Every year, the Met Gala invites celebrities from all over the world to New York City’s Metropolitan Museum of Art to commemorate the start of its annual fashion exhibition, which features a different subject each year. The biggest night in fashion this year is a dazzling homage to the late Karl Lagerfeld, a brilliant designer who oversaw legendary luxury powerhouses like Chanel, Fendi, Balmain, and Chloé. Attendees were encouraged to dress “in honor of Karl” to commemorate the opening of the Costume Institute exhibition Karl Lagerfeld: A Line of Beauty.

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Asian Celebrities at Met Gala 2023

The evening’s dress code was understandably difficult to follow because the renowned stairs of the Museum required looks that were plainly “in honor of Karl”. The celebrities also made sure to give it their all on the red carpet, progressing slowly but steadily. Apart from Rihanna’s stunning presence, a plethora of Asian celebs dazzled with their excellent clothing choices in the evening. Jennie Kim of Blackpink, also regarded as the final Chanel muse chosen by Lagerfeld himself, made her eagerly anticipated red carpet entrance at the event wearing a throwback outfit from the brand’s fall/winter 1991 catwalk. Jackson Wang and Ke Huy Quan of GOT7 used Lagerfeld as their model and integrated parts of his classic uniform into their outfits.  

Here are some of the Asian Celebs who dazzled their presence at the Met Gala 2023 event.

Jennie Kim of Blackpink 

Blackpink’s Jennie caught everyone’s attention as she made her Met Gala debut with look 164 from Lagerfeld’s fall 1990 ready-to-wear collection, which the Chanel team transformed into a little dress embellished with a white camellia and a black ribbon above the bust.

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Song Hye Kyo

Song also made her Met Gala debut this year and looked ethereal in a pale pink lace dress by Fendi, being the first Korean worldwide ambassador of the brand. Song had just won Best Actress at the 59th Baeksang Arts Awards for her compelling performance in the Netflix thriller series ‘The Glory’.


Jackson Wang

Jackson Wang was also among the debutants of the Met Gala 2023. The GOT7 member accentuated his effortlessly cool look with a contrasting ashy grey hair color that evokes the late designer’s white locks. Wang wore an all-black outfit from Louis Vuitton. 


Michelle Yeoh

The Everything Everywhere All At Once fame Michelle Yeoh chose a bold yet refined black and white gown with billowing sleeves from Karl Lagerfeld’s name-brand collection.


Alia Bhatt

This year, Alia Bhatt attended her first Met Gala. She donned a custom Prabal Gurung gown that was inspired by Chanel’s bridesmaid dresses and included a lengthy trail of pearls. The actor accessorized with a pearl bow, dangling statement earrings, and a white fingerless glove.

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Priyanka Chopra, Natasha Poonawaala, Isha Ambani

Priyanka Chopra Jonas, as always, looked elegant in a white and black Valentino gown and an elegant updo as she attended the event with her husband, Nick Jonas with a diamond necklace and dangling earrings, all from Bulgari. On the other hand, businesswoman Natasha Poonawalla donned a silver silk georgette dress by the House of Schiaparelli. The garment had a bodice that resembled cat ears and was completely covered in mirror sequins as an homage to Karl Lagerfeld’s cat Choupette.

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Isha Ambani, who also attended the event, wore a black Prabal Gurung gown with hand-beaded pearls, crystals, and a trail reminiscent of a sari. She wore an iconic Chanel Paris-Bombay handbag, a bracelet and necklace by Lorraine Schwartz.

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Met Gala 2023 Ticket Price

The event typically raises millions of dollars for the Costume Institute at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, which presents an annual accompanying exhibition, through the sale of tickets, which are bought by designers and brands. Tables cost between $200,000 to $300,000, and each ticket is approximately $35,000. For the Met Gala 2023, a single ticket will cost $50,000 (roughly 40 lakh), while tables will start at $300,000 (roughly 2.5 crore).