Met Gala 2023 co-chair Dua Lipa has arrived on the red, white, and blue carpet, looking every inch the pop star and budding fashion leader.
As co-chair of the “Karl Lagerfeld: A Line of Beauty”–themed event, Lipa took the dress code—“in honor of Karl”—very seriously. The “Sweetest Pie” singer’s cream-colored Chanel gown clearly evokes iconic bouclé tweed Chanel jacket, from the signature tweed material to the contrasting black trim to the playful fringe at the hemline of the skirt. It’s also a dress that wouldn’t look out of place at last year’s Met Gala, which had a “gilded glamour” dress code, pairing a fitted corset bodice with a wide skirt and bustle.
According to Vogue, Lipa’s dress is the same design worn by Claudia Schiffer in 1992, but the gown isn’t even the most stunning element of the look. That would be the jaw-dropper of a necklace, which sets Tiffany & Co.’s new Legendary diamond on the Lucida Star necklace, making Lipa the first star to wear the incredible diamond.
The singer and vintage enthusiast is never one to be photographed in a boring outfit. She loves a trend (exposed-thong alert!) and isn’t afraid to go sheer. Sitting front row at Fashion Week, she looked totally comfortable among the couture set.
But you know how we know she’s really a style star? She’s a Barbie. Not only that, she’s a mermaid Barbie.
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No one else is a Mermaid Barbie! Just Dua Lipa!
Clearly, this is her moment to establish herself on the best dressed list, and she’s not taking it lightly. She was super professional in her Instagram post announcing her co-chairwomanship: “Excited to announce that I am one of the #MetGala 2023 Co-Chairs alongside Michaela Coel, Penélope Cruz, Roger Federer and Anna Wintour. See you for the First Monday in May #CostumeInstitute Benefit 🌹”
For those of us who consider the first Monday in May to be a national holiday, this is the fashion equivalent of being given the Presidential Medal of Freedom.