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PICS: What the stars wore to the Met Gala, including Trevor Noah and Rihanna

The party happens on the first Monday of May, and it marks the start of the Costume Institute's annual fashion exhibit.


Every year in New York City, the Met Gala is held as a grand party to raise funds for the Costume Institute at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, with some celebs rocking up in the most unusual frocks.

The party is organised by Vogue magazine and famous people from different areas, like fashion, movies, TV, music, business, sports and politics, are invited to attend.

The party happens on the first Monday of May, and it marks the start of the Costume Institute’s annual fashion exhibit. The people who go to the party usually end up on the covers of Vogue. The party has a different theme every year, and everyone has to dress up to match the theme.

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A-listers put their best fashion foot forward at the Met Gala

This year’s Met Gala 2023 theme was “Karl Langerfeld: A line of beauty”.

On Monday, famous personalities from around the world gathered in New York City to celebrate the late fashion icon Karl Lagerfeld at the annual Met Gala. They showcased their best fashion sense and exuded glamour.

Some of the attendees at the event were A-listers such as Trevor Noah and Rihanna.

Barbadian singer/actress Rihanna arrives for the 2023 Met Gala at the Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 1, 2023, in New York. The Gala raises money for the Metropolitan Museum of Art's Costume Institute.
Barbadian singer/actress Rihanna arrives for the 2023 Met Gala at the Metropolitan Museum of Art on 1 May 2023, in New York. The Gala raises money for the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Costume Institute. Picture: AFP.

Despite her usual late arrival, pop superstar Rihanna made a grand entrance and stole the show on the red carpet.

The award-winning musician was wearing a dramatic white Valentino gown festooned with giant white sculptural flowers that swathed her torso, arms, and head.

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Trevor Noah attends The 2023 Met Gala Celebrating "Karl Lagerfeld: A Line Of Beauty" at The Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 01, 2023 in New York City.   Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images/AFP (Photo by Jamie McCarthy / GETTY IMAGES NORTH AMERICA / Getty Images via AFP)
Trevor Noah attends The 2023 Met Gala Celebrating “Karl Lagerfeld: A Line Of Beauty” at The Metropolitan Museum of Art on 1 May 2023 in New York City. Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images/AFP (Photo by Jamie McCarthy / GETTY IMAGES NORTH AMERICA / Getty Images via AFP)

Famous for making people laugh, the South African Comedian Trevor Noah wore a Thom Browne tuxedo adorned with Chanel-inspired camellia motifs, along with his hair in neat cornrows and black patent leather boots.

Kylie Jenner attends The 2023 Met Gala Celebrating “Karl Lagerfeld: A Line Of Beauty” at The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City. Theo Wargo/Getty Images for Karl Lagerfeld/AFP (Photo by Theo Wargo / GETTY IMAGES NORTH AMERICA / Getty Images via AFP)

Being recognised for her role in the reality television series Keeping Up with the Kardashians, influencer and entrepreneur Kylie Jenner dressed in a bright red cutout gown by Haider Ackermann for Jean Paul Gaultier and a silk sky blue robe with matching crimson trim.

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Kim Kardashian attends The 2023 Met Gala Celebrating "Karl Lagerfeld: A Line Of Beauty" at The Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 01, 2023 in New York City.   Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images for The Met Museum/Vogue/AFP (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris / GETTY IMAGES NORTH AMERICA / Getty Images via AFP)
Kim Kardashian attends The 2023 Met Gala Celebrating “Karl Lagerfeld: A Line Of Beauty” at The Metropolitan Museum of Art on 1 May 2023 in New York City. Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images for The Met Museum/Vogue/AFP (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris / GETTY IMAGES NORTH AMERICA / Getty Images via AFP)

Also known for starring in the Keeping up with the Kardashians show, Entrepreneur and stylist Kim Kardashian wore a Schiaparelli gown that was dripping in pearls. The look was far less controversial than her 2022 gown, which belonged to Marilyn Monroe.

US rapper Doja Cat arrives for the 2023 Met Gala at the Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 1, 2023, in New York. - The Gala raises money for the Metropolitan Museum of Art's Costume Institute. The Gala's 2023 theme is “Karl Lagerfeld: A Line of Beauty.” (Photo by ANGELA WEISS / AFP)
US rapper Doja Cat arrives for the 2023 Met Gala at the Metropolitan Museum of Art on 1 May 2023, in New York. – The Gala raises money for the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Costume Institute. The Gala’s 2023 theme is “Karl Lagerfeld: A Line of Beauty.” (Photo by ANGELA WEISS / AFP)

Known for his great rhyming skills, US rapper Doja Cat wore a white hooded backless Oscar de la Renta gown with a feather train. She finished the look staying incredibly on brand by doing a full prosthetic feline face.

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