The Best Celebrity Red Carpet Looks at the Met Gala

Happy first Monday in May!

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It's the first Monday in May, or, in other words, it's Met Gala day. This year's theme is "Karl Lagerfeld: A Line of Beauty," which The Met described simply as a night held "in honor of Karl." For fashion history buffs, the concept brings to mind the many iconic Chanel runway moments from the prolific designer's tenure at the fashion house (remember the itty-bitty double-C logo bikini?). Others, however, may recall Lagerfeld's personal uniform: a black suit, starched white button-down, leather gloves, dark sunglasses, and his beloved cat, Choupette, in tow. With such a vast pool of inspiration, tonight's attendees explored a gamut of directions on the Met Gala 2023 red carpet, with some celebrities donning genuine pieces from Lagerfeld's archive and others opting for custom, contemporary interpretations. 

From A-list actors to Lagerfeld's longtime muses, keep scrolling to see Marie Claire's roundup of the best celebrity red carpet looks from the Met Gala 2023.

Rihanna in Valentino and A$AP Rocky in Gucci

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Priyanka Chopra Jonas in Valentino and Nick Jonas

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Cara Delevingne 

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Mindy Kaling in Simkhai

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Cardi B in Chenpeng Studio

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Olivia Rodrgio in Thom Browne

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Madelyn Cline in Stella McCartney

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Mary J. Blige in Burberry

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Jodie Comer in Burberry

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Aubrey Plaza in Stella McCartney

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Teyana Taylor in Thom Browne

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Bella Ramsey in Thom Browne

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Adut Akech in custom Carolina Herrera

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Alexandra Daddario in Dior

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Jeremy Pope in Balmain

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Viola Davis in Valentino

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Stephanie Hsu

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Jennifer Lopez in custom Ralph Lauren

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Alton Mason

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Miranda Kerr in custom Christian Dior

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Jenna Ortega in Thom Browne

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Elle Fanning in custom Vivienne Westwood

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Paris Hilton in Marc Jacobs

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Janelle Monáe in Thome Browne

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Gigi Hadid in Givenchy

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Kim Kardashian in Schiaparelli 

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Kendall Jenner in Marc Jacobs

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Kylie Jenner in Jean Paul Gaultier by Haider Ackermann 

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Serena Williams

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Florence Pugh in Valentino Haute Couture

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Jared Letto

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Vanessa Kirby in vintage Chloé

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Rachel Brosnahan in custom Sergio Hudson

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Lily James

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Brittney Griner and Cherelle Griner in custom Calvin Klein

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Emily Blunt in custom Michael Kors Collection

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Anne Hathaway in Atelier Versace

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Lizzo in vintage Chanel

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Billie Eilish in custom Simone Rocha

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Lil Nas X

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Salma Hayek in Gucci

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Lily Collins

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Kerry Washington

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Kristen Stewart in Chanel

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Julia Garner in Gucci

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FKA Twigs in Maison Margiela

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Doja Cat in Oscar de la Renta

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Daisy Edgar-Jones in Gucci and Bucherer Fine Jewellery 

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Jessica Chastain in Gucci

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Keke Palmer in custom Sergio Hudson

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Jennie in vintage Chanel

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Halle Bailey in Gucci

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Suki Waterhouse in Fendi and Robert Pattinson in Dior Men

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Margot Robbie in vintage Chanel Haute Couture

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Sydney Sweeney in Miu Miu and Bucherer Fine Jewellery 

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Devon Aoki in Jeremy Scott

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Tems in Robert Wun

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Precious Lee in Fendi

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Ashley Graham in Harris Reed

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Gwendoline Christie in Fendi Couture

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Karlie Kloss in Loewe

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Amanda Seyfried in Oscar de la Renta

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Lila Moss and Kate Moss in Fendi

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Naomi Campbell in vintage Chanel Haute Couture

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Maya Hawke in Prada

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Gisele Bündchen in vintage Chanel Haute Couture

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Michaela Coel in Schiaparelli Haute Couture

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Gabrielle Union in Prada

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Ice Spice in Balmain

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Margaret Qualley in vintage Chanel

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Maude Apatow in Chloé

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Ariana DeBose in Altuzarra and Bucherer Fine Jewellery 

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Olivia Wilde in custom Chloé

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Alia Bhatt

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Quinta Brunson in Prabal Gurung

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Anok Yai in Prabal Gurung

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Irina Shayk

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Nicole Kidman in Chanel and Keith Urban

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Liu Wen

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Emily Ratajkowski in Tory Burch

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Phoebe Bridgers in Tory Burch

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Rita Ora in Prabal Gurung

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Emma Chamberlain in Miu Miu

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Dua Lipa in Chanel Haute Couture Fall/Winter 1992 

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Penélope Cruz in Chanel Haute Couture

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Chloe Fineman in Wiederhoeft

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La La Anthony in Sergio Hudson

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Rachel Smith

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Emma Childs
Fashion Features Editor

Emma is the fashion features editor at Marie Claire, who writes everything from trend reports to fashion featurettes and long-form profiles. Previously, she was Marie Claire's style editor, writing shopping e-commerce guides, assisting with market for fashion photo shoots, and assigning and editing fashion celebrity news.

Emma also wrote for The Zoe Report, Editorialist, Elite Daily, Bustle, and Mission Magazine. She studied Fashion Studies and New Media at Fordham University Lincoln Center. When she's not writing fashion deep-dives, you'll find her stalking eBay for designer vintage, reading literary fiction on her Kindle, and baking in her tiny NYC kitchen.