Ariana DeBose did not do the thing at this year’s Met Gala. The dress code was “in honour of Karl Lagerfeld” and I think Chanel’s sportswear meets high fashion ethos is felt here in the puffer jacket, over-the-shoulder top by Joseph Alturazza. 


Her hair looks great and the nods to Karl’s white iconic ponytail is fun. Points for interpreting the theme and extra points for being one of the few stars who wore colour, but there’s something off about this look? Is it the shade of yellow? Both her 2022 BAFTAs and Critics Choice looks were better yellows. 

Ice Spice made her Met Gala debut this year, in what may be one of the quickest invites awarded to a rising star in the music world. While she’s quickly entered the fashion conversation thanks to her signature hair and style call-backs to mini-purses and platform heels, she disappointed on the Karl carpet — or rather her stylists did. 


This white sequined Balmain gown was just ill-fitted, like it was pulled from a rack that morning. During the Vogue live stream, she did tell La La Anthony that it was “super last minute” and TMZ reported Ana Wintour invited her personally, after she partnered with Vogue and eBay on a partnership. But aren’t those partnerships planned months ahead of time? Loved her camera accessory though. That made for a great photo op as she posed up the Met steps. 

Ice Spice attends the 2023 Met Gala at the Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 1, 2023, in New York

Kim Petras returned to the Met this year, after wearing a horse head bustier in 2021. She wore this black and white Marc Jacobs creation that looks a little dishevelled — which is never what I associate with Karl Lagerfeld. 

Kim Petras attends the 2023 Met Gala at the Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 1, 2023, in New York

A lot has changed for Kim in the past couple years, notably scoring a #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 with the Sam Smith duet “UNHOLY”, but she hasn’t been able to serve a fashion moment the way she delivers pop bops. I always find the clothes are wearing her. Sometimes you have to take the dishevelled Marc Jacobs dress and walk out there and SELL IT. The strong, confident woman in her music did not come through on this carpet.