Emily Ratajkowski is always one of the most anticipated arrivals at the Met Gala. For the 2023 event, the model, writer, and podcast host delivered yet another jaw-dropping look.
Emily Ratajkowski arrived at the Metropolitan Museum of Art to honour the Costume Institute exhibit, “Karl Lagerfeld: A Line of Beauty,” in a blush Tory Burch gown with delicate silver velvet trimming. It featured a plunging neckline and a long, wispy train.
The dress paid homage to the evening’s dress code, “In honour of Karl Lagerfeld,” with details reminiscent of the late designer’s Chanel collections. These include crisscrossing velvet ribbons set with tiny pearls along the drop-waist bodice and black ribbon along the shoulders. To accessorise, the My Body author carried a small feathered clutch by Jimmy Choo and wore shimmering diamond jewelry. Her hair was pulled into a half-up, half-down with another quintessentially Karl accessory: a girlish black bow.
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Ratajkowski walked the carpet with Tory Burch and musician Phoebe Bridgers, who was also dressed by the designer. The model teased her Met Gala look in a short TikTok hours before she arrived. In a video captioned “MET REHEARSALS,” she appeared in a white tube top, leather trench coat, and a denim skirt—accentuated by a giant chain belt embellished with Chanel’s double-C logo.
The theme of the Met Gala often inspires attendees to dip into the fashion archives. While Ratajkowski didn’t go the vintage route this year, for 2022’s “Gilded Glamour” dress code, the High Low host wore a vintage Versace gown coated in rainbow-coloured gems and a botanical skirt. The piece was last seen on the Versace runway in 1992, worn by model Yasmeen Ghauri. “I feel very lucky to be wearing this look,” Ratajkowski said during an interview at last year’s event.
Beyond the red carpet, Ratajkowski is on a throwback fashion experimentation streak. In the past month, she’s sampled everything from a Carrie Bradshaw-inspired newsprint dress to a tight-fitting halter top and low-rise cargo pants.
This article originally appeared in Harper’s BAZAAR US.