Doja Cat 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.

Fashion’s hottest night of the year is back. The 2023 Met Gala took place Monday night (May 1). This year’s event pays tribute to the late designer Karl Lagerfeld, who was  the creative director of the French fashion house Chanel. The exclusive event is intended to honor the iconic fashion designer, who passed away in 2019 from complications of pancreatic cancer.

Lagerfeld helmed some of the most recognizable fashion houses in the world (Chloé and Fendi) in his 65 years in fashion. Attendees are required to honor Karl’s fashion influence, which is wide open to interpretation, given his long and varied career that spans various luxury brands and eras of fashion (from the 1950s to his last collection in 2019).

The lineup includes longtime Chanel collaborator Penélope Cruz, actress and writer Michaela Coel, singer Dua Lipa and tennis legend Roger Federer. Vogue editor-in-chief Anna Wintour, who had a close friendship with the designer, was there as always.

“Karl was so much more than our greatest and most prolific designer,” Anna said in a statement after Karl’s passing. “His creative genius was breathtaking and to be his friend was an exceptional gift. Karl was brilliant, he was wicked, he was funny, he was generous beyond measure, and he was deeply kind. I will miss him so very much.”

See below which stars honored Karl’s legacy and the ones who have him rolling in his grave from their bad fashion choices.

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