Global fashion's biggest night, Met Gala, an annual fundraising gala hosted by the Costume Institute of The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City, took place on May 1, 2023. The theme (dress code) for the Met Gala 2023 was 'Karl Lagerfeld: A Line of Beauty', as a tribute to the late legend and his contribution to the global fashion scene. The event was attended by celebrities from across fields and regions, including Roger Federer, Penélope Cruz, Dua Lipa, Rihanna, Jenna Ortega, Cardi B, Jeremy Pope, Anne Hathway, Ben Affleck, and Jared Leto, among others.
This global fashion extravaganza saw a fair share of Indian representation. Tap ahead to check out who from India attended the gala and what they wore.
1. Priyanka Chopra Jonas
Priyanka Chopra Jonas walked the Met Gala 2023 red carpet with her husband Nick Jonas. The Citadel actor donned a Maison Valentino gown with a thigh-high slit, and it was paired with a black faille cape with a white bow, linked to white opera gloves. Styled by Rebecca Corbin Murray, Priyanka's black-and-white ensembles were complemented by a pair of black platform heels and a stunning neckpiece by Bulgari jewels.
2. Alia Bhatt
Alia, who debuted at the Met Gala red carpet this year, paid an ode to the fashion maestro Karl Lagerfeld dressed in a custom all-white gown by designer Prabal Gurung. "I have always been fascinated by the iconic Chanel brides. Season after season, the genius of Karl Lagerfeld shone through in the most innovative and awe-inspiring couture. My look tonight was inspired from this and in particular by supermodel Claudia Schiffer's 1992 Chanel bridal look," she wrote on Instagram, as she shared photos of her final look for the Met Gala 2023.
In the same post, she explained that she opted for Prabal's creation because she wanted something that felt authentic and was proudly made in India. Alia's outfit was made using 1,00,000 pearls. Alia's look was accessorised with a unique bow hair accessory with organic pearls, dual-toned crystal orbs, and metallic spikes; and a custom-crafted fingerless jewelled glove (another tribute to Karl's style), crafted using PETA-approved vegan leather and studded with crystals and pearls; and a pair of Orion Nova earrings - all by Outhouse Jewellery.
3. Natasha Poonawalla
It was her fourth year at the fundraising gala, so we can safely call Natasha a Met Gala veteran now. One of India's top fashion icons, Natasha sashayed down the Met Gala 2023 red carpet in a futuristic, custom-made mirrored Maison Schiaparelli gown. The long pointy edges that went up to the sides of her face, were a subtle ode to Karl's pet Choupette Lagerfeld.
4. Isha Ambani
For her Met Gala red carpet appearance, entrepreneur Isha Ambani also opted for a Prabal Gurung creation, styled by celebrity stylist Priyanka Kapadia. She wore a black-and-white draped gown inspired by the silhouette of a saree. The highlight of this gown was the crystal and pearl detailing on the border and the dramatic long train. Her look was complemented by Lorraine Schwartz jewels and a Karl Lagerfeld-designed Chanel doll bag.