Met Gala 2023: Gigi Hadid showcases her stellar figure in an edgy black bustier
Gigi Hadid was unmissable in a sizzling black ensemble at the Met Gala on Monday night.
The 28-year-old model had built a revealing look around a striking black bustier from Givenchy Haute Couture that emphasized her curves.
The iconic event returned Monday night to the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City, where everyone from Kim Kardashian to Paris Hilton gathered to attend the annual fundraising event.
This year’s theme is Karl Lagerfeld: A Line of Beauty. The late German designer, who passed away in 2019 at the age of 85, was Chanel’s creative director for a long time.
Gigi’s bustier was enlivened with zipper-like rows of silver sequins running down the front.
Back in black: Gigi Hadid was unmissable in a sizzling black ensemble at the Met Gala on Monday night
Stunner: The 28-year-old model had a revealing look built around a striking black bustier from Givenchy Haute Couture that emphasized her curves
She combined the sheer look with a matching set of transparent black panties.
Instead of a traditional dress, she wore a long tulle skirt that rested on her hips and had a long train.
The runway star wore matching tights over her slender legs, and she elevated her 5ft10in stature with a set of pointy black heels with gold embellishments over the toes.
Gigi paid homage to Lagerfeld by wearing a short set of translucent gloves. The late fashion designer was known for often wearing sets of fingerless gloves when out in public.
Gigi’s seemed to have long black strings tied tightly around her wrists.
She completed her outfit with a sheer black scarf draped over one shoulder and wrapped diagonally around her torso.
The blonde beauty wore her long locks tied up and fanned out over her back in thick waves.
She added some glamor to the chic ensemble with a pearl necklace and bracelet, along with a diamond necklace dangling from her throat.
Embellishments: Gigi’s bustier was enlivened with zipper-like rows of silver sequins running down the front
Revealing: She paired the sheer look with a matching set of sheer black panties
Mix and match: instead of a traditional dress, she wore a long tulle skirt that rested on her hips and had a long train
Legs for days: The catwalk star wore matching tights over her slender legs, and she elevated her 5ft10in stature with a set of pointy black heels with gold embellishments over the toes
Gigi completed her look with a delicate cat-eye make-up.
She met some of her model friends at the event, including Kendall Jenner and Cara Delevingne.
However, Gigi’s sister Bella Hadid was notably absent from the ceremony, which she has attended several times in the past.
So far, she hasn’t addressed the absence or what she did instead.
This year’s decision to honor Karl Lagerfeld has sparked controversy due to the many offensive comments he’s made over the years, from criticizing the #MeToo movement to opposing same-sex marriage.
“I’m against it for a very simple reason: in the ’60s they all said we were entitled to the difference. And now they suddenly want a civilian life,” he said Shame of same-sex marriage.
‘It’s hard to imagine – one of the daddies at work and the other at home with the baby. What would that be like for the baby? Don’t know. I see more lesbians married with babies than boys married with babies. And I also believe more in the relationship between mother and child than in that between father and child.’
Although he eventually expressed his support for same-sex marriage at his Chanel haute couture show in the spring of 2013, he still said he was “less enthusiastic” about adopting same-sex children, according to the Associated Press.
Along with Vogue Editor-in-Chief Anna Wintour, who directs and hosts the annual event, the 2023 MET Gala will also be co-hosted by Penelope Cruz, Dua Lipa, Michaela Coel and Roger Federer.
While the show may be known for its glitzy and over-the-top red carpet — detailing what often remains mysterious inside — at its heart, it’s a fundraising event for the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Costume Institute.
Last year, the 2022 MET gala alone raised a total of $17.4 million, reportedly Billboard.
This year, the entry fee has increased from $30,000 to $50,000, according to Page six.
Nailed the theme: Gigi paid homage to Lagerfeld by wearing a short set of see-through gloves. The late fashion designer was known for often wearing sets of fingerless gloves when out in public
Friends: She met some of her model friends at the event, including Kendall Jenner (pictured) and Cara Delevingne
MIA: Her sister Bella Hadid was notably absent, though, despite being a regular attendee at the event
Mama’s the word: So far, neither Bella nor Gigi have addressed the absence
Grand exit: Earlier on Monday, Gigi was seen leaving the Mark Hotel and heading to the Metropolitan Museum of Art
Even those with the cash aren’t guaranteed entry to the party, though many of the guests are sponsored by fashion houses who foot the bill for their tickets.
Every guest must be invited and there is a waiting list for the coveted golden ticket.
And status matters, according to The New York Timesmeaning the hottest stars are a shoo-in for an invite.
Paris Hilton is one of the big names attending what will be her first Met Gala.
Meanwhile, Blake Lively, a frequent visitor, announced that she will not be at the party.
“I’ll look,” she said, according People.
Elle Fanning, Kim Kardashian and La La Anthony are among the other celebrities in attendance.
As for Wintour’s role in the bash, Vogue’s editor-in-chief hosts the party and oversees the guest list and even the menu.
She has been the president of the Met Gala since 1994 and continues to stand guard at every event.