Karl Lagerfeld once joked: “Generally, I don’t recommend me for wedding dresses – they all get divorced.” But at the Met Gala , a long list of attendees hoped for the chance to be Karl Lagerfeld’s bride (admittedly without any risk of divorce), as did Alexa Chung, Gisele Bündchen, Maya Hawke ) and Nicola Peltz Beckham (Nicola Peltz Beckham) both draw inspiration from his extensive bridal archives. The designer’s Chanel couture shows always end with brides, and being chosen to close the show is seen as a real honor — however, there is no cap on the number of Met Gala brides on a Monday night.
There is a long list of supermodels chosen as Chanel brides in their day, from Inès de by 500 La Fressange to Claudia Schiffer, the whole to Cara Delevingne and Kendall Jenner. Lagerfeld even walked in front of supermodel Chris at his real wedding to photographer Miles Aldridge in 1990 Down the aisle of Kristen McMenamy, playing the role of the father of the bride.
You name a wedding trend he’s been covering for 30 years It’s Chanel at the helm, from directional pantsuits to playful miniskirts to ruffled pink gowns. Many of the bridal looks on the red carpet were pretty straightforward – Maya Hawke in a floral ivory cape and matching miniskirt, while Gisele Bündchen wore a A feather cape and a sequin gown from the collection. Elle Fanning even wore a flower crown and a bouquet of fresh daisies – the perfect bridal accessory for her ivory lace Vivienne Westwood gown.
Rihanna is usually the last to walk up the steps of the Met Gala, usually stylishly late, so it’s perhaps no surprise that she took on the role of last couture bride of the night. The closing look for his Chanel shows was always a wedding dress, so it was fitting that Rihanna ended the red carpet ceremony in a custom Valentino gown, with a huge trail sweeping down the steps and a cape Huge camellia decal made from 500 flower petals.
Keep scrolling to see the brides that made Karl Lagerfeld proud on the Met Gala 2023 red carpet.