Margot Robbie was one of many guests at this year’s Met Gala in black, but her gown has a special historical significance.
The theme of the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s annual gala, asking guests to wear “In Memory of Karl Lagerfeld” to celebrate the Costume Institute’s newest exhibition, “Karl Lagerfeld: The Beauty of a Line,” see attendees Drawing from a variety of sources of inspiration. Showcasing details that Lagerfeld often includes in his designs at Chloé, Fendi and especially Chanel, from chains and ribbons to Chanel’s signature camellia. Attendees also commented on Lagerfeld’s distinctive monochromatic uniform elements Nod: sunglasses, tie and fingerless biker gloves.
That year – so, the old Chanel ambassador It was somewhat inevitable that Robbie would wear a piece from the brand’s archives to the Met Gala. She opted for a black silk chiffon gown with plastic waist and gold chain detailing, a Cindy First worn by Cindy Crawford as part of Chanel’s Spring Haute Couture 1993 collection. Stylist Andrew Mukamal adorned the look simply: no necklace, just ears and diamonds on her fingers.
Robbie’s beauty and elegance were matched by makeup artist Pati Dubroff. “My inspiration for tonight’s look was Clean, shiny, fresh and high perfection,” Dubroff explained to Vogue as Robbie got ready. “I wanted to mimic her Chanel dress and create a sparkly Effect.
Robbie’s hairstylist, Bryce Scarlett, also kept the actor’s hairstyle to a minimum, opting for slightly side-swept old-fashioned Hollywood waves.
Ahead of the Met Gala, we sat down with Robbie to discuss the inspiration behind her looks, and how Lagerfeld continues to influence the way Virginie Viard works at Chanel. Below, our conversation.