The annual fundraising event for the Costume Institute of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Met Gala, is just around the corner.
Since 1995, Vogue editor-in-chief Anna Wintour has curated the guest list and seating chart, with only around 600 people attending each year.
Who Is Invited to the 2023 Met Gala Event?
This year’s exhibition celebrates the work of the late designer Karl Lagerfeld across six fashion labels.
The event is renowned for its celebrity attendees who wear stunning outfits as they walk the red carpet.
Paris Hilton’s first Met Gala appearance
Paris Hilton, an heiress, DJ, and author, is set to attend her first-ever Met Gala. “Well-connected” sources confirmed the news to TMZ, which was later confirmed by Page Six. Hilton received an invitation from Vogue and the designer of her outfit, but it is unclear which designer she will be wearing.
Dua Lipa as a host and co-chair
Dua Lipa will be one of the co-chairs for this year’s Met Gala. She confirmed this on her Instagram, where she expressed excitement about the event. She previously attended the Met Gala in 2019.
Penelope Cruz’s role as a host
Penelope Cruz, a longtime muse of Chanel and a close friend of Karl Lagerfeld, will also be a host of the event.
She made her runway debut in 2019 after Lagerfeld’s death. In an interview with WWD, she spoke about their strong connection and how he was not only a genius but also kind and sweet.
Michaela Coel as a host
Michaela Coel, the creator and actress of “I May Destroy You,” will also be a host at this year’s Met Gala. She attended the event in 2021.
Roger Federer’s role as a host
Tennis player Roger Federer will also be a host at this year’s Met Gala. He and Anna Wintour are close friends, and in a tribute essay for him, she wrote about their conversations about fashion and tennis.
Elle Fanning’s homage to Karl Lagerfeld
Elle Fanning will also be attending the Met Gala and confirmed this in an interview with Variety. She mentioned that she has a special outfit planned that pays homage to Karl Lagerfeld.
Kim Kardashian’s appearance at the Met Gala
Kim Kardashian is also set to attend the Met Gala this year, according to sources. She made headlines last year for her full-body outfit that covered her face and body.