It's that time again. The first Monday in May. Fashion's night out. The 2023 Met Gala. The biggest red carpet event of the year always brings out Hollywood's best and brightest, and this year is no different. A-listers are braving the trek up the Met's steep staircase in their best couture in support of the museum's latest Costume Institute exhibit—"Karl Lagerfeld: A Line of Beauty."
The late creative director of Chanel packed a lot of influence in his 85 years, rounding up plenty of muses along the way, including Cara Delevingne, Kristen Stewart, Lily-Rose Depp, Kate Moss, Naomi Campbell, and many more. Tonight, a bevy of Lagerfeld's friends, colleagues, and inspirations are walking the off-white carpet in his honor—and probably still vying for his stamp of approval.
Below, the best-dressed celebrities on the 2023 Met Gala red carpet.
Rihanna and A$AP Rocky
Usually last but never least, Rihanna arrived at the Met Gala with A$AP Rocky for the red carpet finale. She wore a long white Valentino gown adorned with a bouquet of white rosettes, while A$AP opted for a black Gucci blazer and red kilt over a pair of jeans.
Olivia Rodrigo wore a stringy black-and-white strapless gown by Thom Browne.
Kim Kardashian wore a heavily beaded custom Schiaparelli dress.
Cardi B nailed the rosette trend in this billowing Thom Browne look inspired by Karl Lagerfeld's personal uniform.
Tems coordinated her feathers in this custom black-and-white Robert Wun gown, wearing a feather-trimmed headpiece, gloves, and bustier.
Gigi Hadid was wrapped in tulle in this custom Givenchy look.
Janelle Monáe wore a supersized version of Chanel's classic tweed jacket, courtesy of Thom Browne.
If you've ever wondered what Wednesday Addams would wear to the Met Gala, Jenna Ortega's gothic prep-school look should give you a good idea.
The tennis champion debuted her second pregnancy in a vintage Chanel-inspired look by Gucci.
Anne Hathaway didn't wear Chanel, but she paid homage to the house in her tweed Atelier Versace gown.
Mary J Blige
Mary J Blige was coordinated from head to toe in a custom Burberry gown with a black bow barrette by Jennifer Behr.
Alton Mason wore a sheer lace bridal look.
Lily Collins wore a Vera Wang bustier top and long skirt with "KARL" embellished on the bottom.
Billie Eilish served up some gothic glamor with her sparkling custom Simone Rocha look.
Naturally Kristen Stewart, one of Lagerfeld's longtime muses, wore Chanel. The actor opted for a cropped suit and loafers.
The theme of Anitta's custom Marc Jacobs look was more is more, from the billowing fabric to the sky-high platforms.
FKA Twigs matched her geometric hair with the sculptural detailing on her black custom Maison Margiela gown.
The best tribute to Lagerfeld's cat Choupette came from none other than Doja Cat in custom Oscar de la Renta. The embellished gown was complete with cat ears on the hood. The singer also added a prosthetic cat nose and claw-like nails.
Halle Bailey brought the ocean vibes in her sparkling gown and foam-like coat.
Keke Palmer channeled the Birth of Venus in her custom strapless Sergio Hudson gown and shell-inspired train.
Sydney Sweeney sparkled in a sequined Miu Miu nude dress.
Ashley Graham looked like a vintage beauty in her structural black-and-pink Harris Reed gown.
Rachel Brosnahan was covered up in her Sergio Hudson gown but still embraced the sheer trend with an embellished mesh top.
Kate Moss and Lila Moss
The model mother-daughter duo arrived together wearing looks from Fendi.
Suki Waterhouse looked like a vision of spring in a sheer, floral-embroidered dress by Fendi.
Gabrielle Union gave us an all-red Prada moment in a floor-length dress and long leather coat.
2023 co-chair Michaela Coel looked like a bronze goddess in a heavily embellished sheer gown from Schiaparelli haute couture.
Maya Hawke wore an all-white mini dress and long coat with floral appliques.
Naomi Campbell wore a draped pink gown from Chanel's 2010 spring/summer couture collection.
Karen Elson wore a sheer black gown with oversized 3D florals by Christian Siriano.
Kidman wore a feathered Chanel gown with a long tulle train—the same one she wore in her iconic commercial for Chanel N°5.
The singer wore a vintage Chanel gown from the house's fall/winter couture collection in 1992.
Quinta Brunson wore a sparkling pink and black gown by Prabal Gurung, complete with a white rosette.
Liu Wen wore an off-the-shoulder black Tory Burch gown with billowing white floral decals.
Quannah Chasinghorse wore a dazzling pink cutout dress with black latex opera gloves.
Anok Yai wore a sparking, chandelier-esque Prabal Gurung dress with a fishnet visor.
Penélope Cruz wore a light blue embellished Chanel gown featuring a sheer hood.
Chloe Fineman wore a rosette-adorned dress by Wiederhoeft, which was hand embroidered with tiny pink glass beads. She also paid homage to Karl Lagerfeld's beloved cat, Choupette, with an embellished cat-shaped handbag.
Lala Anthony wore a one-shoulder white gown by Sergio Hudson. She paired the look with gold jewels and cat-eye sunglasses.