This Monday marked the 2023 Met Gala, where the stars were out, the dresses were swirling, and the general aura of excitement was palpable even via livestream. Below, find the very best moments from this year’s red-carpet arrivals, as the glitterati descended on the Metropolitan Museum of Art to celebrate “Karl Lagerfeld: A Line of Beauty.”
Nicole Kidman dazzled in the same dress she wore for her Chanel No. 5 ad…20 years ago
Kidman looked stunning in the very same dress Lagerfeld designed for her 2004 Chanel No. 5 ad, which was directed by Baz Luhrmann. That’s why you pay for couture, kids; it lasts! (Okay, Kidman probably did not pay for this dress, but the point stands.)
Michaela Coel was extremely relatable, as always
It’s not hard to see why Coel was chosen to be one of this year’s Met Gala hosts—the November 2022 Vogue cover star is always impeccably dressed, and she’s got a special affinity for Chanel. But she got real about her own pre-Met jitters on the red carpet, telling La La Anthony that some last-minute words of encouragement from Vogue editor in chief Anna Wintour helped her remember the importance of just being herself (even in the world’s most glamorous circumstances).