lagerfeld: A Line Of Beauty”[/caption]
GettyNicole Kidman and Keith Urban attend The Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Costume Institute benefit gala celebrating the opening of the “Karl Lagerfeld: A Line of Beauty”[/caption]
The Met Gala, or the Met Ball, is a fundraiser event hosted by the Metropolitan Museum of Art.
The annual event marks the opening of the costume event and serves as a fundraiser for the organization.
Each year, the Met Gala takes place at the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Costume Institute in New York City.
The invite-only event highlights different fashion eras, with each theme celebrating a powerful moment in design.
For 2023, the Met Gala’s theme is Karl Lagerfeld: A Line of Beauty, meant to honor the late Karl Lagerfeld, a regular attendee at The Metropolitan Museum of Art Costume Institute.
Individual tickets to the Met Gala are reported to cost over $30,000, which is a steep incline since Anna Wintour took over the running of the event in 1995 when tickets were just $1,000.
There is also the option of purchasing a table, which will set you back at least $275,000.
However, many celebrities that attend this event don’t actually end up paying for their tickets and costumes.
Each celeb’s outfit is usually bankrolled by major fashion houses, in exchange for exposure and the goodwill of attending a charitable event.
Check out the latest fashion hits and misses below.
Nicole Kidman went for a retro look, wearing the same dress she wore in her Chanel No. 5 commercial in 2004.
Actress Olivia Wilde looked pretty wild in a vintage Chloé by Karl Lagerfeld half-cut white top bottom combo, connected by a violin pattern
Emily Ratajkowski got an early start on her way to the Met in a cleavage-revealing Tory Burch dress
Singer Dua Lipa fulfilled a lifelong dream walking down the aisle in a Chanel wedding dress from 1992.