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Our guide to the best looks from this year’s Met Gala honouring Karl Lagerfeld: A Line of Beauty

The first Monday in May carries special meaning for the fashion set, marking the most significant event on the calendar — The Met Gala.

Inaugurated as an annual fundraising gala for the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Costume Institute, The Met Gala has become synonymous with outrageous outfits and iconic celebrity moments. It is an event that has come to capture the imagination of even those completely uninterested in fashion or glamour. And while almost every notable figure in Hollywood receives an invite, from style icons to actors and musicians (and more recently, to TikTok stars) we are left to look on from home — taking on the role of fashion critic to dissect the outfits of those in attendance.

Each year guests are asked to dress to a theme reflecting that of the Costume Institute’s exhibition, and this year, it’s the late, great Karl Lagerfeld who is being honoured, his five-decade-long career in fashion, and the considerable influence he had on the wider industry taking centre stage. Given that ‘Karl Lagerfeld: A Line of Beauty’ is the theme, attendees dressed in their interpretation of the iconoclast’s legacy, some touching on his renowned work at Chanel, others on his work for Fendi, and some choosing to pay homage to Lagerfeld’s famously indulged cat (and constant inspiration) Choupette. (Here’s looking at you Doja Cat and Jared Leto).

Here, we round up all the best looks from this year’s ‘first Monday in May,’ each of which showcases why this event has become the most significant on the global fashion calendar.

Dua Lipa wearing Chanel FW92 Couture
Left: Gisele Bündchen wearing Chanel SS07 Couture Right: Anok Yai wearing Prabal Gurung & Piers Atkinson mask
Kylie Jenner Wearing custom Jean Paul Gaultier
Left: Bad Bunny Wearing custom Jacquemus Right: Lily Aldridge Wearing Oscar de la Renta and Bucherer Fine jewellery
Left: Jessica Chastain Wearing Gucci Right: Margot Robbie Wearing Chanel
Left: Kendall Jenner Wearing custom Marc Jacobs Right: Gigi Hadid Wearing custom Givenchy and Smiling Rocks & Lagos jewellery
Kate Moss and Lila Moss Wearing Fendi
Left: Anne Hathaway Wearing Atelier Versace & Bulgari jewellery Right: Michaela Coel Wearing custom Schiaparelli
Left: Cara Delevingne Wearing custom Karl Lagerfeld Right: Jenna Ortega Wearing Thom Browne
Doja Cat Wearing custom Oscar de la Renta
Left: Maya Hawke Wearing Prada Right: Suki Waterhouse wearing Fendi and Robert Pattinson wearing Dior Men
Jared Leto
Jeremy Pope Wearing custom Balmain and Cartier jewellery

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