The 2023 Met Gala wasn’t just about fashion, as it showcased exciting pregnancy announcements, debut solo appearances, and the presence of Karl Lagerfeld’s beloved feline friend. Here are the most significant highlights from the grandest night in fashion.
Gisele Bündchen made a solo appearance at the Metropolitan Museum of Art for the first time since 2008, following her divorce from Tom Brady in October. The supermodel paid tribute to her previous solo appearance at the event in 2006 by wearing a vintage Chanel dress that she had worn for an editorial shoot with Karl Lagerfeld. The dress, a long, see-through number with white sequin stripes and a white feather cape, held sentimental value for Bündchen, who declared it as “the one” when selecting her outfit for the evening.
Karlie Kloss joyfully revealed her “plus one” on the red carpet at the Met Gala, proudly debuting her baby bump. Speaking to Vogue’s Emma Chamberlain, Kloss confirmed that she and her husband, Joshua Kushner, were expecting their second child, making the moment all the more meaningful. For Kloss, it was a special moment as she had been pregnant during the pandemic the last time and hadn’t had the opportunity to wear anything other than sweatpants. Meanwhile, Serena Williams also shared her pregnancy news with the world as she walked the carpet with her husband, Alexis Ohanian, in matching Gucci outfits, exclaiming, “There’s three of us here.”
Rihanna’s Late Arrival
Rihanna made a grand entrance at the Met Gala, arriving fashionably late, an hour and a half after the event began. However, her delay was worth it, as she looked stunning in a custom Valentino ensemble. Before her arrival, she was spotted wearing an archival Fendi fur coat from 1997, initially worn by Naomi Campbell and designed by Karl Lagerfeld. Once she arrived, she was draped in a silk faille cape adorned with 30 fabric camellias made of 500 petals and wore white sunglasses to complete the look. She eventually revealed a drop-waist detail and an additional camellia on her dramatic white gown underneath the cape.