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Met Gala 2023 Guest List: Which Celebrities Will Walk the Iconic Red Carpet?

The Met Gala 2023 is set to take place on May 1, 2023, Monday. This year, the theme for the fashion’s biggest event is “Karl Lagerfeld: A Line of Beauty.” It pays tribute to the late legendary designer Karl Lagerfeld who passed away in the year 2019.

We know all of you are pretty excited to watch your favorite celebs hit the red carpet at the popular annual event. Continue reading further to learn the names of the celebrities who are expected to show up at the Met Gala this year.

All you need to know about Met Gala 2023 (including the date, theme, co-chairs, and more)

The 2023 annual Costume Institute Benefit popularly known as ‘Met Gala’ will be taking place on May 1, 2023, Monday at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City. Like every year, the Vogue editor-in-chief Anna Wintour, will be hosting the event. She also has four celebrity co-chairs who will host Met Gala alongside her this year.

The co-chairs for the Met Gala 2023 were announced earlier this year in January which include Oscar-winning actress Penélope Cruz, tennis champion Roger Federer, Emmy-winning actress and screenwriter Michaela Coel, Grammy-winning singer Dua Lipa, and Vogue editor-in-chief and Condé Nast Global CCO Anna Wintour.

What is the theme for Met Gala 2023?

Each year, Met Gala has a different theme. When we talk about the theme for Met Gala 2023, it revolves around the late German designer Karl Lagerfeld. The theme for the event is “Karl Lagerfeld: A Line of Beauty.”

The theme for the lavish ball was announced in September 2022. At that time, a video of Karl Lagerfeld’s work was shared on the official Met Museum’s Twitter account. It read, “Every design starts with a sketch.”

Then, the historic institution shared, “Coming May 2023 — explore the artistic methodology and stylistic vocabulary of Karl Lagerfeld’s designs in ‘Karl Lagerfeld: A Line of Beaty’ at the Met’s #CostumeInstitute.”

The iconic Chanel fashion designer died in Paris following a short illness. He passed away at the age of 85. The dress code of Met Gala 2023 is simply ‘in honor of Karl,’ so the guests can experiment and slay at the greatest fashion event.

Which celebrities will definitely be attending the Met Gala 2023?

Up until this moment, the guest list for Met Gala 2023 has not been disclosed. Many celebs from different fields are expected to make an appearance at the fashion event in extravagant outfits.

Right now, we know the names of the few celebs who will surely be attending the Met Gala this year and they are as follows: Anna Wintour, Dua Lipa, Roger Federer, Michaela Coel, and Penélope Cruz. The fantastic five will be turning heads at the famous Metropolitan Museum of Art steps on the first Monday of May which falls on May 1, 2023.

Other stars who will be seen on the red carpet of Met Gala 2023 include La La Anthony, Derek Blasberg, Chloe Fineman, and Emma Chamberlain. They will be co-hosting the live stream from the highly-coveted and most exciting red carpet for all fashion lovers.

Elle Fanning

Elle Fanning will also attend the Met Gala 2023. During an April interview with Variety, the All The Bright Places star confirmed her attendance and talked about the inspiration behind her look for the event. She said, “I had an idea kind of quickly, I have to say.”

The American actress went on to say, “I sort of sketch everything out so I did a little sketch – an homage to Karl Lagerfeld, of course. I am truly going on theme. I have a good story behind the look that is special to me. I’m excited.”

When questioned about what it’s like to walk the iconic red carpet not the steps at New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art, the A Rainy Day in New York actress replied, “It’s major! It’s very jam-packed. Honestly, it doesn’t matter who you are. You’re all on top of each other. You’re all getting out and you all have to wait in line.”

Kim Kardashian

Kim Kardashian also announced that she will be present at the Met Gala this year. On Wednesday, the former Keeping Up With The Kardashians star confirmed the same on her Instagram page. She posted a series of pictures from her visit to Karl Lagerfeld’s office on her Instagram feed. She also spend some time with Karl Lagerfeld‘s beloved cat Choupette.

“Had a date with @choupetteofficiel in Paris. We then spent some time at @karllagerfeld’s office to get a little inspiration for the Met,” the Skims founder wrote in the caption of the Instagram post.

Soon after, many netizens stopped by the comments section of the post to share their thoughts on Kim being invited to the fashion event. One social media user wrote, “I thought you guys weren’t invited this year.” Another user chimed in, “Wait I thought the Kardashians weren’t invited lol.”

Florence Pugh

According to a report by The New York Times, Florence Pugh who has starred in movies such as Little Women, Black Widow, Midsommar, A Young Woman, Don’t Worry Darling, and The Wonder will also be in attendance at the event.

This will be the first time that the British actress will be seen at the fashion event. She will be showing up at Met Gala 2023 as a guest for Valentino. We are pretty sure she will stun all of her fans with her outfit.

Paris Hilton

The social media star, businesswoman, model, singer, and actress Paris Hilton is ready to grace the red carpet of the Met Gala. The media outlet TMZ has revealed that The Simple Life star will attend the fashion event for the first time ever.

It looks like the Confessions of an Heiress: A Tongue-in-Chic Peek Behind the Pose author will be wearing something from Chanel, Fendi, or even from Karl Lagerfeld’s namesake brand, to the Met Gala.

Here’s the list of rumored guests for Met Gala 2023

Lily James

According to a report by US Weekly, the Pam & Tommy star Lily James will return to the iconic steps. Last year, she opted for 2 Versace looks for the Met Gala night. At that time, she donned a custom Atelier Versace dress to the annual Met Gala.

On the other hand, when we talk about the second look of the What’s Love Got To Do With It actress, she wore a purple short Versace dress for the after-party. She slayed in both outfits.

Emily Ratajkowski

It has been reported by the media outlet Us Weekly, that Emily Ratajkowski will strike a pose on May 1. In 2022, she attended the annual event while wearing a heavily beaded Versace number.

Camila Morrone

In April 2023, the Daisy Jones & the Six actress Camila Morrone teased that she will appear at the Met Gala. “Met Gala prep,”  the model wrote alongside a picture of a gooey sandwich on her Instagram Story.

Vanessa Hudgens

A close source has told the media outlet, that the High School Musical actress Vanessa Hudgens will be making an appearance at the New York City event, which will be held on May 1, 2023.

Madelyn Cline

As per a few reports, the Outer Banks star Madelyn Cline will be making her debut at the soirée. She is well-noted by fans for playing the role of Sarah Cameron in the Netflix teen drama series Outer Banks.

Lea Michele

The Glee star Lea Michele is expected to return to the red carpet of the Met Gala. The mom of one is well-versed with the Met Gala as she previously walked the red carpet in the year 2014.

Billie Eilish

As per a guest list shared by the celebrity gossip account DeuxMoi, the Grammy winner musician Billie Eilish will also attend the fashion event.

Cara Delevingne

British actress and model Cara Delevingne will reportedly attend the Met Gala 2023.

Mindy Kaling

According to the guest list shared by DeuxMoi, The Office alum Mindy Kaling will attend the fundraiser.

Lily-Rose Depp

You might get to see Lily-Rose Depp, the daughter of the Pirates of the Caribbean star Johnny Depp at the 2023 Met Gala.

Kendall Jenner

The supermodel Kendall Jenner will attend the fashion gala according to a guest list shared by DeuxMoi.

Daisy Edgar-Jones

As per the guest list shared by the gossip account DeuxMoi, the Normal People actress Daisy Edgar-Jones is rumored to be attending the Met Gala 2023.

Kristen Stewart

The Twilight star Kristen Stewart is expected to attend the annual fashion event this year.

Miranda Kerr

The Australian model and entrepreneur Miranda Kerr might attend the 2023 Met Gala.

Lil Nas X

Montero Lamar Hill, best noted by the fans as Lil Nas X is rumored to attend Met Gala as per a guest list shared by DeuxMoi.

Other celebs rumored to attend Met Gala 2023 include Olivia Rodrigo, Olivia Wilde, Ariana DeBose, Uma Thurman, Ashley Graham, Julia Garner, Cynthia Erivo, Christina Ricci, Vanessa Kirby, Model Liu Wen, Bella Ramsey, Suki Waterhouse, Lily Collins, and Taika Waititi.

Are you looking forward to the Met Gala 2023? Kindly let us know your thoughts in the comments section below. Don’t forget to stay tuned with us for the latest updates from the world of showbiz.

Meenal Mehta
Hi, I am Meenal. I'm a travel enthusiast, a movie buff and a cricket fan all wrapped in one. I love to capture moments through my words. Writing is my happy space, it has been a great way of putting all my thoughts out and feel liberated.


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