The 2023 Met Gala theme is “Karl Lagerfeld: A Line of Beauty,” referencing the lines of Lagerfeld’s famous sketches. The exhibition will feature Lagerfeld’s work across Chanel, Fendi, Balmain, Patou, Chloé, and his eponymous brand. Of course, Lagerfeld is most closely associated with his 36-year tenure at Chanel, so we can expect to see plenty of archival looks as well as outfits inspired by the French house.
I predict we won’t see these 10 specific Chanel looks on the 2023 Met Gala red carpet. Why? Because they’ve already been worn to Met Galas in previous years and are not likely to be repeated at the exact same event—after all, fashion has an undying obsession with newness. Scroll down to revisit 10 iconic Chanel looks from previous Met Galas.