The first Monday of May is just few days away and fashion’s biggest night out is officially upon us.

The year is 2023 and the theme is ‘Karl Lagerfeld: A Line of Beauty’ honouring the late designer Karl Lagerfeld. The fundraising benefit takes place at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City every year, marking the opening night of the exhibit. Starlwarts from the world of fashion and enetertainment make it a point to leave a mark with their statement-making ensembles.

As it’s infamously said about the Met — if no one’s talking about your look, it’s probably boring. It’s the only night of the year where no one plays safe and simple doesn’t cut it.

Celebrities like Kim Kardashian and Blake Lively spend a whole year preparing, researching and delivering the perfect look with the designers of their choice. This year, it will be equally challenging yet intriguing to see famous people paying their homage to Karl, without crossing that blurry line between costume and cosplay.

The German designer and the source of inspiration for this season’s Met ball has played a pivotal part in building the legacy of brands like Patou, Balmain, Chloé, Fendi, and most-importantly Chanel. Karl wasn’t about dwelling on nostalgia, he was a man of fresh perspective and fashion-forward ideas.

After Gilded glamour from last year, which was all about maximalism — the current theme will force the attendees to think beyond volume and opulence. Two of the most fail-proof ingredients of success, when it comes to the Met Gala.

While Andrew Bolton and Wendy Yu are incharge of curating the exhibit — Penélope Cruz, Michaela Coel, Roger Federer and Dua Lipa are the co-chairs for the night.

As we anticipatedly wait the looks of 2023, here are 25 of the most iconic Met Gala fashion moments of all time.

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