The Met Gala 2023 was the place to be this year, all in honour of the late, great Karl Lagerfeld. The theme of the night was “Karl Lagerfeld: A Line of Beauty”, celebrating the iconic designer’s life and work. Karl was a true fashion icon who left his mark on several top fashion houses including Chanel, Balmain, Patou, Chloé and recently, Chanel, until his death. He was famous for his personal style of black and white colour schemes, necklaces, and fingerless gloves.

But that’s not all, Karl also had a knack for transforming fabrics, and one of his famous transformations was turning Chanel’s signature, fabric –tweed– into stylish ensembles, including the modern waist-length jacket that we know and love today. We can’t forget his love for pearls, which he incorporated into everything from clothes to bags, shoes, and even hair accessories. Coco Chanel herself once said, “A woman needs ropes and ropes of pearls,” so it’s no surprise that Karl took that advice to heart.

In this post, we’re sharing our top 10 favourite looks from the Met Gala 2023 that embodied Karl’s personality. We’re talking attention to detail, creativity, and of course, how well the look was on theme. So sit back, relax, and get ready to dive into our top fashion trends at the Met Gala 2023 and why they made the cut. Enjoy the ride!


Our Top 10 Fashion Trends at the Met Gala 2023 Explained


Kim Kardashian in Schiaparelli

Our Top 10 Fashion Trends at the Met Gala 2023 Explained

When we saw Kim, we were immediately drawn to the pearls! I mean, have you ever seen pearls draped so perfectly like that? It was like a beautiful work of art, with each strand sitting perfectly underneath the other, creating this stunning drape of pearls that cascaded down her body.

But let’s not forget about the overall theme of her look, which was just spot on. Karl’s infusion of pearls in his runway designs was so evident in Kim’s outfit. We can’t help but appreciate the attention to detail and the way everything came together in such a chic and elegant way. We’re definitely taking notes for our own jewellery game! You should too.


Rihanna in Valentino

Our Top 10 Fashion Trends at the Met Gala 2023 Explained

How Rihanna never fails to impress us on the red carpet. And this year’s Met Gala was no exception. She not only integrated Karl’s signature Chanel bride look which is sophisticated, elegant and modern, but added her own flair to the look. The white dress with a long train and camellia detailing around her cloak was stunning, and her white glasses were the perfect accessory to complete the outfit.

But the real moment that had us all gasping was when she let go of her cloak to reveal the simple white dress with a camellia at the front. And those layers of pearl necklaces combined with fingerless gloves? Pure genius. It was a perfect homage to Karl Lagerfeld and his love for pearls and elegant bridal designs.

Rihanna has once again cemented her place as a fashion icon, and we’re here for it!


Lizzo in Chanel

Another pearl-wowing moment for us was Lizzo’s. We couldn’t help but admire her stunning statement style. She rocked those beauties like nobody’s business, showing us all how to make a statement with jewellery. It’s amazing how a simple strand of pearls can take your outfit from basic to stylish in no time! It’s moments like these that truly highlight the impact that jewellery can have on a look. 


Cardi B in ChenPeng Studio

The moment we saw Cardi, we knew this was the one! We were absolutely blown away. Karl’s personal style was radiating through her outfit. But what really took it up a notch was the creativity of it all. That stunning ball gown was the cherry on top of an already befitting look that captured the essence of the iconic designer. This red carpet outfit was a masterpiece!


Sean “Diddy” Combs in Sean John

Sean’s outfit was everything Karl Lagerfeld from head to toe. His all-black monochrome look was sleek and classy. But it was the attention to the smallest details that got to us – he added some serious bling with beaded necklaces that reminded us of Karl’s own signature style. To top it all off, he even had the camellia flower, a staple in Karl’s runway designs, all over his outer garment. It’s safe to say that Sean nailed the Karl Lagerfeld look and if you wondered who our best-dressed man was, the name is Sean! 


Russell Westbrook in Bode

We love a man who knows how to accessorise and Russell’s got us swooning over his intentional and stylish use of accessories. We love how he’s channelling Karl’s iconic style with that two-tiered pearl necklace. He didn’t stop there – that jacket made out of tweed, the famous fabric of Chanel that dominated Karl’s designs, is the perfect finishing touch to this look. 


Manu Rios in Karl Lagerfeld

Met gala 2023 trends explained

Manu looking so calm and collected in an ensemble designed by Karl Lagerfeld himself gave a new dimension to red carpet poses. I mean, when you are wearing the designer being celebrated, you don’t need to do too much. It was like he knew he had nailed the look and was just waiting for the world to catch up! And we were definitely catching up!

We certainly loved how he creatively embodied Karl’s sense of style in his own unique way. The small touch of silver brooches took that outfit to a whole new level and the fingerless gloves Karl was famous for? They simply sealed the look and kept it so on-theme!


Janelle Monáe in Thom Browne and REZA jewellery

Met gala 2023 trends explained

Oh, Janelle Monáe! We love it when celebs put in the effort to stay on theme, and boy did she deliver. Not only did she embody Karl’s monochrome style, but she took it to the next level with her creativity and attention to detail.

Did you catch those delicate camellias lined around her collar? We certainly did, and we were thoroughly impressed. And let’s not forget about the fabric choice – it’s as if she stepped straight out of Karl’s imagination. Even the cat on her outfit bears a resemblance to the late designer’s beloved pet, Choupette. And those thin eyeliner and scarf accessories? Zeefarh’s kiss.

We can tell that a lot of thought and effort went into this look, and we absolutely adored it from head to toe!


Anne Hathaway in Versace and Bulgari

Anne Hathaway absolutely killed it at the Met Gala 2023 red carpet, embodying the concept of small but mighty! While she looked stunning in Chanel’s classic tweed, it was her choice of accessories that truly made her stand out. The combination of gold and pearls on her safety pins was not only unexpected but seriously stylish. And to top it off, she adorned a gorgeous pearl necklace from Bulgari that perfectly complemented her outfit. Her ability to add just the right amount of bling is something to be admired.


Shai Gilgeous-Alexander in Thom Browne

Shai Gilgeous-Alexander in Thom Browne by zeefarh

When a basketball player makes an appearance at the Met Gala, you know it’s going to be a show-stopper. And Shai definitely did not disappoint with his Chanel logo-inspired colour scheme. What really caught our eye though, were his layers of beaded necklaces, which were a beautiful homage to Karl. The attention to detail was on point and we couldn’t help but appreciate his take on incorporating Karl’s signature style into his own look.



The Met Gala 2023 was a blast and we’re still recovering from all the fashion goodness that was served! The theme of the night was “Karl Lagerfeld: A Line of Beauty,” and boy did the celebrities bring their A-game. We’ve seen a lot of pearls, tweed, and black and white ensembles, and it’s safe to say that Karl’s iconic style is alive and well.

Our top 10 favourite looks embodied Karl’s personality and style so perfectly that we couldn’t help but be in awe of them. From the beautiful draping of pearls to the attention to detail and creativity, these celebs nailed the theme in their own unique way. We saw everything from beaded necklaces to camellia flowers and fingerless gloves, and it was glorious.

If you’re looking for some fashion inspiration, look no further than the Met Gala 2023. These celebrities certainly know how to make a statement, and we can’t wait to see what they’ll bring to the table next year. Until then, we’ll be here swooning over all the fashion goodness that was served at this year’s event!

But don’t be shy, we want to hear from you! What did you think of our top 10 fashion trends at the Met Gala 2023? Did we miss any of your favourite looks? Drop a comment below and let us know your thoughts! We always love hearing from our readers and having a fashion discussion.

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2 thoughts on “Our Top 10 Fashion Trends at the Met Gala 2023 Explained

  1. Russel’s style was my favorite amongst the men and janelle monae is always going to be the one after my heart. It’s a good piece I loved every bit of it.

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