This year’s Met Gala was a stellar homage to Karl Lagerfeld’s legacy and it was one positively bridal affair. Many of the stars in attendance opted to wear dramatic white dresses, thus embracing the “Chanel bride” trend that Lagerfeld’s put on the map.
During his tenure as Chanel’s creative director, Lagerfeld would always close out the haute couture shows with bridal dresses. It was a true honor to walk the runway in one of Chanel’s white gowns, with Inès de La Fressange and Claudia Schiffer putting this trend on the map.
Dua Lipa did the best job bringing this classic runway trend to the Met Gala by rocking Chanel’s vintage tweed gown, originally worn by Claudia Schiffer in 1995. Gisele Bündchen was another star wearing vintage Chanel, but her 2007 gown was much more contemporary than Lipa’s
Kim Kardashian put her twist on this trend by wearing Schiaparelli’s pearly gown—another of Lagerfeld’s all-time signatures. Rihanna also looked positively bridal in Valentino’s floral white gown, following in the footsteps of Florence Pugh, who also wore a white Valentino dress.
Anne Hathaway delivered one of the best looks of the night in a Versace gown, which featured tweed, pearls, and safety pins. Many more celebrities hit the red carpet in white, from Mindy Kaling and Halle Bailey to Penelope Cruz and Ava Max, and here are some of their best looks.