Held the first Monday of May in New York City’s iconic Metropolitan Art Museum, The Met Gala goes viral on social media every year. The theme in 2023 was Karl Lagerfeld, an iconic albeit controversial figure who designed for brands like Fendi, Chloe, and Chanel.
Even people who usually don’t care for fashion tune in to give their two cents on the best and worst looks. This year was no different, and RADII has compiled Chinese netizens’ favorite Met Gala looks.
As one of China’s most famous supermodels, Liu Wen has attended many Met Galas: this was her 11th annual appearance. She wore a custom Tory Burch dress that incorporated the iconic white Chanel flower.
K-drama star Song Hye-kyo and Blackpink rapper Jennie posed for a selfie at the red carpet event, causing a buzz on Weibo. Song donned a Fendi satin dress while Jennie, known as ‘Human Chanel,’ wore a white dress with the brand’s flower emblem.
Though 2023 was singer-songwriter Cai Xukun’s first Met Gala, he did not disappoint. He sported a crystal embroidered jacket by Prada, paying homage to Lagerfeld’s signature look of a black coat and tie. He also held a fan in hand with Chinese artist Xu Bing’s artwork on it.
Two entertainment legends, Jackson Wang and Michelle Yeoh, appeared on the red carpet together. Wang was dressed in an all-black suit by Louis Vuitton, while Yeoh donned a Prabal Gurung off-shoulder dress.
Netizens praised Cardi B’s elegant yet playful look designed by Chinese fashion designer Chen Peng, which also alluded to Lagerfeld’s personal black tie style.