How Gigi Hadid Is Honoring Karl Lagerfeld at Met Gala 2023

Gigi Hadid stepped onto the Met Gala 2023 red carpet to pay tribute to her late collaborator Karl Lagerfeld.

By Jess Cohen May 02, 2023 12:36 AMTags
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Gigi Hadid is tipping a hat to Karl Lagerfeld.

The supermodel arrived to the 2023 Met Gala on May 1 in an edgy Givenchy ensemble alongside creative director Matthew Williams. Her dress included a black corset top with a sheer train and plenty of pearls, honoring Lagerfeld with her black-and-white color palette and the gemstone associated with Chanel. (See every star on the Met Gala red carpet HERE.)

This year's theme—"Karl Lagerfeld: A Line of Beauty"—honors the life and legacy of the late designer, who passed away in 2019 at the age of 85.

The Metropolitan Museum of Art previously announced that the theme explores "the artistic methodology and stylistic vocabulary of Karl Lagerfeld's designs through recurring themes across more than 65 years, from the 1950s to his final collection in 2019."

Some of the 150 designs featured in the exhibit, which will be open to the public until to July, are from his time as creative director of labels such as Chanel, Chloé and Fendi, among others.

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"I'm so heartbroken I almost don't have words," Hadid, who appeared in a number of runway shows for Lagerfeld, wrote on Instagram at the time of his passing. "There will never be another Karl Lagerfeld. Every second with you was an honor, joy, and inspiration."

"I wish I could give you one last hug," she added. "I love you Karl. Thank you for everything. Rest In Peace."

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See more stars paying tribute to Lagerfeld on the Met Gala red carpet below.

Kylie Jenner

In Jean Paul Gaultier

Gigi Hadid

In Givenchy

Cardi B

In Thom Browne

Kim Kardashian

In Schiaparelli


In Valentino

Bad Bunny

In Jacquemus

Gisele Bundchen

In Chanel SS07 Couture




In Chanel

Pedro Pascal

In Valentino

Cara Delevingne

In Karl Lagerfeld

Jared Leto

In Karl Lagerfeld

Jennifer Lopez

In Ralph Lauren

Jenna Ortega

In Thom Browne

Paris Hilton

In Marc Jacobs

Viola Davis

In Valentino

Anne Hathaway

In Atelier Versace

Doja Cat

In Oscar de la Renta

Billie Eilish

In custom Simone Rocha with Cartier jewelry

Kendall Jenner

In Marc Jacobs

Margot Robbie

In Chanel

Letitia Wright

In Prada

Bradley Cooper

Janelle Monae

In Thom Browne

Daisy Edgar-Jones

In Gucci and Bucherer Fine Jewellery

Mindy Kaling

In Simkhai

A$AP Rocky

In Gucci

Priyanka Chopra Jonas

In Valentino

Nicola Peltz Beckham

In Valentino

Jessica Chastain

In Gucci

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