This year’s Met Gala theme is “Karl Lagerfeld: A Line of Beauty,” in honour of the late German fashion designer who passed away in 2019. During his 60-year career, Lagerfeld became the creative director of prominent fashion houses such as Chanel and Fendi, and eventually established his own label.
He was also accused of making fatphobic, racist, and misogynistic comments before his death, making this year’s Met Gala theme
Most Met Gala guests dressed in Lagerfeld’s signature black and white, adding pops of pink and red as well. However, some preferred to be slightly more adventurous with the theme, opting instead for costumes paying tribute to Lagerfeld’s beloved cat Choupette.
Choupette is a 11-year-old Birman cat who has had a
Considering Lagerfeld’s outsized affection for his feline companion, it’s unsurprising that some Met Gala attendees turned to the famous cat for outfit inspiration. Results varied.
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And yes, naturally Jared Leto did something unhinged: Arrived not in a ‘fit, but in a fursuit.
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