Vogue magazine They ended their live broadcast coverage of the 2023 Met Gala after that almost Every star arrived, but the carpet didn’t officially close until Rihanna (and her beau and baked second baby) finally showed up. The Bajan singer and beauty pioneer wore a Chanel-inspired dress covered in camellia flowers by Valentino with a maxi skirt. As ever, the Met Gala darling wore fingerless gloves in honor of the late Karl Lagerfeld.
In a 2022 interview with hustleOf her pregnancy style, Rihanna said: “When I’ve seen women dress during pregnancy (in the past), I thought it was the only way. So I challenged myself to push it even further and really enjoy (my maternity style). Because there’s nothing More fun than challenging for me. This is where I get creative. This is where I’m forced to come up with new ideas and new ways to make it work.”
Rihanna paired her white Valentino dress with a Bvlgari High Jewelry necklace in platinum with five pear diamonds, 118 Akoya cultured pearls, seven pear diamonds, 109 round diamonds, and 561 fancy-cut diamonds and pavé-set diamonds.
The singer and businesswoman’s partner, rapper A$AP Rocky, also joined her on the carpet for her dressing moment, donning a single-breasted jacket, black tie, stack of belts, leather boots, and a long tartan skirt over a pair of jeans, all by Gucci. .
The Met Gala, the annual fundraiser for the Costume Institute at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, has been organized by Anna Wintour since 1995. It is timed to coincide with the unveiling of the museum’s annual fashion exhibition and this year focuses on Karl Lagerfeld. Entitled “Karl Lagerfeld: A Line of Beauty,” the collection honors the life and career of the late legendary designer who passed away on February 19, 2019, and features more than 150 pieces including sketches.
The dress code simply reads “in honor of Karl,” leaving it mostly to interpretation for the celebrities in attendance — and fashion designers. Andrew Bolton, curator of the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Costume Institute, says he hopes guests will celebrate “in the spirit of Karl, and hopefully everyone will come out in vintage Chanel, vintage Fendi, vintage Chloe.” Lagerfeld has also designed for homes including his label, Patou, and Balmain.
The Met Gala program features Penélope Cruz, Michaela Coel, Roger Federer, Dua Lipa, and Vogue’s Wintour as co-chairs for the evening. See the best looks from the 2023 Met Gala red carpet here.