Rita Ora and Taika Waititi Bring the Love and Looks to 2023 Met Gala

Newlyweds Rita Ora and Taika Waititi stepped out for a date night to remember at the 2023 Met Gala. See how the couple coordinated their red carpet looks.

By Mike Vulpo May 01, 2023 10:10 PMTags
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Now this is how you do date night!

Less than four months after Rita Ora confirmed she was a married woman, the singer stepped out with husband Taika Waititi for the 2023 Met Gala.

When arriving at the Metropolitan Museum of Art May 1, Rita stunned in a black draping Prabal Gurung gown with sheer panels. The look included a flowing cape on the dress and long chain accessories on her nails to add even more flair.

As for Taika, he looked handsome in a long dusty blue jacket worn over cream trousers with a black floral brooch and white beaded details. (See even more star sightings on the red carpet here.)

Titled "Karl Lagerfeld: A Line of Beauty," the theme of this year's Met Gala hopes to honor the late fashion designer, who died in 2019 at the age of 85. According to Vogue, guests were asked to dress "in honor of Karl" to celebrate the many labels he worked for, including his eponymous brand, Fendi, Chanel and Balmain.  

Rita herself has been a longtime fan of Karl. In fact, she once revealed her most prized possession in her closet was a custom dress from the designer.

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But if there's one thing to know about the 32-year-old, it's the simple fact that she isn't afraid to take a red carpet risk.

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"My style is different every day, but always recognizable," she told Vogue in November 2019. "I like glitz and I like bold signature pieces that liven up my look."

As for who we can thank for Rita's love for fashion? It may just come from Madonna

"She is such a badass," the singer told Fashion Week Daily in September 2021. "When I was younger, I was into making my own outfits and I would go digging in flea markets to find the perfect pieces. That's probably my earliest fashion memory."

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To see even more Met Gala red carpet looks, keep reading.

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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