Beyond beauty The stars stepped out on May 1 at the 2023 Met Gala, fashion’s biggest night, and the over-the-top makeup and hair looks were just as memorable as the elaborate ensembles.
Indeed, the first Monday in May is here and legends of the worlds of film, television, music, models, sports, art and culture have come together to benefit the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Costume Institute. Attendees dressed to impress honoring the late designer Karl Lagerfeld,
This year’s theme reflects the Costume Institute’s spring exhibition, which opens to members the day after the gala and to the public on May 5: “Karl Lagerfeld: A Line of Beauty.” The show pays tribute to the German fashion icon’s body of work, notably her devotion to clean lines and simple elegance with a wink at collections from Chanel, Fendi, Chloé, Balmain, Patou and of course the 1950s Up to his nominated line. Died in 2019.
Perhaps best known for his tenure at Chanel, where he held the design reins from 1983, was integral to the fashion juggernaut in choosing the French fashion house’s celebrity spokespeople, including Nicole Kidman as the face of Chanel No. 5 fragrance in 2004 and Kristen Stewart Fronting the Chanel Gabrielle fragrance in 2017.
Co-chairs of this year’s event include actors Michaela Cole And Penelope Cruz, tennis great Roger Federersinging sensation dua lipa and of course the editor-in-chief of Vogue anna wintourwho are integral in pairing designers with celebrity attendees for the ultimate red carpet reveal.
While stars are quite familiar with the glitz and glamor of big nights-out in front of the cameras, the annual Met Gala is perhaps most notable for some truly over-the-top sartorial spectacles, including intricate hair and makeup moments.
standouts this year Emily Ratajkowski In Tory Burch with blingy patterns inspired by the quilting on Chanel handbags, kidman in the exact blush gown she wore in her 2004 Chanel No. 5 campaign and, of course, Penélope Cruz wore an archival Chanel dress reminiscent of Lagerfeld’s beloved “Couture Bride” that closed every show and indicating her latest collection.
Whereas previous Met Gala dress codes invited wild interpretations when it came to beauty (see: Camp: Fashion and Notes on the Heavenly Bodies: Fashion and the Catholic Imagination), this year’s theme is a bit more straightforward, focusing on black and white, invites bows. and chains.
The biggest hair trend of the night was long hair. cascading curls on Rita OraCenter-parted sleek-down hairdo, wet-look strands kidman and wearing thigh-high tops Arianna DeBose highlight the trend
As far as makeup went, the eyes had it. exaggerated, bold eyebrows (seen on amrata And wintourdaughter of Bee Schaefer) and kajal smudged eyes were everywhere. all kinds of beige lips (like pouts on Quinta Brunsen And Cruz) looked incredibly chic and were having a moment too.
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