Two of our favorite celebs are hosting the Met Gala 2023 and the theme will make for some interesting looks

The first Monday in May is an exciting night for fashion. Here's what we know so far about the highly-anticipated event

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The Met Gala 2023 is swiftly approaching! Here's all to know about the night that will honor Karl Lagerfeld, including who's hosting and what the dress code entails for this year. 

Every year, on the first Monday in May, celebrities, influencers, and high-profile names in fashion from around the world gather for the Metropolitan Museum's Art Costume Institute's biggest annual celebration: The Met Gala.

With the help of fashion legend Anna Wintour, the Met Gala comes to life every year, each with a carefully curated theme. 2022's "Gilded Glamour" theme proved to be a memorable one, with celebs like Kim Kardashian, Blake Lively, and the remainder of the Met Gala 2022's best dressed list who came to the event ready to embrace the sartorial theme.  

This year's benefit will be held in memory of Karl Lagerfeld, known for his pivotal work with Chanel, and we're already giddy thinking about the looks that are yet to be served on the Met steps. 

Here's everything we know so far about the theme, who's hosting, and more....

What's the Met Gala 2023 theme?

This year, in memory of Karl Lagerfeld, the theme will be Karl Lagerfeld: A Line of Beauty, a theme sure to prompt some of the best Met Gala looks. The exhibit that will accompany the annual Met Ball will feature over 150 of his original designs while he worked with Chanel, Balmain, Chloé, Fendi and more. 

"At its heart, the exhibition will look at the evolution of Karl’s two-dimensional drawings into three-dimensional garments... It was almost a secret code, a language shared between him and those premiers, that only they could fully decipher," said designer Andrew Bolton on Vogue's Instagram.

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Who's hosting the 2023 Met Gala?

The chief sponsor of the event this year will appropriately be Chanel, and supported by Lagerfeld's own fashion brand, along with Condé Nast and Fendi. 

Last year, Blake Lively, Ryan Reynolds, Lin Manuel-Miranda, and Regina King reigned as the hosts of the Met Gala - and who could forget Blake Lively's stunning New York-inspired, custom Versace dress that gave a wink to Lady Liberty?

On January 18, the Metropolitan Museum of Art's Costume Institute announced the Met Gala's hosts for 2023, and we could not be more excited. 

Along with annual honorary host Anna Wintour, Penélope Cruz, Michaela Coel, Dua Lipa, and Roger Federer will be co-hosting the event. 

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Penélope undoubtedly is already a woman we're usually watching out for on red carpets, seeing as she's always serving timeless and chic looks. And Michaela Coel, the multi-talented British actor, and writer known for her limited series I May Destroy You, certainly has already proved herself to be quite the fashionable woman - seriously, who could forget Michaela Coel's Emmys dress from 2021?

Madeline Merinuk
US News Writer

Madeline Merinuk is woman&home's US lifestyle news writer. She covers celebrity, entertainment, fashion, and beauty news but is also obsessed with internet trends - you can find her reciting trending TikTok sounds out loud at any given time.


After winning multiple student journalism awards for her investigative work, she graduated from Hofstra University in 2021 with a B.A. in Journalism. After graduating, she worked at today.com, the digital site for the Today Show, where she wrote pop culture news and interviewed big-name personalities like Emily Ratajkowski, Haley Lu Richardson, Emma Corrin, and more.


Her personal interests, in no particular order, are: cheese, Joni Mitchell, reading, hot yoga, traveling, having multiple chapsticks in every handbag at all times, and dancing to ABBA songs as if she were in the Mamma Mia movies.