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The Met Gala 2023 - The Fashion Class

The Met Gala 2023

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What is the Met Gala?

The Met Gala is an annual fundraising gala for the benefit of the Metropolitan Museum of Art's Costume Institute in New York City. It is known for its extravagant red carpet looks and celebrity attendees from various fields, including fashion, music, film, and art. Each year, the event follows a specific theme, and attendees are expected to dress accordingly. The Met Gala is considered one of the most important events in the fashion industry!

Can you believe this takes place just blocks from us here at The Fashion Class?

 

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This year’s theme: Karl Lagerfeld

Karl Lagerfeld was a fashion designer and creative director who was best known for his work with luxury fashion houses such as Chanel and Fendi. He was widely regarded as one of the most influential designers of the 20th and 21st centuries, and his impact on the fashion industry is still felt today.

Lagerfeld began his career in fashion in the 1950s, working as an assistant to Pierre Balmain. He went on to work for several other high-profile fashion houses, including Jean Patou, Chloe, and Fendi, before becoming the creative director of Chanel in 1983.

During his time at Chanel, Lagerfeld was instrumental in reinvigorating the brand and making it relevant to a new generation of customers. He was known for his bold and innovative designs, as well as his attention to detail and his ability to anticipate and create new trends.

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 What are all these cats doing on the red carpet?

Lagerfeld was known for his love of cats! He adopted his own cat, Choupette in 2011 after she caught his eye while he was shooting a fashion campaign in Paris. Celebrities such as Doja Cat, Lil Nas X, and Jared Leto used Choupette as their inspiration for this year’s looks.

 

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Who wore it best?

Red carpet fashion is a form of self-expression for celebrities and a way for them to showcase their style and personality on a global stage. We love to see the mix of looks made custom for the Met Gala and vintage Lagerfeld designs that were on display this year. You can check out some of our favorite looks below!

 

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