The 8 Best Moments From the 2023 Met Gala Livestream

The 8 Best Moments From the 2023 Met Gala Livestream
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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).

Karlie Kloss brought the ultimate plus-one

Karlie Kloss at the 2023 Met Gala. Photo: ANGELA WEISS/Getty Images

Kloss chose the Met Gala to debut her pregnancy with Baby No. 2, showing off her belly in a red-carpet chat with commentator Emma Chamberlain (who, true to girl-next-door form, immediately offered to babysit).

Serena Williams shone as she announced her pregnancy with her second child

It was a true mother-child affair at the Met Gala this year, as one of the world’s foremost athletes took the opportunity to tell the world that she and husband Alexis Ohanian were expecting their second baby. It seems the next generation of all-star Williams siblings are in the making.

Doja Cat more than lived up to her name

The singer turned up on the red carpet in an Oscar de la Renta gown complete with cat ears (of course), conjuring the image of Lagerfeld’s beloved Choupette and even giving Anthony her best “meow.” Meow indeed, Doja!

Jared Leto quite literally embodied Choupette

NEW YORK, NEW YORK - MAY 01: Jared Leto, dressed as Karl Lagerfeld's cat Choupette, attends The 2023 Met Gala Celebrating "Karl Lagerfeld: A Line Of Beauty" at The Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 01, 2023 in New York City. (Photo by Noam Galai/GA/The Hollywood Reporter via Getty Images)Noam Galai/GA/Getty Images

Lest you think Doja Cat was the only one to honor Lagerfeld’s fabulous feline, actor and musician Jared Leto turned up in a literal Choupette suit (as in, with a full Disney-character-style head). You can never have too many tributes to the hardest-working cat in fashion, right?

Brittney Griner’s homecoming was celebrated 

The basketball star appeared on the red carpet alongside her wife, Cherelle Griner, celebrating her return home after her detainment in a Russian prison. Needless to say, Cherelle told La La Anthony, the couple was in a very different state of mind a year ago. 

Janelle Monáe pulled off a flawless costume change

It must be hard enough to come up with one showstopping outfit for the Met Gala—just imagine pulling off two. But that’s exactly what the singer did when she took off her elaborate Thom Browne coat to reveal a hoop skirt underneath (and a sequined bikini underneath that). After all, why wear a single look to the Met when you can wear three?

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