Watch The 2023 Met Gala Red Carpet Livestream Full Replay
Released on 04/11/2023
Good evening and welcome to the 2023 Met Gala.
I am La La Anthony here on the steps
of the Metropolitan Museum of Art
right in New York City.
Tonight, we honor the life and legacy
of one of the most influential and prolific designers
in the history of fashion, Karl Lagerfeld,
and celebrate the costume institute's newest
exhibition, Karl Lagerfeld, A Line of Beauty,
which opens to the public on Friday, May 5th.
I am joined now by my co-host for the evening,
Saturday Night Live's Chloe Fineman
and writer and fashion's best friend, Derek Blasberg.
I must say you two look absolutely terrific tonight.
Well, thank you La La,
and it's an honor to be at the Met as always.
And with the two of you guys.
Chloe, I hope we get to meet some of the people
you are impersonating
on SNL tonight. Yes, yes, as do I.
As long as they don't get mad at me.
You should definitely impersonate as many people
to their faces as as possible tonight.
Okay, we shall see.
La La, any advice
as first time host? You know, I'll tell you
that it just goes by so much faster than you think.
So let's make sure we soak it all in and just have fun.
You are looking gorgeous, by the way.
Thank you, thank you.
This is Sergio Hudson, definitely put it together.
He did an incredible, incredible job.
So shout out to Sergio.
And tonight's dress code is an honor of Karl,
so I wanted to make sure my look was on point.
Derek, I know you will tell me the real deal.
Did I hit the mark or what?
La La, you knocked it out of the park.
Karl liked monochromatic, he liked pearls,
and I'm sure he would've loved you.
Aw, I love you so much, so much.
And how about me?
Oh, well, of course, Chloe, you look perfect.
And I don't know if you got, where's your purse?
Oh, perfect. Oh, look, y'all.
Yes, we have our little Choupette.
People are wondering if Choupette would be here tonight.
And you know what? Here he is.
Here he is. They, them.
Them. They are in purse form.
I am in Wiederhoeft tonight,
my dear friend, Jackson Wiederhoeft.
The look is inspired by Karl Lagerfeld couture
for Chanel in 2004.
And what about your jewelry?
Oh, a little Bulgari.
A little Bulgari never killed nobody.
And you look very, very dashing, I must say.
I just wanted to point out I have a camellia pin.
You're gonna see a lot of camellias tonight.
Coco Chanel love this flower,
and this version was designed by Karl Lagerfeld
and given to me.
It's kind of a disco, metallic,
techno mesh version of a camellia.
Very, very dashing, I must say.
And I'm excited for more camellias.
Hey La La, who do you have there?
I am joined now by Vogue's global editor director,
Conde Nast's chief Content Officer,
and longtime Met Gala co-chair, Dame Anna Wintour,
who I love so much.
Anna, thank you so much
for just putting together an extraordinary evening
for all of us.
Thank you, thank you for being here.
And it's very emotional night for me.
I love Karl so much.
And it's just wonderful to see so many people
who are turning out to honor him,
and give him the recognition that he so deserves.
Now what can you tell us about the exhibition
that we're here to celebrate?
So many people are excited to see.
Well, the exhibition really examines themes
that run through Karl's work.
And Andrew Bolton, the curator,
the chief curator at the Costume Institute told me
he looked at 10,000 objects.
To whittle it down to just 200.
What? So, and then,
I mean, each,
each object as Andrew describes them,
is more beautiful than the next.
And you really see for 65 years,
how Karl just was so creative,
so visionary, invented so many things,
and at the same time,
I think was intrinsically the chicest designer
that you can ever imagine.
So with everything going on in so many beautiful moments,
what are you looking forward to the most tonight?
Or how do you even pick one thing?
always love to see what everybody is wearing
on the carpet,
and I had been lucky enough to have a sneak preview
of what some of our guests are wearing.
And I'm just so grateful that they've made such
an incredible effort.
And I know,
I know how thrilled Karl would've been.
And I just wanna thank you for helping me
with my dress tonight.
You look amazing. And I feel so good.
And thank you so much,
and I hope you have an incredible evening.
And have fun yourself.
Thank you. I will.
Thank you, see you later.
Thank you Anna, who was here.
And the evening is gonna continue.
It's gonna be epic.
[Audience Member] I'll take the glasses off.
[Chloe] Wow, Emma Chamberlain has arrived.
Emma Chamberlain? Yes.
Oh, she's like the Internet's little sister.
Yes. I love you Emma.
We love you, Emma.
She will also be interviewing guests
on a carpet this evening.
You can watch those interviews on Vogue's YouTube channel
and hopefully we will be able to check in with her later
[Crowd Member] We finally get to see!
This year's Met Gala is co-chaired by Michaela Coel,
Penelope Cruz, Roger Federer, and Dua Lipa.
And they'll be walking the carpet alongside
more of the most notable figures
from the worlds of film, music.
Yes. Sports, politics,
and of course, fashion.
We'll be interviewing them right here and you can help us.
Join the conversation by using the #MetGala.
Share your questions and comments on social media,
and we will feature our favorites right here on the show.
We'll also be conducting viewer polls
throughout the evening, so make sure you check those out.
I am here with Nicole Kidman,
who also just shut down the Met Gala Carpet.
As you were coming up, I was just like,
you look amazing and this dress looks familiar.
Can you tell us about the dress?
So this dress was worn
in the Chanel No. 5 commercial
that Baz Luhrmann and I did with Karl,
who concocted this out of his head.
It's gorgeous. I have the sketches
when he was drawing it.
Wow. And then we fitted it.
I remember fitting it repeatedly.
And I think my deep, deep sort of love of Karl
came through this time together
because I knew him very, very well.
And so to be able to honor him and wear this dress now
for Chanel and show, I suppose, the way these,
these couture gowns last.
Yes. And the exquisiteness.
Isn't that incredible? And if you
take care of them and love them, they are timeless.
Absolutely, and I -- To wear the same thing
20 years later and it still holds.
That is amazing. Because it's so whimsy.
There's whimsy to it. Right.
And it's so light as a feather
and it's unbelievably comfortable,
but it's all handmade.
It's couture, and that's what
it should be. You look absolutely
gorgeous, Nicole, absolutely gorgeous.
And I hear so many people tell stories about
working with Karl and how amazing it was,
and how kind and how patient,
what was your experience like working with Karl?
He'd make me laugh. He was funny.
He was so funny, yeah.
And I also just,
I think right now to celebrate the history of fashion,
and the way in which we need the beautiful,
beautiful work that goes into these clothes.
Absolutely. To be honored
That's what I love.
I think everyone is -- Because it's an art form.
For an incredible evening.
Yeah, aren't we going to have fun?
Now you get to have fun and you look absolutely stunning.
Thank you so much.
And my husband's here. Yes.
Hi, how are you Keith?
It's nice to see you.
You're just staring like a proud, proud husband.
I love that.
You guys have an incredible evening.
Thank you so much. All right, see you.
Thank you. Thank you.
All right, bye-bye.
Bye. Thank you, see you.
And we have a great group down here.
None other than the supermodel, Naomi Campbell.
And the director of the Met,
the guy in charge tonight, Max Hollein, and his wife.
How are you?
Pretty good, thank you.
Naomi, I don't wanna put you on the spot,
but how many met galas have you been to?
This is my 16th Met Gala.
Sweet 16. Wow, a sophomore
in high school.
And Max, have you ever met Karl Lagerfeld?
I know that's who we're celebrating tonight.
Well, I actually met him when I was 12 years old,
which was of course, a childhood memory.
He designed together with my father,
a big theater production in Vienna.
And my fondest memory is they got pulled off the stage
because it was so radical.
And also that kind of gave me an impression of
that when you do something radical,
actually appreciation only happens then afterwards.
So it was a great thing. Why was it
pulled off the stage? Yeah.
I mean, Karl's designs. Ahead of their time?
His fashion design was ahead of the time.
My father's architecture for that piece.
It was at the Vienna Burgtheather,
the main theater place in Vienna.
So it's been
an impression to me. That's incredible.
Wow. That's a good story.
Naomi, you must have known Karl, too.
I met Karl Lagerfeld when I was 16 years old,
and he put me in every camellia
that he could have in the span of the studio.
And I used to go out after Ines de La Fressange,
who was the Chanel girl at the time.
And he always, I loved Karl,
he treated me like, you know,
what would you, how would you wear it?
Oh, you like saris this year?
Okay, let's do a Chanel sari.
He was, he was always very tapped in,
tapped into each individual person.
And I think tonight,
from what I've seen so far,
everyone looks their individual Chanel-esque self.
Thank you, that is beautiful.
Thank you guys so much for being here.
Thank you. And we will see you
inside. Thank you.
Thank you so much. Excited to be here.
Glad to meet you. Good to meet you, Naomi.
Thank you for opening it up for us.
Yes, thank you.
Great to see you.
Yeah, thank you.
Good to see you. Thank you guys.
So this is a moment.
Ice Spice is here at the Met Gala.
This is your first one,
you hit the carpet, you shut it down.
Let's talk about how it feels to be at your first Met Gala.
I'm just so grateful.
I'm so happy to be here.
You know, I was,
I was like really nervous like, approaching the carpet.
Right. And once I heard
everybody screaming, I was like,
I felt better.
You was like, oh, I'm okay.
I was like, they're here.
Tell us, tell us about your look,
'cause you look so good.
Thank you, this is Balmain.
Super last minute, but we did it.
We here, can y'all see? You did it. You did it.
You did it. Okay.
Okay. Everybody see that?
You look stunning.
So what are you expecting from your first Met Gala?
Like what are you looking forward to?
What are you excited about?
Some fire pictures, hopefully.
And the fact that you got the
camera right there ready to go.
I'm obsessed with her.
Yes, we gonna go in there.
We're gonna have fun.
We gonna party,
have good time. Yes, thank you.
You look like amazing. All right.
You too, baby, I can't wait to see you inside.
Okay, thank you. All right.
Ice Spice, everybody.
[Crew Member] Thank you so much.
Okay, I'll see you inside, okay?
Okay. All right, baby, okay.
As everyone knows, this year's Met Gala
celebrates the opening of the Costume Institute's
newest exhibition, Karl Lagerfeld: A Line of Beauty.
It looks back at the designer's career and process.
Across seven decades,
Karl put a stamp on some of Europe's
most celebrated fashion houses.
Balmain, Patou, Chloe, Fendi, and of course, Chanel.
Chanel, channel. [laughs]
He also launched his own label in 1984,
and was the first designer to work with H&M,
which ushered in an entire new age of the designer,
And that was in 2004.
Yes, and I had a coveted H&M item.
You heard it here.
Karl is probably the most famous designer
since Coco Chanel herself,
and has left an indelible mark on the history of fashion.
Chloe and I checked it out this morning.
Yes. And I gotta say,
that exhibit is fascinating.
Is more than fascinating, it's stunning.
It will make you cry and take your breath away.
In fact, let's take a look inside right now.
Karl would often say he was four people.
That he was one person at Chanel, one person at Fendi,
one person at his own label, and one person at Chloe.
And to an extent, that's true.
I think that Fendi,
it was more of his modernist tendencies.
Chloe, he's more romantic.
And at Karl Lagerfeld is more minimalist.
And I suppose at Chanel,
more of his historicist and post-modernist sensibilities.
But I think that what the show,
I hope shows, is that themes transcended all of those houses
and he would revisit themes again and again.
And there's one particular silhouette
that he would return to again and again and again,
which we call the Schlimmerian silhouette,
which was a very broad shoulder,
a nipped in waist and wider hips.
And I think the areas of the body
that he was obsessed with were the shoulders.
And also just at the top of the ribcage,
he always wanted to make it as narrow as possible,
which meant a high armhole.
And I think that was partly to do with youthfulness.
I think he felt that having this very narrow ribcage
gave him a sort of sense of youthfulness.
Ahead of his time.
All right, I am joined now
by one of this evening's co-chair.
The utterly fabulous, gorgeous, I mean, you shut it down.
Michaela Coel is here with me now.
I'm gonna go out there and say,
this is one of my favorite looks of the night, for sure.
Thank you. I'm gonna say you look absolutely stunning.
I love you, you look stunning.
Tell us about this look.
Like, you guys have to see this.
Tell us about this. I am wearing Schiaparelli.
And we can see the homages to Karl here.
Wow. In the chain and the lips,
and the clutching of the pearls.
It's a collaboration
between my stylist, Georgia and Daniel.
I'm just like a total tourist in this industry.
I'm here to serve,
and I'm here to honor their creative vision.
I wanted to have a lot of gold,
and he created this like, second skin.
I just love this. There's 130,000 crystals.
130,000 crystals, guys.
26,000 mixed stones. Oh my.
And over 3,800 hours of work to make this dress.
That has to be an honor to wear something,
so this is a work of art.
This is an absolute work of art.
Now Michaela, you were on the cover of Vogue last November.
So now you're here at the Met Gala.
So what was it like preparing for tonight?
Oh, you know what,
I felt a strained sense of peace,
because yesterday I was at the pre-dinner,
and Anna said something.
I'd been wondering, you know,
like, why was I asked to coach her?
You know, I couldn't help
but have the question in the back of my mind,
to be honest.
And she said,
what I like about you is that
you are unafraid to be yourself.
And Karl, her dear friend, fashion icon,
she felt his journey was to try and learn
to be unafraid of being himself.
Wow. And so she felt like
he would like that about me.
And suddenly I just felt very much at ease about being here.
Absolutely. I'm just out here
And I appreciate Anna for appreciating that,
and giving me such lovely opportunities.
Really. Yes, amazing.
And you and I haven't met before and I was so excited
to meet you tonight.
Likewise. So thank you
for coming over and chatting,
and I hope you have an incredible evening.
My pleasure. I like you.
You've got great energy.
Yeah, man. Thank you, thank you.
[Crew Member] Tell her, tell her in her ear.
All right, so I am here
with someone who needs no introduction.
The beautiful Gisele.
How are you?
I'm good, how are you?
You look absolutely
amazing. Thank you.
So you've worked with Karl numerous times
over Chanel campaigns over the years.
So do you have a favorite?
Is it so hard to choose?
You know, it's hard to choose.
I just like, love the memories with him,
and just the times together.
And he was a gentleman and a wonderful man,
always so kind, and yeah.
I mean, maybe one time we were shooting
in the streets of Paris, at night, like at midnight.
And I had no shoes, bare feet.
The whole campaign of Chanel with bare feet around town.
That was pretty funny.
I mean, people were like,
what are you doing bare feet around Paris?
Where are your shoes? It's so dirty.
I'm like, you know,
I'm just doing Chanel walking around bare feet.
But he was fun.
He's just a, he was a lovely man.
So I'm happy to be here to honor him.
And when was the last time you worked with Karl?
The last time, it was, I'm trying to think
if it was Chanel No. 5.
There was a Chanel No. 5 party in New York.
And I think that was, no, no, no, it was in Cuba.
Okay. We were in Cuba together.
Beautiful, and he was doing a show,
and I was doing Chanel No. 5. at the time.
And he invited me to go and yeah,
I think that was the last time I saw him in Cuba.
Absolutely, now tell us about your look.
stunning. So, this dress,
I'll show you.
It's so gorgeous.
Is vintage Chanel.
I wore this, this dress, I think,
no, 2006 or 2007.
Wow. In an editorial with him,
I wore the same dress. Wow.
So when I was picking a dress, I was like, which dress?
That is going to be the dress.
And I thought.
This is the one. This is the one, so.
Well, you made a great choice.
Thank you, I appreciate it,
happy you like it. Thank you so much
for stopping by.
And I hope you have an incredible evening,
and you look fabulous.
Thank you so much, take care.
Thank you, thank you.
See you. Bye, guys.
Thank you so much. Like right now?
We are joined here by one of
my favorite people in the world,
Keke Palmer and the brilliant Sergio Hudson.
I assume that Sergio Hudson designed this
we have tonight. Of course he did.
Oh my God. Tell me a little bit
about it. Can we see the train?
Oh my gosh. Well, this is a gorgeous dress,
he can explain it as well.
But obviously, I mean, you wanna go and do your thing.
[Sergio laughs] I'm like,
I was gonna explain it for you.
Okay, well when I, when I saw Keke,
I saw, you know, Hollywood royalty, Black Hollywood royalty.
So I immediately thought about Josephine Baker
in her heyday.
Wow. And this was around
the same time of like, late fifties,
early sixties when Karl was at Patou.
So I wanted to give like a nod
to that era with the silhouette.
And then of course my favorite era of Chanel with Karl
is the early nineties.
So we really wanted to give a nod to that with the pastels
and with the styling and, you know, all of that.
So it's just fun and, you know,
visiting a lot of different eras.
It is be breathtaking, I have to say.
It's like a whole fashioned history lesson.
I know. You've got fifties,
you've got nineties. We've got nineties.
And we've got Josephine Baker.
A little something for everybody.
Now you hosted last year.
Yes. Do you have any tips for us?
Literally just be goofy, 'cause that's me.
I have fun.
Obviously this event is incredible.
It can be overwhelming at times.
There's so much fashion and beauty around you.
So I think, I mean, you're amazing at this.
Just have fun.
You make it easy for me.
And you made it easy. I can do that.
I can have fun with Chloe.
Yes. Well, you guys
have fun tonight, too.
Thank you so much. Thank you.
Thank you for coming.
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All right, so I am joined now
by the one and the only,
Dua Lipa is here with me.
Now, this is your second Met Gala, correct?
This is my second Met Gala, yes.
All right, so talk to me, what is about,
what is the difference between just attending
and co-chairing this year?
Cause that is a huge responsibility.
It's a big responsibility and a big honor.
And I feel very lucky that Anna
asked me to do this, to honor Karl tonight,
and his legacy.
And I mean, we've got,
we've got some work to do inside.
Right. It's gonna be such an exciting night.
But it's gonna be such an exciting,
and I'm really, really looking forward to it.
I would love for you to tell me about your look,
and this necklace, like.
Oh, yeah. This is like.
Can we zoom in on that?
This is crazy.
And what waist.
And what waist? What waist?
And what waist.
Tell me about the look.
So this dress is a very special dress.
It's a 1992 full bride dress, Chanel by Karl.
Wow. Of course.
And it's been on my mood boards forever.
And -- It's gorgeous.
When the opportunity came,
I was just like, is there any way I can find the dress?
And the patrimony at Chanel was very kind,
and allowed me to borrow it for tonight.
That is amazing.
It's a big dream come true for me,
so I'm very happy. And can we talk about
the necklace, cause.
And the necklace,
this little thing. Oh my goodness.
This is a very special Tiffany necklace.
It hasn't been seen before,
so I feel --
It's unbelievable. Excited to get to
showcase it here today.
And yeah, they pulled it out the vault for me.
It's so gorgeous.
I'm not usually speechless, but
I'm sitting here like -- It's shiny.
Well, I hope you have an incredible evening,
and just enjoy all the moments.
You look incredible.
Thank you so much.
Thank you so much, Dua Lipa.
Thank you. You have a great evening.
Thank you, and you.
All right, of course.
All right, so I am here with supermodel extraordinaire
and I like to call her the Met Gala show stopper.
Shut the carpet down 'cause
you know how we do Anok is in the building.
She's here with me. What's up, what's up,
what's up? So what's going on?
I am, I made up the stairs.
You made up the stairs. Made it up the stairs.
No, no, no.
First, first, first, first, first.
You guys have to see this, like this.
This, this is different.
This is that next level right here.
It's tight girl,
I'm sewn in. Tell me who you wearing.
I'm wearing Prabal Gurung.
And we were inspired by the 1993 Chanel Coutour show,
the look that Cindy was wearing.
Wow, just amazing.
And you are currently on the cover of Vogue right now.
Let's talk about that.
I'm on the cover of Vogue and ah.
I mean, that's like the biggest thing in the world.
May issue, May issue. Major, major, major.
Major. I'm on the cover of Vogue.
We shot it in Paris on the Grand Palais.
Wow. Inside the Grand Palais.
We like, took it over for a little bit,
but it was an amazing experience,
and I'm just blessed to be here, girl.
I mean, you look gorgeous tonight.
It's gonna be fun.
What are you looking forward to the most this evening?
I'm looking forward to seeing everybody's outfits,
to be honest. I know, I told you
from up here, I can
see everything. I'm like watching
everybody come on down. I see everything
from. up here.
I can see it all.
It's gonna be an
incredible evening. It's gonna be insane.
We're gonna have fun, we're gonna dance,
we're gonna do all of that.
So I will see you inside.
But thank you for stopping by. I'll see you inside.
Love you, sis.
See you inside again, okay?
Oh, we're up, we're up.
And Chloe, we've got the Coach crew.
Designer Stuart Vevers.
Hi. Dylan, I'm sorry.
And this is Gabriela. How are you guys?
We had such a party on the way here.
Get this mic away from me.
Well, I have to ask about these little purses.
I'm blown away.
Yes, they are so gorgeous.
What do you wanna add?
These are super, super special.
These are a part of Coachtopia,
which is a circular design concept
that Stuart has come up with.
And they have elements of recycled pieces of material
from the Met, from the Met.
Yes, literally the Coach team went
through the trash of the Met Museum,
and took plastic water bottles, tickets, maps, everything
you'd imagine. Aluminum foil.
Transformed into something incredible.
Both on the gowns and the bags.
The trash of the Met, like the actual garbage?
Dumpster diving. Inside the Met, outside.
Wow. Near the food carts.
You know, some people say
one man's trash is another man's treasure.
Or hand. One man's trash
is another woman's Met Gala look.
This is a first. You actually,
these are like,
ticket stubs and the maps from the Met.
So this, this,
this year we wanted to do something completely different
and it was about creating something beautiful,
creating gowns from waste.
It's incredible. And I see a lot of
I assume that's a nod to Mr. Lagerfeld.
That's, that's our biggest nod.
of course, the innovation that he explored in materials
inspired our approach, but this was the most obvious nod.
Amazing. Well, thank you guys so much.
We can't wait to see you inside.
See you inside at the bar.
Maybe? I think so, yes.
You already know.
Drinks, a little
Britney singing. Gabriela, everybody.
Have a great night guys.
Thank you guys. Thank you, thank you.
This year's exhibition honors
the life and legacy of visionary designer
Let's take a look.
I am thrilled to introduce everyone
to the one and only Michael Kors.
And his date for the evening, Emily Blunt.
Thank you. How are you guys?
Yes. We're great.
Now how are you feeling?
Are you one stomach flu away from your goal weight?
To be honest, wish I was
because. [Michael laughs]
I was telling Michael last night I ate a pizza,
almost forget 'cause I thought, well,
I'm like covered up so I'll be all right.
And then I tried to put my skinny pants on and it was.
I wish I was.
Tell us about this look. Yeah.
I assume Michael
is the -- It's like a
pretty skinny pant to me. The man responsible
Well, I think it was all about dichotomy tonight.
I think Karl loved romantic,
but he also loved something a little edgy and nasty.
That's me, right?
Isn't that Emily Blunt?
That says it all, right.
Romantic and nasty. She's romantic and nasty.
No, and I,
I just love the idea of throwing it off with the overskirt
with the really narrow, skinny cigarette trousers.
And then of course, it's the night for flowers.
Yes. I mean.
I mean, absolutely.
And white shirts.
And white shirts.
And a play on the white shirt,
his signature white shirt. And the play.
But like a romantic version of it.
Right. Nasty and romantic.
Nasty. Nasty and romantic.
Michael, I'm sure you knew Karl Lagerfeld.
I did, indeed.
Your paths must have crashed.
You know, it's whenever I have a day
where I think to myself,
I have too much to do today.
I'm too busy.
What do I have to do next?
I always kind of remember Karl,
who was just this machine of creativity, energy, humor,
all of it together and, and stayed curious.
You know, curiosity is the coolest thing in the world.
Do you have a favorite memory of Karl?
Oh my God, yes.
Once he actually said to me, he said, you're always so tan.
Why are you always so tan?
And I said --
Look at us next to each other.
Look at us next to each other,
oh my God. Just like a ghost.
Well, he'd said, why are you always so tan?
I said, well, the minute I have a day off,
I run to the sun.
I always do, and he looked at me and he said,
obviously I don't.
Oh. So I was like,
okay, I got that.
But I mean, he had, he said, you're always tan.
He had such a great, great wit and,
and really and such charm.
And he was just singular.
He was very like you, Michael Kors,
always wore sunglasses.
A lot of black and white. A lot of black and white.
Boots. Good one liners.
Good quips. Zingy quips.
Yes. Derek, you're getting it.
Chloe and I saw the exhibit this morning,
and you guys are gonna love it.
Can't wait. So thank you so much
for popping in.
We can't wait.
We can't wait. Great to see you guys.
Great to see you.
Now I want a pizza.
I know a good place. We all want a pizza.
So I am joined now by the fabulous, the beautiful,
the gorgeous Penelope Cruz is here with me.
One of the co-chairs of tonight's event.
I know that you knew Karl personally and he dressed you
often over the years and you attended so many of his shows.
What does it mean to you to be here tonight
and be a co-chair of the evening?
A huge honor.
I met Karl in 1999.
I am probably one of the biggest fans of Chanel and Karl
in this world.
I know a lot about every single collection he ever did.
So when he offered me to become an ambassador for the house
and start doing campaigns for him,
that sometimes he was photographing.
Like we, we started to spend
more time together and became good friends.
And I loved him so much.
He was really special.
Now, what is your favorite look
that Karl ever created for you?
There was, there was
a blue couture dress that he changed,
that he transformed for me.
And then he would do the drawings and put my face.
And I think one of those times I watched him drawing,
Drawing it. Drawing me with the dress.
And that was like a, you know, like,
a really specific dream come true.
I don't have pictures of that moment,
but it's like recorded here in my soul forever
because he is such a genius.
The amount of hard work that I respect him for that,
you know, obviously he was like a genius mind.
But also very, very generous and very hard, hard worker.
And everybody that knew him, loved him.
Loved him, loved him.
He treated everyone really, really kindly, and.
I'm so glad tonight is all about him.
Everyone is honored
to be here. It's all about him.
So before I let you go, tell me about your look tonight,
'cause you just shut down the whole carpet.
I saw you from up here.
I was like, wow, wow, wow.
So this is Chanel Couture, 1988.
And when they told me,
we're gonna redo one from the patrimony, like,
whichever one you look,
whichever one you choose.
And that was not
easy to choose. No, of course not.
It was like one month going back and forth,
studying every single collection
that he ever did for Chanel.
But I really fell
in love with this. Well, you made
a perfect choice and you look gorgeous.
Thank you, you too. Thank you so much
for talking and I hope you have an incredible evening.
Thank you. All right,
thank you, Penelope. All right.
I am here with the talented, fabulous,
gorgeous, Gwendoline Christie.
We've been having our own little party over here.
We've been having so much fun.
I've been enjoying it.
You gave me some advice I wish I'd had
at the bottom of the stairs.
I'm gonna be desperately trying to employ it
through the rest of the evening.
That's our secret. we don't tell
everybody that. Yeah, no one.
Okay, now Gwendoline,
you are such a student and fan of fashion.
So what do you think of when you think of Karl?
Karl Lagerfeld was and is rightfully an icon.
He was a renaissance man.
He had such an interest, not only in the craft of design,
which was his career, but indeed of,
of all elements of artistry, literature, art, history.
He was such an intellectual.
He was interested in literature,
he was interested in philosophy.
And he took the rigor of discipline that he applied
to his craft into all areas.
Absolutely Of intellectual
and emotional acumen.
And I just think he was an astounding designer.
And that's why he has endured for so long.
Yes. And I feel
very, very lucky to be here tonight
celebrating him. Absolutely.
And that's why we're all honoring him tonight
at such an iconic place.
What a great moment.
So tell us about your look.
You look gorgeous.
Thank you so much.
I'm lucky enough to be wearing Fendi couture.
Designed by the incredible Kim Jones.
I love Kim Jones. I love Kim Jones.
And Kim and I have been friends since I was 19 years old.
So it is an enduring friendship.
what I love about Kim is that he's so dedicated
to his craft.
He definitely is. He's always spontaneous
and shows such innovation in what he does,
but he's also working endlessly on developing
an exquisite technique and discipline.
Absolutely. Alongside the
flamboyant nature of his imagination.
And he's great. Absolutely.
And a lol.
Well, thank you so much,
and I hope you have an incredible evening
and I enjoyed our talk so much.
I loved it so much, darling.
I'll see you inside.
Enjoy the night.
All right, bye Gwendoline. Bye, darling.
Bye. All right, thank you.
We have the honor and pleasure
of being joined now by Tommy and Dee Hilfiger.
You guys look incredible.
Thank you. Tommy, I love this look.
Can I be so bold as to observe
that this is inspired by Karl Lagerfeld?
Inspired by Karl.
This is vintage. Tell us about it.
But the shirt was given to me by Karl as a gift.
Karl himself? Yes.
The man. The legend. A gift.
And I'm not sure how he was able to get dressed,
in an outfit like this every day,
but certainly had a valet,
because it's a shirt that just buttons in the back.
Really? With a separate collar.
Was this the first time Dee helped zip you up tonight?
I did not, I did not help him get into it.
I would've no idea what to do about it.
We had a whole team that helped us get put together tonight.
It took a small village.
We had my Tommy Hilfiger team take inspiration
from Chanel and Karl Lagerfeld
in developing Dee's gown.
Did the gloves.
And her look. Did the rounds.
I love the curls.
This was added. Beautiful.
You know, you have to do something a little different
for the Met Gala. Yes, yes.
Tommy, I'm sure you crossed paths
with Karl a couple times.
Do you have any favorite Lagerfeld memories?
I asked Karl once how he became so successful with Chanel
and he said it was very easy.
He went back to her archive and took everything
that was from her favorite collections,
and made them relevant for today.
And that, that was very inspirational.
But we became partners with him
when we bought the Karl Lagerfeld brand in 2004.
So we became very close.
Chloe and I went
and had a look at the exhibition today,
and it's pretty incredible.
We haven't seen it yet.
Oh. I think it'll be great.
Well, we'll let you guys. You guys are
going to love it. Get to it.
Thank you. Thank you so much
for stopping by.
Thank you. Nice to see you.
We'll see you guys. Lovely.
[Derek] We'll see you at the bar.
All right, so I'm here with Sydney Sweeney.
You look absolutely stunning.
Thank you so much. And amazing.
Thank you. We're just talking
about how just crazy this carpet is,
and all the fabulous that comes along with this.
Tell us about your look tonight.
I'm wearing Miu Miu.
Fits like a glove.
Thank you, it feels like a glove.
You feel good though?
I do. And you look so, so good.
Thank you. I know currently
you're filming season three of Euphoria,
which is me and my son's --
we haven't started yet. Oh, you haven't
started yet. But I'm very excited
'cause I miss all the girls,
and I think Maude is here tonight, so I can't wait.
to see her. Yes, okay.
So you haven't started yet, but it's coming.
it's coming. Definitely.
So we're all looking forward to that.
Thank you. I don't think anyone's
looking forward to it more than my son,
but we're all really, really looking forward.
to it. Thank you.
So what does a night like tonight mean to you,
especially honoring such an icon such as Karl?
I mean, it's,
it's such a beautiful evening
seeing everyone just appreciate
and honor such incredible looks.
People look absolutely stunning.
Stunning, stunning. And it's just,
it's just an honor and a privilege to be here.
And is there anyone you're looking forward
to seeing tonight?
We were just talking about anybody worth seeing.
I'm just excited to just meet new people
and have a really good night.
Absolutely. Well, I hope you have an incredible night.
Thank you, you too. See you inside.
And have so much fun. Thank you.
All right, of course.
Thank you, guys. Thank you.
Get ready, fashion fans.
We have two of the most fashionable people here tonight.
Glenn Close and the designer, Erdem,
who's responsible for this incredible creation.
Hi guys. You really
have to see this train.
Yes, so elegant. Now.
Now Glenn, I'm a huge fan.
Two of your most famous films,
Dangerous Liaisons and Fatal Attraction,
have recently been adapted to television shows.
Have you watched either of them?
Isn't that terrible?
No! You're a busy woman.
I mean, people wonder and I, and I just, I mean, frankly,
I haven't had time.
I've been here doing a lot of things while, you know,
Fatal Attraction has started.
I also have a very personal relationship to that material,
so I'm a little bit nervous to watch it.
But, you know, I think,
I think I will because I wanna know what they did,
and how they told the story.
Dangerous Liaisons was such an incredible film
because of all the costumes.
How is that as an actress to use style as a character?
It's everything. It's everything.
I have kept all my costumes.
I have a costume collection of over 800 pieces
that is in the Indiana University
because I could not say goodbye to them.
They are such a part of my career.
And you, it helps you build a character and
to see Erdem and be with Erdem and building this,
and seeing what he was creating.
Yes, they said, what character are you doing?
And I'm thinking maybe a kinder Madam de Merteuil.
A nicer one.
And you're my young lover.
Oh, exactly, exactly.
Young lover, tell us about
that look tonight. Yes, young lover,
young lover. Do tell.
Well, it's an homage to Karl where it's,
the amazing body of work that Karl Lagerfeld created.
The dress, the starting point,
was actually from his first Chanel couture collection.
And then the cape actually inspired by the finale look
from Chanel Fall 1999 that Devon Aoki wore.
Wow. And then of course,
the collar and the cuffs are an homage to Karl themselves.
There you go.
Tres chic and tres French and tres Karl.
Well. Thank you.
We can't wait to see you guys inside and
it was lovely seeing you at the exhibits.
Thanks so much, thank you.
Clear a path.
We have to clear a path.
Hey, how are you?
Here with Margo Robbie.
And when I say the world is so thirsty
for your new Barbie.
No, no, no.
It's like, it's a sensation.
It's going crazy.
Everyone wants to put their picture with a Barbie logo
in the background.
Were you surprised at all by the intensity
and excitement around this?
I, yeah, I have to say I was,
I knew it was gonna be exciting for everyone.
I didn't really realize the,
the kind of energy it would have behind it.
And we're still, you know,
we come out July 21st, so it's.
Exactly. It's still
a little while away.
I'm amazed everyone's this excited already.
Everyone is so excited.
We still have so much more to show you.
Can't wait, can't wait.
Now. Margot, tell us about your look tonight.
I'm wearing Chanel, this is actually --
Yeah, this dress was worn by Cindy Crawford in 1993.
Oh wow. They remade it for me.
And it's obviously a Karl design,
and I feel really great in it, actually.
And you look absolutely stunning.
Thank you. So Margo,
what does a night like tonight mean to you
honoring such an icon in a legend like Karl Lagerfeld?
Obviously the Met's always an exciting night,
but I had the great privilege of getting to know Karl
to an extent.
I was the last Chanel ambassador that he picked,
Yeah, so like, you know. What an honor.
Yeah, it is an honor.
And I just, I'm,
I'm thrilled that they're honoring him tonight
because he is, he was exceptional.
Well, I'm so glad you came to say hi.
Thank you. I hope you have
the most fabulous evening.
You look incredible. Can I just say
you look incredible. Thank you so much.
Like I said,
I was already looking at pictures of you
when I was in the car,
like, she looks amazing.
Thank you so much.
I'll see you inside and have a great evening.
Thank you. Barbie movie.
Coming soon, everybody.
Karl Lagerfeld put on some pretty memorable fashion shows
during his decades at Chanel.
Which of his Chanel runway designs is your favorite?
[Chloe] 2014 Supermarket, 2008's carousel,
2012's underwater world, or 2019's pool party.
Head to at @voguemagazine on Twitter now
to cast your vote.
Are you feeling nervous, overwhelmed, excited?
Where is your head at?
I was really excited
until I got off my car like two minutes ago.
But yeah. Me, that's what
happens to me. I'm like, I think I'm fine.
I think I'm cool. And then I get out and I'm like, whoa,
this is a lot.
So you're about to walk on the carpet.
What do you think happens after that?
What do you think happens when you get inside?
That's a really good question
because I see people wearing these crazy dresses.
I'm so curious to see how they sit down. [laughs]
I love this because this is so, like, this is so effortless.
It works. And gorgeous.
And simple. I can sit down.
Who is this?
This is, I'm wearing Chanel from the nineties
I'm so lucky to have the Chanel team recreated this look
from the nineties, the one that Karl did.
So, I'm just like so happy.
I mean, congratulations.
Thank you. You look beautiful.
This is amazing.
I mean, I'll tell you this.
Everyone's ambushing us.
Where you guys coming from?
You are gonna have the best time in there.
Do you have like one thing that's like a mystery?
Like what's like the biggest mystery to you?
Oh, about the Met Gala?
Of all the Met Gala.
Like what's the one thing that you're like,
I just can't wait to figure out?
I don't know. That was a bad question.
I would say literally everything because
it's my first. You just don't know.
It's your first one. I don't know what to expect.
Totally. But Rosie,
she was here last year and she told me,
just have fun.
So that's the plan for today.
I'm gonna go have fun.
You're gonna have so much fun.
And I'll see you in there.
I'm so happy to meet you,
finally. so happy to meet you.
It's such a pleasure.
I can't even express
how amazing you look. Thank you.
And how amazing you just are.
Go hang out in there. Yeah, we'll see you.
Hi, Elle Fanning.
My goodness, you look like a dream and a vision.
Tell us about this look.
Well, I'm technically,
I am at the Cartier table tonight.
Ooh. Yes, this,
I'm wearing a 1955 a Grand Duke Cafe Coffee Bean necklace,
which is special.
It's this one that Grace Kelly wore
in the royal portrait.
I don't think the exact, but it's from that time.
Let's say it's the exact.
You and Grace Kelly, is everything.
And then Vivienne Westwood designed my outfit, Andreas.
And it's based on,
I met Karl when I was 13, and Karl's,
my first fashion show ever was
2011 Fall Chanel Haute Couture.
And after the show, I, he selected me
to be someone to be in the little black jacket book.
And from that, you know, that book,
he kind of styled everyone in, you know,
the way that he kind of saw them and wanted to see them.
And I was 13 and young and I had a little white dress on,
and he kept my dress on,
and all he put on me was a daisy crown.
And so I'm like, this is how Karl wants me to look.
And here it.
Fresh is a daisy. Bridal, like Chanel bride.
Yes. Come on.
Nothing better, right? Yes, yes.
We talked about so much royalty.
Grace Kelly, the queen Vivienne Westwood,
the Kaiser Karl. We have talk about
The Great, which premieres on May 12th.
What can you tell us about truly one of my favorite shows?
Oh my gosh, it's only in like couple, like couple weeks,
a week and a half or so.
11. 11 days.
That's, oh great. That's right.
Yeah, May 1st.
Doing math on the carpet.
I'm so excited.
It's season three and it's my favorite season yet.
It's like, there's a lot of spoilers.
There's huge twists.
I like, I want it to come out
so I can just talk about what happens.
But I love this show so much, and it's so much fun to do,
and I can't wait for everyone to see it.
Well, you look beautiful tonight.
Well, you are a vision,
and I can't wait to find you for a little drink.
Yeah, that's right. What are you gonna
do with these flowers?
Could you leave those? I'm gonna,
I'm gonna throw, make them catch 'em.
Do it, and you'll
propose, right? Yes, all right.
Okay. There you go.
So the family has joined me up here.
Now I know you guys were at the bottom of the carpet,
but it was important for you to stop here, Keke and Sergio,
who designed both of
our dresses tonight. Exactly.
So it was important that we linked up,
the family had to link up.
Now what I did say was,
if my body could look like this after having a baby,
then somebody out there might have a chance.
Somebody might have a chance.
You look gorgeous.
I'm so grateful for you designing these amazing dresses
for the both of us.
Keke, let me ask you,
what are you looking forward to the most here tonight?
Well, it was you because
I had to make sure that Sergio didn't like,
make you up stage me.
But we both look fabulous.
But we both do. I'm just here
to see everybody.
I mean, this is gonna be a fun night.
It's been, this is, I didn't go to the last one,
so this is my second time,
and so it's good to be back
and just see what it's given, honey.
How's it baby?
Baby is good.
He at home, Mr. Mama.
I know, I know.
It gets hard when you gotta leave 'em.
He was with us all day. Yep.
He's with us all day.
So tell you what, he's with us all day here.
He all right.
We gonna do some parties afterwards,
we're gonna be good. Exactly.
That's what he say.
He said we gotta link up with you after.
So to figure out where we're going.
All right, so we gonna do something.
Well, I will see you guys later, and thanks for stopping by.
Love you and thank you so much
for everything. Good seeing you, babe.
Yes. Good seeing you always.
All right, so here with one of my faves for sure.
Usher is officially in the building,
fresh off the stage in Vegas.
Your amazing residency that everyone is talking about.
Talk to me about that, Usher.
How are you able to just outdo yourself
time and time and time again?
Well, I mean,
the fans deciding to come see me in Vegas is part of it.
The other half is, you know, an amazing catalog of songs.
And then the other side is just really enjoying myself
in Vegas and doing things that I've always wanted to do.
Absolutely. Now tonight we are honoring Karl Lagerfeld.
It's a line of beauty.
Talk to me about your look tonight.
Well, first and foremost, designer Bianca Saunders.
I put this amazing ensemble together for myself and her.
I love that, and you look
stunning and gorgeous. Thank you.
What an incredible suit
you put together for Usher tonight.
You look great.
Yeah, thank you very much.
The idea was to honor,
but also to still have a little individuality in it,
you know? And you brought,
you brought your swag to it for sure.
You gotta notice, baby.
Exactly, you brought your swag to it for sure.
Tonight's gonna be incredible.
We're gonna have a lot of fun.
I'm glad you came over to say hi.
Absolutely. I'll see you guys inside,
okay? I'll see you then.
All right, have a great evening.
Thank you. See you later.
All right, for sure.
We are joined now
by Vera Wang and Lily Collins with these incredible trains.
You can scroll down.
We had to do some clever positioning.
Yes. Can you see
what's happening down here? You have to see the Karl.
Can we get it in the camera? There's some Karl action.
[Vera] Here we have Karl.
There we are. There we go.
Vera, you famously knew Karl.
Can you tell us a little bit about
what these outfits that you designed resemble?
I think they're absolutely both
obviously homages to him and his enormous talent.
And I think while we very much wanna respect all the work
he did everywhere at Chanel, at Chloe, at Fendi,
it was really a moment for us,
for Lily and I to translate our own version
of how perhaps we could wear Karl with respect and joy
and privilege to be here for him tonight.
Now it is very French tonight,
and I have felt like you on the carpet
trying to pronounce Patou, Balmain.
[Lily] Oh my God.
Do you any advice for the --
I think you're killing it.
I think, you know what I think it is?
It's about the commitment.
Right, yes. It's the commitment
to whatever you think it is.
And then you just sell it.
You just sell it.
That's what I think you have to do.
And, and you're sell.
I mean, you're totally selling it.
Okay, right, I'm gonna.
Before bed. As long as you
can say Choupette.
Choupette is all that.
What are you guys excited to see
tonight at the exhibit?
We've already seen it.
We'd like to see
the exhibit. I know, that's.
what I'm dying to see it,
I know. We would just like
to see it. Yes.
Well, get in there guys.
Get in there. Thanks for saying hi.
Can't wait to see you guys.
We'll see you inside.
Merci, oh look, you're already on.
We're doing it! You've got this.
Okay. All right, Miss Wang.
I am here with someone
who needs no introduction whatsoever.
Doja Cat has officially stepped into the Met Ball.
You are here, all right.
Tell us about head to toe. I wanna know everything.
This is Oscar de la Renta,
and then my friend Molina did my prosthetics.
Unbelievable. That's the prosthetics.
I got Sasha Livingston on the nails and yeah,
I'm very, very excited and I love it.
So you told me this is your first Met Ball.
We talked about this. It's my first Met.
So how does it feel like, are you nervous?
Is it crazy? Because it's, the first one is is hectic.
It's really not bad.
Okay. You're all right.
Normally, it's kind of bad. I'm,
I feel nice.
I feel relaxed here.
I like the, I don't know, maybe it's the beige.
I feel very calm.
You're in a good place.
Yeah, it's like very nice.
All right, so Doja. Organized.
Tell me on a night like tonight,
what is something that you're really,
really looking forward to?
I don't know,
because they don't tell you what's gonna happen.
You don't have any information.
So I have no idea. Right, right.
But I do hope to, you know, have some good conversation.
Absolutely, see some cool people.
Yeah. Have some fun.
Yeah. Well, I'm so glad
you came over to say hi. Thank you.
I just wanna say,
you look absolutely stunning.
Thank you so much. And I love how you
are always you no matter what.
Thank you. And you, and you know,
I support you through and through.
Thank you, thank you,
thank you. Absolutely.
See you inside and have
a great time. See you inside.
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I'm here with the stunning Rachel Brosnahan,
and I'm so happy we're both wearing
Sergio Hudson today. I know.
Me too. And we were just saying
how me too incredible he is.
And the looks are so different.
Yeah. And so fabulous.
Tell me about your look.
Sergio Hudson through some inspiration images
from a Chloe show in the nineties.
Okay. A lot of black mesh,
a lot of embracing the nipple and so,
so here we are.
Well, you look fabulous.
Thank you very much. So, Rachel,
tell me what does a night like tonight mean to you,
especially honoring such a legend and an icon as Karl.
I mean, this is the kind of stuff you
dream about. Right.
Having the opportunity to attend,
and it's the only event
that I've ever been to that is quite literally about
wearable art. Absolutely.
It's about honoring the art of design.
And then we get to walk through the exhibit.
I mean, it's so special.
And get to look around at -- See everyone.
All these incredible looks.
I've just been like, all night long.
Well, you're in for a fabulous evening.
Thank you. And thank you
for stopping by.
And you look absolutely gorgeous.
Thank you for saying hi. Thank you Rachel,
It is a great honor of mine
to be joined by, with Anne Hathaway.
I'm at a loss of words and I'm drunk in your presence.
You look stunning.
And you recently became the face of Versace.
How do you guys work together on these looks?
Oh, you're giving me too much credit.
I just do what Donatella tells me to do.
Very gratefully, very gratefully.
She sent me a sketch for this and I just went,
well, all right. [laughs]
And, but I do have to say I work with an amazing team.
My stylist, Erin Walsh,
she always puts everything together.
So it's really her that does the collaboration.
I'm just a lucky girl.
I'm seeing a lot of Karl homages here.
There's the tweed. Yes.
I see a camellia like on
my lapel. Yes.
But also a little nod to Versace in the safety pins.
And I, yeah, absolutely.
And I have to give a shout out to my hairstylist,
He brought a camellia from a Versace show in the nineties.
[Derek] Can we get that?
This is the first time we've seen a vintage piece,
Vintage hairpiece. All right,
I'm the first one. We've seen some
vintage Chanel pieces,
but not a lot of vintage hair pieces.
Yeah. Leave it to Anne Hathaway.
Well, Orlando Peta, definitely.
The two of you together. That casual icon.
But yeah, I think it's kind of this,
it was meant to be sort of a marriage
between Versace and Chanel.
Rings, I'm noticing.
Yeah, these little things, there's just a couple of them.
They're my wonderful, wonderful friends and family
I'm very grateful. Beautiful.
Anne, when you came into the shot here,
you said that there's a certain way that you can pose
in this dress. Yes.
I did, you're gonna make me say it right now,
aren't you? Yes. I wanna know.
How does this dress
make you feel? All right,
I gotta be honest.
It's very hard not to laugh next to Chloe.
Well, I'm gonna copy you. It's easier not to laugh
next to Derek.
but there's just something about this dress that makes you
kinda wanna hit it.
And look. You just kinda
wanna hit it.
Get a little Rosalia going on in your head
and just live in the fantasy.
How, did I do it right?
[Anne laughing] Yeah, yeah.
Let me see.
Just like come on. All right, here we go.
Oh, I'll just, I'll just leave guys.
Great, great. No, come back.
Come back. Thanks, Anne Hathaway.
Well, thank you so much
and we look forward to seeing you in there.
Have so much fun!
Derek, I love you. We'll see you inside.
[Anne] See you inside.
Here with someone I love very much.
Yara Shahidi is here with me.
Hi. You look gorgeous.
I was like, wow. Thank you.
Okay, first, let's talk about this look,
'cause this, this, this, this is it.
Thank you so much.
You look gorgeous. It's Gautier,
half of it is archive from 2008.
Wow. And the rest is custom.
But it was an ode
to my favorite Haute Couture Chanel '93.
Wow. And you pulled this off fabulously.
Thank you. You look so incredible.
Now, people are so excited.
You're playing Tinkerbell.
Yes. In the new
Peter Pan and Wendy movie.
So tell me,
how do you approach such a well-known character
and then make it your own?
Well, I think that's even the task of the Met, right?
You get a theme and you try and make it your own.
I think it was trying to figure out what this movie asked
of Tinkerbell, first and foremost,
which was already really fun,
but a lot of fun references.
Last year I was here as an ode Josephine Baker.
And funny enough,
in this movie I watched a lot of her performances.
Oh wow. To look at how
people like her are using their facial expressions
to communicate so much.
When you say so little.
That's incredible, and everyone is
looking forward to that.
Thank you. So what are you
looking forward to here tonight honoring
such a icon and a legend like Karl?
What are you looking forward to the most tonight?
Well, the Chanel House and Karl
were the first fashion house
to really bring me in at 16, I believe.
Wow. 16 years old.
The first shows I ever went to,
my first experiences.
And I think my general appreciation for fashion
comes from that experience,
and it comes from how welcoming they are
and being able to see fashion as art.
And so I think that really kicked off my entire journey.
So it's beautiful to be able to be here.
Absolutely. Well, I hope you have
an incredible evening. Thank you,
I'll see you inside. Go have some fun,
see you inside,
you look gorgeous. Thank you.
All right, for sure. Thank you, thank you.
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You guys look unreal.
Thank you so much. Chloe.
You have to tell us about these looks.
Well, you know,
I wanted to honor Karl,
and I was doing black and white
'cause I was thinking about his color palettes,
often restrained in black and white.
And the last time Devon and Karl and I were together
was after my last show in Paris,
when I originally lived there.
And she wore a winged leather piece, a bustier in the show.
And so I wanted to take a nod of mine with Karl.
And then of course I have my shared muse, Devon Aoki,
It's so great to, to have Karl back in the conversation.
He passed away in 2019.
I know you both were close friends
and collaborators with him.
Do you have any fabulous Karl memories?
Well, I have a great story.
It might be a little long winded for this,
but I'll try to do it quickly.
You know, when I used to model for Chanel,
they're one of the only brands
that would make your shoe size.
And I have a very small foot.
[Derek] What size is your shoe size, Devon Aoki?
I have a size six, so it's pretty tiny.
And you know,
the sample size is always for models much bigger.
You know, size 9, size 10.
Anyway, after the show, Virginie and Karl would say, okay,
take your shoes,
'cause no one else is ever gonna wear these,
so you can keep them.
And so I took the shoes, thought nothing of it,
and a few months later, we were gonna show
the same collection in Japan.
Well, I got to Japan, and of course,
I had taken the shoes,
and they didn't have the shoes anymore.
So I had to wear these big, you know, size 9, 10 shoes.
And there were a lot of steps.
It was a runway with almost all steps.
And I just turned to Karl and I said, oh my God,
there's so many steps.
And he said, oh my God, get rid of those shoes.
Being barefoot is chic.
I was a bride barefoot
Wow. In the couture.
And it just shows he was so,
he was so sweet.
[Derek] And he was always made it work,
You know, he really did.
And he was so good to me.
So that was a fun story that I always think about.
Chloe and I checked out the exhibit this morning,
and I can't wait for you guys to see it.
I'm sure you,
you're in some of the pictures.
Yes, you are.
I know, I know, I'm so excited.
Can't wait for you guys to see it
and have the most magical night.
Thank you so much.
Thanks for stopping by, guys.
Thank you. Paris, New York.
We're in Paris, New York right now.
[Chloe] Thank you guys.
Here with the legendary Carla Bruni.
Now you were the first lady of France,
and Karl was such an icon of France.
Can you tell us about your relationship with Karl?
Yes, I had a very long-lasting time,
relationship with Karl because
it started when I was a young model and it ended,
you know, just a few months before he left us.
Wow. At his last show,
we became friends.
I started, I became a songwriter,
and he came to all my concerts.
Wow. Without even telling me,
just buying tickets and coming.
And then when I married my husband,
he was president of France.
So then he keep, you know,
my husband gave him an honorific decoration.
And so we had plenty of dinners
and a good time together,
as he would send me clothes, you know,
to wear an official occasions.
Right, right. And so we remained friends
for about 30 years.
how does it feel to just see everyone honoring him tonight?
You personally knowing him and having such a relationship?
I know that has to be an incredible feeling.
It feels moving.
And I can feel his soul around us here.
And you know, Karl didn't really believe in death.
He would always say death doesn't exist.
Wow. He'd just go,
the person just goes in another room,
and he could come, person can come back any minute.
So that's how I feel tonight.
Well, thank you so much
for stopping by. Thank you very much.
You look gorgeous.
And thank you for talking to us.
Thank you so much. All right, Karla,
have a great time.
You too. All right, thank you.
I am so excited to introduce the most pearl-fect guest
at the Met Gala, Kim Kardashian.
Yes. I love that.
You're always one of the most talked about
people here on the Met Gala red carpet.
Do you feel pressure to outdo yourself every year?
What's your process?
I did, but this year I just wanted to feel glamorous.
I really didn't feel the pressure.
I just wanted to have a good time.
I took a shot before I came with my sisters.
My daughter was in the room with me.
She's actually in the car watching us, you know,
all walk up the red carpet.
So it was just like a glamorous night.
Now, I have a silly question.
What was it like meeting the famous Choupette?
A little scary, you know,
it takes a little while to warm up to her.
She wrote me a sweet note and left it in my room.
We spent some time together before this.
you sent me a video of you and Choupette
having a little bit of a cat fight.
Did you guys kiss and make up?
We did. Okay.
That's the pictures that I showed of us
in the bedroom.
Yes. Laying on the bed.
I think she was intimidated by all the people,
so yeah. Yes.
We had a love fest.
And and most importantly,
tell us about what you're wearing tonight.
Yes. Who, who did,
who designed this?
This is Daniel for Schiaparelli.
And you know, I wanted pearls.
I thought, what is more Karl?
You know, the iconic Chanel pearls
is what I always thought of.
So we wanted to just be dripping in pearls.
All the way down, if you can see this
mother, mother of, she's mothering.
We're trying to be Gen Z.
to connect to the kids. We're trying and failing
Some popped on the way and I told my daughter
to grab them all.
They're real pearls.
And she was putting 'em all in her purse.
[Derek] Are they real pearls?
All right, well, then I think
I'm gonna follow you around all night, too.
Yeah, if you need me to pick up a pearl.
I'm your girl. When's Mother's Day?
Chloe and I are gonna make some pearl necklaces
for our mother out of the remnants of your Met look.
Well, thank you so much.
And we can't wait to see you inside.
Stunning. You have
a long walk up that carpet,
and I'm thinking you're taking small steps.
Here with the fabulous Billie Eilish,
just having our own little private convo over here.
Having a great time.
You look gorgeous, Billie.
Tell me about your look.
And I'm gonna tell you right now, the black hair is it.
Like, it's it. Thanks, baby.
I'm wearing Simone Rocha.
Wow. Who is just
one of my favorites in the world.
And she does not like, custom make anything.
And I was just like.
You batted your eyes like that.
I did, I did, I did.
And you look incredible.
So, Billie, talk about tonight,
this is honoring Karl Lagerfeld, an icon, a legend.
And so many people are just, you know,
bringing their interpretation of Karl and his designs.
What does a night, like tonight mean for you?
I mean, it means a lot.
I'm just, every time I'm invited at all,
it's just an honor to me.
Yes. And I have a good time.
I go in there and I,
I have good. You have fun.
I have good stories afterwards, I'll say that.
Absolutely, absolutely. I really do.
I'm sure you do too, girl.
Yeah, well, we're in for a night of fun for sure.
You made it through the hard part.
I did. How intimidating
are the steps, Billie?
Because people ask that all the time.
I feel like they're not too bad.
They're not that bad.
I feel like I'm not gonna die.
Okay, so you made it through.
I made it. Now it's time
to have fun. It's time.
See you inside. I love you,
take care. All right,
love you too, Billie.
All right, see you inside.
Oh, Salma Hayek looks amazing.
Are you guys ready?
We are joined by Priyanka Chopra Jonas,
No more small talk, we're live.
We're on vogue.com. How are you guys?
Wow, I was really enjoying everyone's.
Oh, thanks, babe.
Aw. I was just enjoying
watching everyone's take on this year's Met Gala.
People look amazing.
Yes. Everyone's turned
out so well, it's awesome.
Jared Leto came as a furry.
You didn't see that coming, did you?
Salma Hayek looks fire.
So did Kim.
This whole look is unbelievable.
I'm like, blinded by this necklace you're wearing.
It's a beautiful bespoke Bulgari piece.
that's 11.6 carets, or something.
A lot of carets. A lot of carrots
for that bunny.
I like a lot of carrots and my vegetables.
Now how did Karl inspire your guys' looks tonight?
I think the black and white is a classic Karl look.
You know, we're, we're trying to play with
a few of the jewels as well.
Obviously you saw this.
Got a few of my own.
Oh, show us the jewel. Less exciting.
We love a jewel.
Nick, do you remember we had dinner
with Karl Lagerfeld?
In Paris. That was the
first time we met.
Like seven, eight years ago.
Yeah, big night, big night
for me. Big night.
Karl Lagerfeld and Nick Jonas.
I mean -- What are
your memories of Karl?
Lovely. I mean,
it was a beautiful night,
and wonderful celebration of him at that time.
And nice to be able to do that tonight as well.
[Chloe] I'll say.
Chloe and I went to see the exhibit tonight.
And there is -- I'm so excited.
We can't wait to see it.
Seven decades of Karl, fabulous fashion extravaganza.
And an opening dress with a snake like your ties.
You're very, you are on theme, Nick Jonas.
Always on theme, Nick Jonas.
Yeah, it's so exciting.
Like Viola Davis looking amazing
as ever. Oh my God.
I can see.
Yeah, we're wearing Valentino today.
We we're with the Valentinos.
What an honor, well, thank you guys so much.
And we can't wait to see you guys inside.
See you guys inside. See you inside.
All right, so I am with the fashion killer himself.
Russell Westbrook is here.
Now Russ, you've worn a lot of iconic outfits.
You've had a lot of iconic moments,
and then the Met Ball comes and we're honoring
Karl Lagerfeld tonight.
So what do you do
in that type of atmosphere?
What do you do?
How do you put it together?
You know, I think you start with history.
Tonight, I'm wearing Bode tonight.
They was able to gimme some pants that I know Karl was big
into interior designing.
They got some pants from a hotel
that was a part of some lining.
There was only a piece of the pants that made it.
So I wanted to give a nod to him,
obviously with the pearls here as well.
But I'm just excited to be here and, you know,
happy to be a part of it.
And for someone who's so into fashion,
like honoring an icon and a legend like Karl,
what does that mean for you?
I mean, it's an honor.
It's just a blessing me to be a part,
to be a part of something like this.
And he such a,
was such a inspirational and fashion for myself
and so many people.
So I'm happy to be here.
Absolutely, and you shut it down like
you always do. I appreciate it, thank you.
Thank you for coming
to say hi. Thank you, I appreciate it.
Bye, La La, take care. All right,
have a good evening, all right.
[Crew Member] Thank you for your patience.
Hi, we're back with Viola Davis and Julius.
Lovely you to meet you guys.
Thanks for coming tonight.
Oh, yes. Absolutely.
Your most recent film Air has been a huge hit.
You play Jordan's mother who until now
has been the unrecognized force
behind the biggest endorsement deal
in the history of sports, and maybe even fashion.
How did you approach that role?
Oh, I approached the role,
like I approach every role,
where I just have to study the subject, Dolores Jordan.
Incredible woman, you know?
And, and pray.
Pray that it works. [laughs]
Priyanka was just here and she said,
you're both wearing Valentino
Wearing Valentino. Tell us about this look.
He, they wanted to dress me for the Met Ball.
And I had a couple of different choices,
and I loved the color.
Valentino pink, right?
And I love the feathers.
I know, I'm trying to do my microphone.
Like, not touch the feather.
I wanna put my eyes right above feathers.
I was asking about how you gonna eat tonight?
I'll figure it out.
There you go, there you go.
And the earrings are so.
The earrings are Boucheron.
And all the jewelry is.
[Chloe] That's beautiful.
And yeah, I feel a little bit
like a princess.
That's what here for. Or queen, or an empress.
Whatever you wanna choose.
Did you ever meet Karl yourself?
I've never met Karl.
It's like two different worlds, sort of.
I know some people really are meshed into the fashion world,
even though they're actors.
Not us so much.
But obviously, we know of Karl,
we know of his legendary work.
Yes. And you know.
And his philanthropy.
I mean, he was just a great guy.
Yeah. He really was a great guy.
We'll hit a pretty distinctive look, too.
Yes. He did have
a distinctive look.
Chloe and I checked out the exhibit this morning.
Yes. And it's pretty incredible,
70 years. I hear it's amazing.
It's great. Wow.
Chills and tears.
Oh, wow. That's great.
Well, you're done with us,
and now you can go check the out the show.
Absolutely. Thank you guys so much.
We're huge fans of you guys.
[Chloe] Unbelieve, even from the back? Hoo.
[Derek] Thank you so much.
So I'm here with what I like to call the dream team.
We have Caitlin, Vanessa, and Lea hanging out all together.
Each one of you ladies look absolutely stunning.
It's my co-host from last year.
Yes, we are, hi. I miss you this year.
I know, I miss you. I miss you this year.
You look so stunning. Thank you.
And so do you three. Thank you.
Amazing, Lea, you said you had a story.
I'm putting you on this spot. This is why I needed
to tell you that I live in your house.
When you moved out, I live in your house now.
I get tons of packages for you every day.
[La La] In my LA house?
No, here in New York.
[La La] Oh my goodness gracious.
I get tons of packages for you all the time.
I promise I don't open anything.
Okay, okay. In case
you're missing anything. Okay.
But I haven't. But I trust, I trust them
with you. But it's great.
Yes, I love it.
Well, that place has great energy, so.
Oh, good, good, good.
It's good. It really is great.
It's good stuff.
So talk to me about tonight.
What does Karl Lagerfeld: A Line Of Beauty
mean to you guys tonight?
I mean, you can really feel
his energy tonight in everyone's gowns.
And this is my first time at the Met.
Oh, it's your first Met?
My very, very first Met.
Okay. So it's very exciting
to be here. Absolutely.
It's so exciting. Not too overwhelmed?
Not at all.
I'm here with my pals. She's got girls around her.
I do. Absolutely, absolutely.
Now, Vanessa, you're back, not as a co-host
but as a guest this year.
So you put all the work on me.
That's okay, it's all right.
It's okay. Sorry.
How you feeling?
I'm feeling great.
It's really nice to be able to just like come and hang out.
You know, we're here with Michael Kors,
and he's just like the ultimate party starter.
[La La] He's the best.
And I feel like everyone looks amazing.
So it's nice.
It's nice to be out with the girls.
It absolutely is.
what does a night like tonight mean to you?
Well, it's my night off from work.
There you go.
I told my son that I was at a wedding tonight
for my friends Anna and Karl.
Oh, there you go. And so I'm,
I love being here.
Like Vanessa said,
it's such a great group of girls that Michael put together.
I've been a fan of Michael for so many years,
and it's an honor to be here at the Met,
wearing these exquisite dresses.
And it's a fun night.
And you all, like I said, just look stunning.
Please have the best time tonight.
And thanks for coming by to say hi.
Thank you so much. Thank you.
All right, all right. For sure.
As fun as it is talking to these gorgeous guests,
don't forget, we also wanna hear from you,
our viewers watching live around the world.
So make sure you're getting in on the conversation
by using the hashtag #MetGala on social media.
We'll be checking in throughout the night
and featuring our favorite comments and questions
So I'm here with Brittney Griner and Cherelle Griner.
We are here at the Met.
I was so happy when I saw you both covered up the steps.
I was like, yes.
This is incredible.
What is this moment like for you?
It means everything just to be here with my wife,
and just able to be here.
It means so much.
Get to see this event a lot and actually live it.
It's one of those things you watch and you're like,
one day I'll get to be there.
One day I'll get to go.
Cherelle, how are you feeling?
I mean, it's surreal still, you know?
I mean, this time last year I was missing my wife.
So to have her right here to be in this moment.
we are so happy that you are here with us tonight.
It is such a moment.
Thank you so much.
I wanna hear a little bit about your looks tonight.
Calvin Klein has
styled myself. Did the thing with that.
And my beautiful wife, and they have done an amazing job.
I mean, they, we're, it is dripping off of us right now.
Yeah, that's it, that's it.
It's dripping off of y'all.
I like that. It's dripping off of you guys.
And on a night like tonight,
honoring Karl Lagerfeld, A Line Of Beauty.
It's so many different interpretations
of Karl and everything.
What are you guys most looking forward to tonight?
I mean, just honoring him.
He is an icon in the industry.
Head of so many houses.
I mean, when you think of fashion,
you cannot not think of him.
So just being here,
celebrating his life and what he's done for the industry
and just enjoying it.
Well, we are so happy that you were both
were able to join us.
Life is good right now.
Life is great right now. Yes it is, yes it is.
And I definitely just wanna say, oh,
I wanted to make sure,
ooh, ooh, I don't wanna forget about this.
Can you tell us about the Bring Them Home campaign?
You know, I was able to come home and, you know, bring,
bring, bring home our families.
They were big for us, they did everything.
Supporting my family, supporting my wife.
And it's a lot of hard work doing this.
And there's a lot of families that don't
get the availability that, you know,
I have with media.
So, you know, every day just being there,
being a voice for those families so they're not
feeling left behind or forgotten at all.
Absolutely. Brittney Griner, Cherelle Griner.
I am so happy to see you.
Let's do a group hug.
Yes, yes. I'm just happy
to have you here. Yes, yes, yes.
This is good.
Go inside, have the best time.
You both deserve it.
Have an incredible evening.
Oh, thank you. And thank you so much
for stopping by.
Thank you so much. All right, see you guys.
Wow, look at these three lovely ladies.
We have Stella McCarty, Madelyn Cline,
Slut bone. Wow.
But bone to you. Wow.
Well, I'll take it.
And now tell us about this look.
It's a look.
It's a look.
And that's about it.
And that's it.
And this, this is, I love it.
This is Stella McCartney.
It's amazing, isn't it?
Now Stella, you took over from Karl Lagerfeld.
Are you're not taking this seriously?
I think it's very serious.
No, I'll be more serious. Okay, though.
We can jump into
some fashion -- Oh my gosh, don't do that.
No, no, okay.
It's, this is okay. That was good, 'cause I did.
Well, no, 'cause my name is Chloe
and you took over from Karl Lagerfeld at Chloe in 1997.
How did you work with his legacy at the house?
You know, my favorite moment about that,
and it's when I felt that I truly arrived,
is when Karl found out that I had taken over
as successor to the brand.
His quote was,
I knew they would take a big name,
a big name when I left the brand.
But I thought it would be a big name in fashion,
not in music.
[Chloe gasps] So good though.
A king of the one-liners. So, so good.
Burn, burn, burn, burn.
But I loved it.
I was like, oh, Karl Lagerfeld knows who I am.
Yeah, there you go.
is this an alter ego of yours?
Who, explain to me Audrey Slut?
No, she just likes to have a good time.
Does the right thing, says the right thing at all times.
Cheerio, and Madeline, you look lovely.
And it's just Madelyn, right?
It's just Madelyn. Great.
No last name.
Great, well, I guess we'll see you three inside.
Yep, we stick together.
Stick together as we do. This is it.
The good news is that
you have the best Met Gala tour guide.
Stella McCartney's always
the ringleader of the good times here
at this event.
I hope I see you again.
All right. Hope I see you.
Get out of here, you guys,
get out of there.
Get out of there.
Ciao, it was lovely to meet you.
Thanks! And we'll never you again.
Christina Ricci is here.
Hi. We're having
You look stunning.
Thank you. Christina, tell me,
how do you prepare for a night like tonight?
Well, I went and got
some insane facial with like,
microcurrents and stuff,
to reattach my face to my skull.
I might need to try that. Which worked.
Looks so good. It seems to have worked.
Looks so good. Stuck on now my face.
Tell us about your look.
I'm wearing Fendi by Kim Jones.
Oh, Kim Jones.
Yeah. I know, I love Kim.
He's one of my closest friends.
And it's inspired by Karl's time at Fendi,
and how he experimented with fabrics
and the reworking of fabrics.
Right. And so yeah.
I think we're all in for an incredible evening.
Yeah. I'm hearing
the exhibition is unbelievable.
I'm so excited to see it. So go and enjoy yourself.
Thank you. And thank you so much
for stopping by. So nice to see you.
All right, always Christina.
Always a pleasure with you. You too,
have a great night. For sure, of course.
It's time for our first fan comments of the night.
Chloe, take the mic. Oh boy.
watching the Met Gala is one of my favorite traditions.
I absolutely love seeing all the beautiful outfits.
Whoa, Liz Lemon. Liz Lemon?
You think that's the actual Liz Lemon
or is that like a fan account?
We'll come back to,
but she says Chloe Fineman,
one of the hosts of the Met Gala, slay mama.
Are we allowed to say
slay mama? I think so.
Okay, all right. @_lia_ferreira_ says,
manifesting a lot of vintage and archive Chanel
for today's Met Gala.
That's please keep your questions and comments coming
and we'll check in again later in the evening.
Shout out to the watch party happening right now
in my hometown of St. Louis, Missouri.
Oh! Yeah, I got some
hometown heroes. You're from SLO?
They threw own Met Gala after party.
Oh, that's amazing. Maybe this will
become a thing.
Yes, we want that
to be a thing. When we get fired,
we'll come to them. Yes.
We'll see you next year. Please invite us
to St. Louis.
It's couples' night tonight.
We have Nicola, Brooklyn, Rena, Alexis.
We are all here.
This is, this is couples' night tonight,
and we have a special guest here with us right now.
Do we wanna talk about our special guest, Rena?
Okay, I don't know.
You tell me. I think we,
I think, I think we should.
I think we should, I think we should.
Okay, and our new edition.
There's, there's three of us.
Yes. There are three.
Three of us here, yeah.
The secret's out, the secret's out.
Thank you. How you feeling?
I'm good, I'm feeling good now.
Yes. Feel good?
Yeah, I feel pretty good.
You can breathe? Yeah, I can breathe.
I can stop.
Well, you look
gorgeous. Not hiding, but yeah.
You look unbelievable.
Look, we're both just like, really?
Seriously. I'm so happy.
We're like, we're locals.
That's why I said it's couples' night, just hanging out.
Tell me about your look.
You look absolutely.
You never disappoint, you look
absolutely incredible. No, you're so sweet.
You don't either. Thank you.
Valentino. Wow, wow.
You know you're a fashion killer.
You shut it down.
Tell me about your look.
Absolutely. Just keeping it.
Rena. We're holding it down
Okay, all right. Both of us
are yeah. Proudly representing.
Absolutely. and everyone looks gorgeous tonight.
It's such an incredible night.
It's Karl Lagerfeld: A Line Of Beauty.
We're honoring such an icon.
What does that mean to each one of of you guys?
We're so excited to be here.
He is such a legend.
I'm so excited to see everyone interpret his legacy
that he left behind and do it in their own way.
And I'm so excited to see the exhibition.
Rena, you are amazing when it comes to fashion.
You do, you never disappoint on a red carpet.
So what does a night like tonight mean for you
to honor such an icon like Karl?
Well, yeah, I mean,
Karl never disappointed with his design.
So we're both just so happy to be here and, you know,
to get inside and not drink.
I'll be, I'll be partaking for both of us.
I'll help you out, I'll help you out.
I'll help you out.
Well, thank you all for stopping by,
couples' night. Thank you very much.
Love you all very, very much.
Thank you very much. I'll see you inside.
So a little while ago we asked you
for your favorite Chanel runway design,
and you chose supermarket circa 2014.
Supermarket circa 2014 was pretty iconic and legendary.
So I see why you chose that.
And now the Met Gala has seen countless memorable looks
over the years, but which is your all-time favorite?
Sarah Jessica Parker in Alexander McQueen in 2006.
Rihanna in Guo Pei in 2015.
Chadwick Boseman in Versace in 2018.
Or Lady Gaga in Brandon Maxwell in 2019.
Head to @voguemagazine on Twitter to cast your vote.
Excited to see who you vote for.
Cara Delevingne is here.
I'm so excited to see you. And you.
I met Cara as a wee teenager,
and I watched her grow into being
a ultimate Karl Lagerfeld muse.
Yeah. It's a big night tonight.
It is a big night, yeah.
A lot of emotions, honestly,
I cried on the way here a little bit.
I don't know, it's kind of like,
it's a wonderful thing to be able to do this,
and honor such an incredible person.
Not only in fashion,
but a person is a friend.
I owe him so much and it's,
it's an amazing, it's an amazing way to remember him.
I imagine your look tonight is inspired by Karl himself.
Can you walk me through it? Yeah, so this is like
his iconic white shirts,
and a lot of Chrome Hearts jewelry.
This is by Karl Lagerfeld.
It just felt right.
But yeah, the gloves, everything.
All the pieces that kind of make me, yeah.
And just some kind of silvery, silvery blue hair.
And you came in in sunglasses,
I think you. I did.
I know. I'm gonna wear those.
On the carpet? Yeah, a little bit.
Yeah. Whip 'em off.
Was it ever, this is the dumbest question, but I'm so sorry.
I have to ask it. Double down on it.
Was that ever hard or confusing?
Karl Karl. Cara Karl.
No, people just call me Karla by the end, you know.
[Chloe] Karla, that's what I would
do too. Karla.
One of my favorite Cara Delevingne moments
in the world of Chanel was the supermarket show.
Yeah, my favorite.
That was so much fun. Do you remember Rihanna
was push pushing you around in a shopping cart?
I was pushing her around.
Oh, excuse me. Don't worry about it.
Thank you for fact checking me.
Oh no, she was.
I think she was pushing the internet
will know it. We, no, we were both in it.
Joan was pushing us around. Joan Smalls was
pushing you around. There you go.
And I'm sure the internet will correct.
all of us. I stole some.
Can I say that?
I stole so much from that supermarket.
They had like a, a Chanel chainsaw.
Anyway, I don't steal things. You have to have it.
Well, that's my favorite
supermarket experience. Ice cold.
Do you have a favorite Chanel memory?
There was so many.
I think doing a show in Edinburgh.
We went to Japan, we went all around the world.
But honestly, his like, looking into the future,
he really like, did so many things.
We did this amazing Women's March,
and I think also this one of, you know,
one of his last shows that we did.
And it was like at the ski chalet,
and like all the girls,
we were all crying and holding hands,
and it just felt like such a moment.
But he is one of those people that no matter where he is,
he's always there.
You may see him on the carpet tonight.
I hope so.
Little bit of you as well. Big thoughts with
Cara Delevingne. Yeah.
But like, he lives on.
Look at, look everything.
Like he's influenced so much.
Not only in fashion, so.
Well, you're gonna love the exhibit tonight.
Yes. It's all Karl, all the time.
And, and I'm happy to see you.
Lovely to be with you Karla.
nice to see you. I'm gonna start
calling you that. Karla.
Thank you guys.
I will get back to what I do best.
I don't know.
And I'll have these mics.
Let's take a look Inside this year's exhibition,
Karl Lagerfeld: A Line Of Beauty,
which opens to the public on May 5th.
What always struck me the most about Karl
was that he always wanted to be relevant,
and he never wanted to look back.
I think he did look back.
I think he was actually deeply nostalgic.
He would never admit it.
And he always wanted to look forwards.
And he absolutely always had the finger on the pulse,
and always was looking at the zeitgeist.
I think that what kept him so relevant was his curiosity,
his intelligence, but also open-mindedness.
He would take inspiration from anywhere,
from the green sweater in the street, or you know,
from art or from film or from literature.
He wasn't a snob,
but he was a snob.
He was a democratic snob.
And I think that's what kept him abreast of things,
'cause he was so passionate and so interested.
He had this magnanimous spirit.
So the dream team has officially arrived
and slayed this carpet like no other.
Kendall is here, Kylie's here.
My best friend Kim is here shutting it down.
Tell me how you're feeling tonight.
I feel amazing, I'm so happy to be here for Karl.
And just for the theme and for the Met, I'm so happy.
I'm wearing Marc Jacobs.
I am wearing Haider JPG, Haider Ackermann.
[La La] Gorgeous, gorgeous.
And I am wearing Schiaparelli.
So Kim, tell me,
what is a night like tonight honoring someone like Karl
mean to you?
To me, it's like super emotional,
just because I obviously love my sisters.
I love my family.
And seeing Kendall really started her
beginning of her modeling career with Karl
and was the bride in so many of his shows.
And I would just sit and watch them.
And I mean, my first fashion shoot ever, Karl shot it.
So, it's so special.
Okay, so Kendall, talk about that.
Just starting your career with Karl and then now being here,
honoring him tonight.
Yeah, I mean, it's amazing.
Like Kim said, I think it's a little emotional,
and I really, I owe a lot to him, and what he did for me.
And it was such a pivotal point in my career for me.
I started working with him when I was really young,
and really new, and he really embraced me.
So I'm honored to be here.
I'm honored to celebrate him and it's awesome.
And Kylie, on a night like tonight,
what are you looking forward to the most?
I'm looking forward to making more memories
with my sisters.
Seeing all the fashion. Of course.
I'm just here
for a good time. Out for a drink
with my best friend.
There you go, yes. Maybe a little tequila, 818.
Ah, I, like, I like how you look, I like how you did that.
I like how you did that.
I'm blessed to be here.
Blessed to be here. Well, I hope you guys
have an incredible night.
We're in for some fun.
We are. Drinking and dancing.
Now everybody could breathe and go have
a good time. Exactly.
Exactly, we'll see you inside.
This is the last stop. That is the most
stressful part of the night.
Yes, everything is done. And now we can have
some fun inside.
Go have a time.
All right, thanks.
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We are here with two people who just
officially shut down the carpet.
It's hot out there. Careesha of Yung Miami
Puff AKA Love AKA Diddy.
We are in the building. Yes, yes, yes.
All right, come on.
Let's talk about what it feels like to just walk up here
and just shut the whole carpet down.
I mean, it feels great.
You know, we out here giving that black excellence.
This is Sean John's debut.
Wow, wow. As you can see.
First time I designed in 10 years and you know,
we feeling good.
How you feeling, Careesha?
I'm feeling great.
This is your first Met, Met Gala.
What does that feel like?
It feels like a dream come true.
We were talking a lot and FaceTiming,
getting you ready for today.
So now that you've,
you've done it, you've made it up the stairs.
Can you, does it feel like, okay, I can finally breathe now?
I'm like, okay, you got through it.
It was, it was, it was good.
It was perfect. It was everything.
You, you were perfect.
She's gorgeous. Stunning.
All right, so I have. You look beautiful.
I have, I have the million dollar question right now.
What's up? You ready for it?
The million dollar question is,
so do y'all officially go together real bad?
I'm asking, I wanna know.
She gonna answer that.
She got you that you not answering that?
Nah, nah, yes, of course, real bad, we here.
All right, real bad,
real bad? Yeah, yeah, yeah.
It's official, real bad?
It's, I don't know what you asking me, exactly.
We definitely go together real bad.
Oh, then that's what it is then.
That's what it is. Yeah, yeah.
She's my date for the night.
It's just a good date night,
you know? Oh, it's a date night.
Date night, date night.
We don't put titles on it.
Everybody wants us to put a title on.
We don't put titles on it.
This is like my best friend in the world.
One of the most beautiful people.
God has blessed me to meet.
Absolutely. And I'm blessed
that she's my date tonight.
Absolutely. Can I get like,
a little napkin for my forehead?
Damn, I'm sweating.
And by the way, maybe y'all onto something.
No titles might be it.
Yeah, no title, no title. For sure, no titles
might be it.
That might be it.
You good? Yeah, I'm good.
so last question. The cape is hot.
Last question for tonight.
We're honoring Karl Lagerfeld,
A Line Of Beauty.
Tell me what that means to you to honor such an icon
like Karl Lagerfeld.
I got a chance to spend time with Karl, you know,
when I was designing Sean John just as a fellow designer
and, and, and he was so,
he was so creative and he had so much attention to detail.
Yeah, you get some of that.
You want some baby girl? Thank you.
his attention to detail, and his attention to beauty.
Yeah, yeah, yeah.
It's just hot, baby.
Look at this y'all.
This what I, this is what I'm wearing.
The Sean John Cape.
Nah, this cape is cray,
like the detail on this
cape is crazy. This about the cape.
Shout out to June Ambrose.
You know the first Sean John collection,
so it's a little hot.
So I'd rather you ask Careesha some questions,
so I could go get my cape fixed,
and I could get all this sweat off of me
'cause I'm hot. I love you so much.
So, all right Careesha. Somebody help me
with my cape. Before you guys go inside,
what are you looking forward to the most tonight?
Just fashion and seeing everybody got on.
And it's just see.
Yeah. I wanna see how good everybody looks.
Well y'all go in there and have an amazing time.
I'll see you inside.
Can't wait to party and drink.
Love you. Coming to the party tonight?
Yeah, that, what kind of question is that?
The only party I'm coming to. Make sure everybody knows
if they can't dance or they don't want to dance.
Don't come. Don't come to my party.
Don't come. You heard it here first.
Don't come. I love y'all.
Sean John is back, baby.
Let me figure out my cape.
Yeah, yeah, yeah.
That cape is fire.
Thank you, baby.
See we got the flowers.
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All right, so we are joined now
by 20 time Grand Slam champion and Met Gala co-chair,
the spectacular Mr. Roger Federer,
who's been keeping me company.
Nice to see you. We've been having our own
little thing going over here.
It is so nice to see you.
So tell me this,
what is your favorite thing about your life since retiring
from professional tennis?
It's good to be home.
It's nice to have a more of
a solid life. Right.
Not being on the road and packing, unpacking.
But I love that life too.
So of course, I miss parts of it.
But just being home with the children,
having a schedule where I can meet friends on a Wednesday,
other people on Friday,
do family trips. Having a social life,
Social life, having family trips on a weekend.
Having some really nice vacations as well.
And life's still fun, it's still very busy.
I'm surprised actually how much is going on.
And we were talking about how many Met Galas you've been to.
So what's the count? How many Met Galas?
This is only my second.
This is your second one.
So do you have a favorite memory of the Met Gala?
Yeah, I mean,
when I came here, I believe it was in 2017.
Okay. So it's a while back.
It's been a while. Yeah, it's been a while,
and it's been a lot of fun.
I didn't know what to expect.
So this time I feel like I kind of know
how it's gonna run.
You know the flow.
I know the flow.
And being a co-chair this year
obviously makes me very happy.
You know, being here with Anna,
and helping out the Metropolitan Museum
and the Costume Institute.
So it's great fun, yeah. Absolutely.
Well, I hope you have an incredible evening.
Thank you so much. Thank you for
keeping me company. Absolutely.
We had a great conversation.
Have a nice evening. Thank you Roger.
I'll see you soon. All right, see you.
I am here with Marc Jacobs himself, and Paris Hilton,
are officially in the building.
Thanks so much for stopping by to chat for a little while.
So Paris, I'm gonna start with you.
This is your first Met Ball.
How does it feel to be at your first Met Ball?
I just feel so excited to be here
with the legend Marc Jacobs.
I just did his campaign and it was
so incredible. Wow.
And I'm just loving the dress that he made for me tonight.
The dress is absolutely stunning.
Marc, tell us about this dress.
Well, this dress I'd say, you know, like,
I believe in collaborate.
Do you want me to hold this
or yeah? Yeah, yeah.
Okay, so you know, collaboration of the sort.
So it was like a thing,
first of all to dress Paris Hilton is like,
how the fuck do you, oh sorry.
How do you do that, right?
So I thought like,
well maybe it would be interesting
and exciting to see her in a black gown.
You know, 'cause it's not typical for Paris.
So we approached her with the idea,
and then we added the idea of leather,
and she was all game and everything.
And then she had some comments like,
I need a little sparkle and could you make this fabric here?
Right. And we worked
together and made it happen.
And she looks fantastic.
Abs, nailed it.
Nailed it. Nailed it.
Hot. So Marc,
I'm gonna say you are one of fashion's most respected people
and I know you have an incredible amount of respect
for other designers.
So how do you think about this tonight,
honoring Karl and his legacy?
Well, Karl, I mean, I've looked up to Karl.
Karl's been a hero of mine since I was 17 years old
and looking at Chloe collections.
And Karl's been a hero of mine,
and he's also been a great supporter of mine.
And I think what I find so exciting always about Karl's work
and what he does is that he was like, to me,
the true fashion designer.
Like, there were no limits.
It was about unbridled creativity,
but always with elegance and sophistication.
Absolutely, absolutely. And tongue in cheek,
but always just in the sort of most lush and cool,
like sort of smart, classy way.
Absolutely, now Paris,
I know you tweeted a picture of you and Karl.
Tell us about that.
Karl and I hung out in Paris
a couple times and he was just
such an inspiration to me always.
And we had so much fun and just so many memories.
I've always just looked up to him in so many ways.
Absolutely. And I love that
we're honoring him tonight.
You both did an incredible job.
Have the best time, have fun.
The hard part's over.
Now you can go and have a good time.
Yeah, thanks. All right, thanks Marc.
Thank you, Paris. Thank you.
All right, thank you so much.
See if we can get that exhibition in.
Yeah. You know.
[Crew Member] Standby home base.
Earlier we asked what was your all time
favorite Met Gala look and you chose.
Bum da ba bum!
Rihanna, Guo Pei.
[Derek] Ooh, look at this.
This was also I think the dawn of the Met Gala meme moment.
Yes. Do you remember
this dress was everywhere
in every different type of variation.
It was an omelet.
It was a this. It was everything.
And a train.
I feel like we have a lot of trains tonight.
Rihanna does not disappoint.
No, she never does.
And we love hearing what you guys think.
So keep the conversation going on social media
I am here joined by Baz Luhrmann, who I just love so much.
Thank you. I don't,
I don't fan of over a lot of people.
But you are definitely one.
Thank you so much for coming to talk to us.
Tell us about tonight. How are you feeling tonight?
It's really, you know what?
A year ago today, myself and actually,
Alton Mason, who's up next.
We were here celebrating Elvis and I --
I interviewed you
at the same spot, yes. I remember that.
And like, today we're celebrating Karl, who is a,
I worked with him 20 years ago.
We were great friends.
And when you see the exhibition inside,
you will understand the true genius of the man.
I mean, it's hard to believe
a single person made that much beauty.
So that's what, tonight is a great show.
There's gonna be a really surprising thing happening inside.
I might know a little bit
about it. Oh, it sounds
like you know something.
Just a little bit.
But I will tell you it's all about that exhibition.
I encourage young people to get out and see that exhibition.
Now Baz, before you go, tell us about your look.
Actually, Thom Browne did
Karl Lagerfeld. Oh, I love that.
I love that. So this is Thom Browne.
This is Karl Lagerfeld by Thom Browne,
or Thom Browne by Karl Lagerfeld.
These are pearls by Paspaley
And amazing. Wow.
And Vasiliki jewelry.
So London designer.
Well, one thing about you,
you always know how to put it together
and shut it down. Beautiful.
Thanks for coming to say hi.
I wanna say one thing.
I'm really honored to be here, but bring on
Alton Mason. Yes, thank you.
The Alton Mason.
Hi baby. How you doing?
How are you?
I'm doing good.
Oh, you got that?
Thank you, thank you. Good to see you, Baz.
So Alton. Yes.
Tell me, tell me about this look.
It's incredible. So, you know,
my biggest memory with Karl,
I got the blessing to meet Karl in person, was doing Chanel
becoming the first black man to walk
with Chanel. That is such an honor
and something to
be so proud of. Such an honor.
So this is a very full circle moment for me.
My team asked me, what do you want to do?
And when I think of the grande roi moment,
I think of the Chanel bride.
So here we are.
And no one has done it better.
No one has done it better. Thank you, baby.
I love you so much.
You amazing. You look incredible.
You gotta celebrate when you get inside.
We will celebrate.
Thanks for coming by. Let's do it.
All right, see you in a few.
Yep, all right.
We we got.
You good. Thank you so much.
Hi baby, how are you?
I'm good. How are you?
Yes, I haven't seen my self on TV.
Well, you look so good. Hi!
You liking it? You liking it?
I kind of do.
You look incredible.
All right, Jennifer.
Tell us about the look.
You look incredible. Thank you.
Not as good as you. Cause you, doing so good.
It's always so good to see you shut down, shut down.
Like, every single time.
Tell us about the look.
It's Ralph Lauren. Wow, wow.
I'm very excited about it.
I wasn't sure about the hat,
but now I'm kind of
feeling it. No, no.
The hat is it, the hat, is it.
[La La laughing]
Having fun tonight.
And Jennifer, tell me about a night like tonight.
We're honoring Karl.
I know. It's a line of beauty.
What does that mean to you.
When you hear that,
when you feel that, what does that mean to you?
You know, I hate throwing around the word iconic.
I've said this a very,
because everybody uses it so much now,
'cause it's like the word to use.
Right. But he actually
was such an iconic figure in fashion.
And when you think of like the last 50 years, you think,
like, if you think of five people in fashion,
he's one of them. Absolutely.
And he, what he did with Chanel,
and for so long and keeping that brand
so fresh and young and alive and, you know, it's.
He really was a genius.
And it's amazing to be here tonight.
I got to meet him and for a little girl,
like we say from the Bronx,
who like kind of aspired to the fashion world
and to be an entertainer,
to meet people like that was always such a dream to me.
So it's is a real honor to be here
to celebrate him tonight.
Absolutely. And celebrate
his legacy in fashion. Yes.
And you've been to a lot of Met Galas,
a lot of Met Balls.
So what do you look, what do you look forward to?
Like what's the forward to? I look forward to.
you know, it's like,
it's a nice congregation of like,
fashion and film and music.
Absolutely. And you know,
that's my world.
Those are my worlds.
And so it's always a lot of fun.
Well, I'm so glad you stopped over
to say hi. Thank you.
Have the best time. Thank you so much.
See you inside, okay? Good to see you.
Yeah, see you inside. Always good to see you.
The hat's perfect, the look is perfect.
See you. Keep the hat?
Yes, keep the hat. During dinner, take it off.
I don't know.
[Derek] Vogue's weekly podcast, the Run-Through,
will be dropping a special episode tomorrow
I'll be discussing all things Karl and spilling the tea
about everything you won't see from inside tonight's event.
New episodes of the Run-Through are released every Thursday
and can be found wherever you get your podcasts.
But tomorrow's Tuesday's episode is a special edition.
One of my absolute faves has officially hit the carpet.
Erykah Badu is here, everyone.
You just look over here, over here.
You just look amazing.
You just look stunning.
Can you tell me about this look, Erykah.
Tell me what we got going on here today.
Well today, I am joining Francesco Risso,
who is the creative director of Marni.
Wow. And we went together
last year as well.
And we're together this year because we've been hanging out
quite a bit 'cause we just dropped
our clothing line, you know.
Our capsule line. I did see that.
Yes, I did see that.
And it looks incredible. And this outfit is so incredible.
Thank you. Erykah, we are
honoring Karl Lagerfeld tonight.
Of course. A Line Of Beauty.
Talk to me about what that means to you.
The black and white themes is what Karl
means to us in fashion.
Oh, I'm sorry. It's okay, it's okay.
The daring or not too daring.
It's one or the other.
Absolutely. And that's what
Karl represents to us.
So happy you're here. I just love you so much.
And your daughter's here.
She is. Your daughter's here
for her first Met. Yeah.
Puma, Puma, come.
Come in, babe.
Hello. You look,
I want everybody to see how
gorgeous you look. Thank you.
How are you?
I'm doing great.
You look absolutely gorgeous.
Puma, tell us about your look.
Well, my look, you know, it just,
to me it just gives excellence.
I don't know how to describe it.
Expensive, but I think a white.
I think a way that it also pays tribute to Karl
is by the detail and the amount of work
it takes to put into a gar, oh.
The amount of work it takes to put into a garment.
And you know,
I think that that's kind of how
to pay tribute to him because
he's so detail oriented.
Now your mom's been to a lot of Met Balls,
but this is your first one.
So how does it feel to be at your first Met Gala?
Well, it's a little nerve-wracking.
I'm not gonna lie. I know, right? Those steps.
The carpet, everything. The steps.
Girl, I had a little workout,
'cause this thing is. Heavy, heavy, heavy.
Yeah, but you know, I just feel a lot of love here.
Of course. Really good energy.
I feel great about tonight. And you made it to the top.
I made it, girl. Now you get to
go in and just have a good time.
Absolutely, I'm ready to eat.
That's the same, same, same.
I'm ready to eat. Erykah, you know
how much I love you.
I love, love you, love you.
Puma, have the best time
tonight. Great meeting you.
All right, thank you.
Thank you, sis. Of course.
[Erykah] Thank you, Vogue.
Let's take another look
at the making of this year's exhibition.
The candlestick dress is from Karl's own label
from Autumn Winter 1985.
And it falls within a line called the Satirical Line.
And it looks at how Karl would
transfer his wit and irony and humor into clothes
through almost surrealistic embroideries.
This particular one was inspired by a candlestick.
It was almost as if when you placed the candlestick
on the body, it became a sort of substitute of the woman.
So when she walks and animated the candlestick,
it almost looked like an animated cartoon.
A bit like Lumiere from Beauty and the Beast.
All right, so I'm here with my sis.
My family has arrived.
Teyana Taylor is here on the carpet.
Hey, girl. I mean, sexy fire.
I don't even know
what else to say. Thank you.
Tell me about this amazing look by Thom Browne.
Yes, I'm in Thom Browne
from head to Toe inspired by Karl Lagerfeld.
You know his classic look, the tie.
Absolutely. The little ponytail
in the back.
Get into that.
Get in, you know, the Chanel tweed.
Get in. Get in.
The classic Karl Shade.
[Both] Get in.
I'm just suited and booted, yeah.
Head to toe.
The body is bodying and doing everything else.
Thank you. So Teyana,
you have been to tons of red carpets.
You've been to so many events.
What does a red carpet like the Met Gala mean to you?
Especially honoring Karl Lagerfeld?
Oh my God.
I know it feels big when I got a potty.
And it was just like I did so good
the whole 35 minutes. I was watching you.
I was watching you.
As soon as I got my ass on that carpet,
my bladder said, hey girl.
I said. Not now.
Not now, not now.
So, yeah, but I mean,
that means it's, it's good though.
I always, always got a potty when I'm nervous.
So me, I was a little bit nervous.
And I wanna talk about your performance
in A Thousand and One.
Thank you. Like.
I watched it so many times,
I watched it on the plane.
I watched it in theater.
I watched it over and over and over.
Tell me what you did to embody that character
the way you did.
It was, it was showstopping for sure.
Thank you so much, sis.
Honestly, it was a lot of layering,
and a lot of color coordinating
of the layering, you know? I heard them talking
about that. Inez, yes.
She has a lot of layers with her.
So we had to color coordinate it, and it was like.
a good shorthand for being on set.
Cause you know how it go,
we film outta order.
Of course. So one day, you know,
she's getting in that taxi,
the next day, she getting married, you know.
So I think color coordinating and layering Inez was,
you know, made the process really amazing,
and it was really therapeutic.
I think there's some big awards
in your future for that. Thank you.
Thank you so much for coming by.
We're gonna party tonight.
We're gonna have fun. Your anchor voice.
You know, I do many things.
I'm about ready to flow. I do many things.
Period, but I love, I love the voice.
The voice, the voice is voicing.
Thank you, thank you. Yes.
I will see you inside. Love you.
See you inside. All right, babe.
We've got more comments from our viewers watching online.
@oseannessie says the theme of this year's
Met Gala is so good.
Nicole Kidman wearing the original dress
from her Chanel campaign.
Like you wish you could be her.
Full body chills.
Make sure you keep the conversation
on social media going with #MetGala.
The theme's amazing, tweet about it.
[Chloe] The what?
Oh, now we vamp?
Oh. I think we're
vamping right now.
Wow. What a night.
I have two words.
[imitates cat purring] Lot of cats.
[Derek] Wow, well, well played.
[Chloe] Hey, well, I'm looking at Cardi B,
and I had to and it was bad,
but I said it anyway.
[Derek] It's been nearly two and a half hours
and my dogs are barking.
[Derek] Get it?
Great, yeah. Now.
Let's, let's break down the cat.
Doja Cat was a cat.
[Derek] Lil Nas X was a cat, and in I'm told,
full body makeup by none other than Pat McGrath, cat.
Pat McGrath. Cat McGrath, cat?
It's late, guys, we -- And then Jared Leto
literally was the cat.
[Derek] He was a huge pussy.
He was dressed
in a full body costume. Yes he was.
[Chloe] Yes, yes.
Pussy cat, he was.
[Derek] I gotta say,
beyond the cat and the cat puns, which,
which we are. Which we could do
for hours. Absolutely.
Killing more cat puns than kunnel.
Yeah, kennel. Kennel, a kennel?
[Derek] Never too late for a kennel joke.
The other big theme tonight,
I have really liked is all the black and white.
The monochrome. Yes, yes.
That was obviously the way Karl dressed.
Reminds me a bit of Truman Capote's
black and white ball.
Everything looks good
in black and white. Oh, yes, yes.
We go back in time.
Yes. And the pearls.
So all the pearls were beautiful.
The mother of pearls.
Is everyone still watching?
Is everyone gorging on all the black and white looks?
All the kitty cats? Gorging on
the gorgina looks.
Even I have my little cat here.
Yes. Yeah, too.
Meow. Meow cute of you.
Yes, oh, here we go.
I know we should stop.
But the fashion
was really unbelievable and we're not drunk.
We're completely sober as we're talking down these looks.
believe it or not. Believe it or not.
Well, we have more content for you.
Don't go, don't go.
Chloe, what are we about to see?
We are about to see.
More from inside the making of this year's exhibition,
Karl Lagerfeld: A Line Of Beauty.
[Both] Which opens to the public.
Purr-blic on May 5th.
Well this is the conservation lab
in the Costume Institute.
And we're responsible for the care
and any repair of the garments.
This hem has all been restitched,
but we still want the other piece
to cover the damaged tulle in the front.
We need to check that that's ready to go.
For the show,
since many of the objects are loans from outside,
we unpack them and do a very thorough examination of them
to make sure that they're safe to exhibit.
I think that should work pretty well.
Your face is like glowing. Can we give you this?
Thank you, baby. Where's the camera?
Where I gotta look at?
[Crew Member] Look, you're right here.
Hi guys. Look, look.
You can see everything good. Okay.
Look straight to this one?
Oh, this one. Oh, right here.
You look so good. You look beautiful.
You look sexy.
so I'm here with none other than Cardi B
who just killed the red carpet.
Thank you. Completely, completely
killed the red carpet. Thank you.
Cardi, tell me about your look tonight,
'cause this is intricate. Whatever.
This is so beautiful. Tell me about your look.
Well, it's from a designer called Chenpeng.
This is my second look of the night,
and it's given a little bit of everything.
Like if you see like the texture of this skirt,
it's given like a Chanel boy bag.
Absolutely. And then it got
the flowers, the camellia flower that like,
you know, when you get a Chanel purse,
it always got the white flower, but you know,
this one is black.
And then up top here is giving Karl,
so I'm representing the house of Chanel and Karl
at the same time.
I like how you broke
that down. Yes.
And I like how you
did that. Yes.
Now you've been to a couple Met Galas
at this point. Yeah.
What makes tonight so special?
What makes tonight so special?
You know what it is too?
That it's like, it's like a designer that like,
we're so like,
we're so like we know so much, we know so well.
And then it's just like,
I was curious to see how people are gonna rock his design.
Right, right. Because everybody got like.
Their own interpretation.
Their own interpretation of how things
supposed to look tonight.
I really like the looks for tonight.
People killed it. So Cardi, at the Met Gala,
what is something that you look forward to the most?
The carpet, right? Yeah.
So now you could breathe.
Yeah. You made it all the way up.
This is the last stop. Oh my God, I hope
I passed the test, honey.
'cause once you get on Instagram,
that's when you know you passed the test.
That's when you know,
that's when you know.
You passed the test.
Go Have a good time. Thank you.
Oh yeah, we gotta talk. Thank you. Yes we do.
Thank you, baby.
I done with my mic. You good?
Thank you. All right.
So the carpet is winding down.
It is, it is.
This was kind of our first date, Chloe, huh?
It really was.
How did it go?
It was our prom.
It was our prom.
It was a magical night for both of us.
Yes, now as somebody who's constantly on her phone,
I noticed that you posted about the times
that you knew Karl. Oh yes.
And he had a little nickname for Mr. Derek.
What was it?
I loved Karl Lagerfeld for all the reasons we heard tonight.
He could do 10 jobs at once.
But the puns, this guy was a pun wizard.
I'm a pun fan.
He used to call me -- A pizard.
I had to. He called me Beau Derek.
Ooh. But like, not
Bo Derek with the braids in the swimsuit.
Beau Derek, the French word for Beau, Derek.
Beau, which means, and I pronounce that buh.
Beau Derek. If nothing else,
we've learned tonight that Chloe Fineman's French is.
Is terrible at French.
But speaking of you impersonating people that you're not,
did you find any new impersonations this evening?
Anyone that you'd like to do?
You know, I do.
When I was talking to Anne Hathaway, I was like, that's
gonna go to my. Do you wanna tease
a little Annie or no?
Well, I mean, I just, in the way she,
just the posing.
Right. You know,
fashion's kind of cool,
'cause you get to see a new side
of how to do an impression,
which is like how they are on the carpet.
That was sort of my in on Nicole Kidman was the way,
you know, she poses.
I gotta be honest. Yes.
There have been some people
who've come into the fashion swirl.
Ooh, the swirl.
Which I've worked in for over two decades,
longer than I'd like to admit sometimes.
And they sometimes describe coming to fashion events
as an SNL skit.
There's so much drama over the hat and the hair.
I mean, little, little secret we're gonna share.
We had Cardi B in here, but she was worried.
Yes. That if she
did the video first,
it would rob her or would cannibalize.
Right. Her red carpet debut.
And she didn't wanna, she didn't wanna ruin
her reveal. Right.
She needed the drama, ok-err.
I'm not allowed to do that kind.
Not the impression we're gonna learn tonight.
No, no, no.
But the drama, the looks. The drama.
there's always like eight people.
I want, that's my new job that I want.
Is which part?
To just to like be,
I wanted to do that to Kara, but I,
I didn't wanna be bad.
You didn't wanna pick her train.
I was gonna try and pick her train and kind of like --
You'd like to be a fluffer?
A fashion fluffer. She's Megan Thee Stallion,
and I'm. Oh, right.
Oh, I know.
A missed opportunity.
Hindsight is 2020.
Gosh, is it ever?
One thing I loved about tonight was reliving
all these incredible Karl memories.
I've worked in fashion long enough
to really respect his craft.
He's a legend. Yes.
And I'm very excited about the exhibit.
Yes, Karl Lagerfeld: A Line Of Beauty
is open to the public May 5th to July 16th.
Let's take yet another peak inside the exhibition.
Paper was Karl's favorite material.
This white garment was from
Chanel's Haute Couture 2009 collection,
which was an ode to paper.
And you see the papery quality
in the sort of Christmas of the shoulders.
The Christmas of the a-line skirt,
and the inverted V in the pleat.
And it's entirely embroidered with
tiny piettes and seed beads.
That took 700 hours to embroider by Lesage.
And the garment itself, it's a dress and a bolero.
And it took about 340 hours.
So in total, it was over a thousand hours to complete it.
Real tour de force of the haute couture,
and shows the incredible skilled craftsmanship
of the petites mains workshops.
What do we say? I don't know.
[Derek] Yep, it's.
Karl began at Fendi in 1965.
And this particular coach from Fendi is inspired by
Sonia Delaunay's simultaneous paintings,
which was all about color and geometric shapes
and rhythmic patterns.
And it's a remarkable achievement.
Each square, each circle, each rectangle
has been pieced and laid into the garment,
and it's lined with silk that mirrors
the same pattern as a fur.
So it sort of has this ambiguity
between the inside and the outside.
So Chloe Fineman?
Yes, Derek, Beau Derek Blasberg?
How are you hanging in there?
Well, I'll be honest.
I'm in my flip flops.
Can we, can we pan down and show.
I'm in my Ritz-Carlton slippers.
Can we show where Chloe is this evening?
This is her vibe.
She's officially transitioned to slippers.
You know, it's still chic.
I'm in my corset. The heels.
I was losing circulation, but, you know.
There's just so much glamour.
Chloe had to, had to take a little break.
Hey, I think La La, can you hear us?
Are you there?
She can't hear us. No.
Well, we are waiting for our biggest star of the night.
Yes, we are.
Who do you think it is?
I think I know who it is.
I think you know who it is.
Okay, it rhymes with just kidding.
Or she. She.
Or they. They.
Have made us wait before.
Yes. So that's
the only clue you have.
But you know, we can hang. We'll just see how it goes.
Maybe we'll have other clues as the night goes on.
I'll say. Chloe, quick question.
Yes. Who is
the best dressed for you this evening?
You know, I saw her from a distance and I really,
I just wanna see Penelope Cruz up close.
Yes. I thought that was
like, ooh. I thought Nicole Kidman
was good. Margo Robbie,
yeah, of course. Nicole.
Yes. She looked fab.
Yeah. She always looks fab.
Michaela Coel's dress looked beautiful.
I like bedazzling.
Can you tell?
Oh wait, I think.
I am getting a feeling that maybe La La can hear us.
La La, are you there?
I hear you. I hear you.
Hi guys. Hi, how ya hanging?
La La, what's going on
where you are? How's it going down there?
You're good, you're good. We're good.
You're good, hi.
So the night has been amazing.
Just an amazing night.
Everything I thought it would be times a hundred.
everyone who came and gave their interpretation
of Karl Lagerfeld: A Line Of Beauty, is just so incredible.
I'm excited to see the exhibit inside.
I'm excited to see who we're waiting for.
We're here for a reason.
A reason that everyone wants to stay put and stay tuned
because there's a big surprise.
One thing about the Met Gala, there's always a surprise.
There's always a big surprise.
So definitely don't go anywhere.
You don't wanna miss it.
It's an amazing night that's about to get even better.
That's all I can say.
But yes, tonight has been amazing and I'm honored.
I've been having such a great time and thank you to everyone
who's tuned in and watched us and saw
all the incredible looks
and we talked to so many incredible people.
It's just been amazing all the way around for sure.
So now it's just the waiting game.
We're just waiting to see what happens next.
I'm excited for you guys 'cause I know what it is,
but you don't, so you gotta stay tuned for sure.
Every year, Raul Avila and his team
create the most spectacular centerpiece
for the Metropolitan Museum's Grand Hall.
Cameras aren't technically allowed inside the event,
but we've got a special sneak peek
at the making of this year's installation.
And it's just for you.
Check it out.
So I called,
I said the word dream team a couple times tonight,
but this right here is the real dream team.
We're back together.
This is the real dream team.
Now I've done this before. Yes.
This is you guys' first time.
Tell me, tell, tell me the experience.
How you feeling?
I know your feet hurt.
My feet hurt, but you survive.
Yes. We'll do anything
You push through.
You push through, you have to.
And what are we doing right now, La La?
We are pushing through for fashion.
We are waiting for a big surprise.
What's great about the Met Ball is that there's always
an incredible surprise.
You never know what's gonna happen.
So clearly we're here for a reason, a special reason,
A very special reason. You gotta stay tuned
to find out it. it does feel like
the Super Bowl of Fashion. It is the Super Bowl.
The East Coast Oscars.
The most important night in style.
And my life.
So tell, tell me,
being that this is the first time you guys have done this,
what was your favorite part of the night?
I like Lizzo's outfit.
I loved Lizzo's outfit. I like that Serena
Her second baby
on the way tonight. I was like,
the secret is out,
I love that.
[Derek] How nice to be the baby.
You know, you're gonna tell all your friends one day.
That was me right there. I made my debut
at the Met Gala.
Not bad, not bad. Wow.
That is not bad.
A high bar. Also just getting to
talk to the designers was so fascinating.
And the theme is unbelievable.
[La La] Yeah, for sure.
[Derek] There was this, you know,
we have Anne Hathaway and Emily Blunt here tonight.
Yes. So I had a certain
Devil Wears Prada nostalgic
[Derek] Chloe made a good joke.
La La, what was your favorite moment?
[La La] So, so many moments just seeing, you know,
friends and seeing everyone, their interpretations of,
you know, the theme,
and just all the amazing things
people had to say about Karl.
And who he was as a person and his legacy.
I was really touched by that.
Everyone had so many incredible stories
and things like that,
but the fashion was on point tonight.
I was like, everybody looking real good tonight.
[Chloe] Yes, yes.
[La La] And the cats.
[Chloe] And the, oh.
[La La] The cats, the little cats.
[Derek] The cats.
[La La] Doja Cat was incredible.
Doja Cat cat. Her prosthetic
that she did. I know.
What was that like talking to her?
[La La] Oh, it was awesome.
But she, it looked incredible.
But she was like, she was like, she, she talked clear.
She, she could make it through.
And she was,
this is her first Met as well.
Really? And she was having
such an incredible night.
And there was another cat jumping around
down there. Jared Leto.
[Derek] Jared Leto was a cat.
Lil Nas X. Yes.
Was a cat. Was a cat, yeah.
So cat cats. Cats, cats.
[La La] Look you, you're right on theme.
You're right on theme. Raining cats, yeah.
Exactly. I actually didn't
think cats would,
could become a bigger deal. I didn't either.
[Derek] Like they already have their place
in the meme-of-sphere. I know, I know.
On the internet. Choupette.
On Instagram. Choupette was honored
just as much as Karl in a way.
We have, we have some comments on Twitter.
Let's see what's going on. So @ritazagoo says,
my first time watching the Met live.
And everyone is so on theme, I love it.
I can't wait to see more of the fits.
Wow. @monetalex_ says,
the girls are doing really well with the theme this year.
This has to be some sort of record.
Wow. @cupidlilly says
this year's Met Gala is honestly my favorite theme.
And I love it so much.
I love it so much.
It's so nice when they're nice on the internet.
I know. I was like --
Every time Twitter, it's like, ooh.
Exactly. This a little love fest.
So thank you.
Thank you for all the love and I mean,
we're almost there.
Do we feel some commotion?
Do we feel something
happening? Hear anything?
Do we hear anything? What do we think's going on?
Do we feel something happening?
Do we hear anything happening?
Who could it be? I can feel it.
Who could it be?
Derek's like I know who it is.
I know who it is. Any favorite Karl quotes?
That's a good question.
I have some good Karl one liners.
I mean, I love that guy.
If you're cheap, nothing helps.
That's a bar.
Yeah, yeah. That's a bar for sure.
My favorite, which I tell myself every day,
'cause this is what I wear
all the time. Is it about sweatpants?
Sweatpants are a sign of defeat.
You took mine. You lost
control of your life.
And so you bought some sweatpants.
You took mine, you took mine.
What's so surreal about this evening is that Karl himself
was not a fan of nostalgia.
Right. He was relentlessly
He was obsessed with technology.
I remember when the iPads and the iPods
and the I-Everything came out.
He had 10 of every of them.
A dozen iPod touches.
And so it's sort of surreal tonight to spend so much time
thinking about him nostalgically, in retrospective.
Yeah. I definitely think
if he was here tonight,
knowing he was being honored at the Met Gala
with an exhibition at the Costume Institute,
he'd have a couple of one liners to deliver himself.
[La La] Absolutely.
So let me ask you a question.
Did you get any material tonight?
I did. I know you
got some tricks up your sleeve
after this one. I did.
A new cast of characters to start working on.
[La La] So good, can't wait to see.
Well, I heard something,
I heard some clapping or some,
some yelling or something going on.
[Chloe] Wow, I love this Kendall look
that we're looking at right now.
[La La] Yeah, oh, it's so, it's so great.
[Chloe] And the hair was really on point.
I have to say tonight.
[Derek] Orlando Pita gave Anne Hathaway
a beehive bumpette
A lot of ribbons and bows we saw in everyone's hair.
So good. So good.
I think -- Karl Lagerfeld of course,
was most famous for a powdered white ponytail.
I think Cardi B had a little tribute
of her. Yes.
She did, yes. Gray.
Definitely. J. Lo.
Oh, how was J.Lo?
Yes. La La, you interviewed J.Lo.
What was she like?
She was like,
at first I wasn't sure about the hat,
but then I looked at it and I loved it.
the hat was absolutely perfect.
The hat was perfect.
Here she goes, right here.
She looked incredible. Wow.
[La La] Absolutely incredible.
[Chloe] Not to comment on a woman's body,
but oh my God.
[La La] Absolutely incredible.
Unbelievable. The hat was cool.
So many amazing looks tonight.
Let's take a look at Janelle Monae as well,
who you guys saw.
I didn't get to see her.
We didn't see her, either. We saw her come in,
and she had a pretty elaborate
monochromatic, I mean, a couture tent.
Yes. Can we call it that?
Oh wow. I would say.
[Derek] What are some of the verbiage?
[Chloe] Couture tent.
Oh, what was that word today at the costume exhibit?
[speaking in foreign language]
That's the one. Yeah.
[Derek] That's the one.
[La La] Mary J. Blige.
[Derek] Who's this in
the purple lace, La La? Mary J. Blige.
Oh. Wow, the queen.
[La La] Shutting it down like always.
[Chloe] I love how florals
make their way into so many of the looks tonight.
Absolutely. La La, did I see you
talking to Diddy today?
[La La] Yes, and it was good.
It was a good moment.
We had some fun, but, all right,
so we are going to just take a chill pill real quick
and keep waiting.
All right, so we tried and we tried.
Sometimes things don't work out the way we expected,
but you can catch everything on vogue.com.
You don't wanna miss anything.
I promise you.
There are some magical moments and you never know.
You never know what you're gonna see.
So make sure you tune in and the night isn't over.
But the show is.
I just wanna thank everyone so much for joining us live
on the carpet at the 2023 Met Gala.
If you missed anything,
like I said, I said it once.
I'm gonna say it again.
Visit vogue.com to watch the show again.
Now, I don't know about you two,
but who I could really use some champagne.
Yes, you read my mind. I think you mean
That type of night.
It's that type of night.
Good night, everybody.
Thank you. Good night, everybody.
Good night, goodbye.
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