Jenna Ortega attends the 2023 Met Gala.
Jenna Ortega attends the 2023 Met Gala.Photo: Getty Images

Jenna Ortega Puts a Wednesday-Worthy Twist on the Met Gala 2023 Theme

Jenna Ortega may be best known for playing Wednesday Addams on screen, but it seems the character’s inimitable fashion sense has made its way into her real-life wardrobe too. 

Case in point? Ortega’s goth-inflected look for tonight’s Met Gala. The high-fashion design not only nodded to Wednesday’s style codes with its schoolgirl bow detail at the neck, but also paid homage to a number of the design signatures of Karl Lagerfeld—whose work is being honored in this year’s exhibition, “Karl Lagerfeld: A Line of Beauty”—with its black and white palette and preponderance of gold chains and pearls.

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Ortega’s high-fashion Victoriana look was designed by Thom Browne, who also folded in a few of his own favorite design tropes. Namely, the waist-cinching lace-up corset that fitted the actor like a glove, as well as the preppy details of knee-high sheer black socks, black-and-white patent heeled brogues, and the dramatic silhouette of the skirt, which erupted into ruffles that swept behind her along the cream-colored carpet. 

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“I’ve always respected goth culture,” Ortega told Vogue back in April. “I’ve always had a darker sense of humor, but I never felt like I was able to express that. Now I feel like I can embrace those qualities in myself.” Tonight, she embraced the dark side with majestic—and Met Gala-ready—results. 

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