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Ten Black Celebrities Red Carpet Looks At The Met Gala 2023

On the first Monday in May of 2023, the Met Gala took place. Celebrities paid several tributes to the late, great Karl Lagerfeld during the event, which was held in his honour. 

As competing fashion houses reinterpreted some of his most well-known designs, some people wore vintage pieces made by the man himself, while others wore pieces that were inspired by his aesthetic.

Black and white outfits predominated on the red carpet, but there were also numerous references to the Camellia, a ton of pearls, a hint of tweed, and hundreds upon thousands of crystal embellishments.

However, in this listicle, we will only be focusing on ten of the best looks from black celebrities who were present at the 2023 Met Gala. Let's get to it. 


1. Anok Yai In Prabal Gurung

One of the night's best outfits came from Anok Yai and Prabal Gurung, who played with tulle, crystals, and the most beautiful silhouette. 

She accessorized her tiny dress with edgy sunglasses and silky opera gloves that reached her elbows.


2. Michaela Coel in Schiaparelli

Michaela Coel had a big night because she was one of the hosts of the event. Because of this, she needed to look her best on the red carpet, which she did. 

For the occasion, the actress and director wore a Schiaparelli gown embellished with 130,000 crystals.


3. Burna Boy

The self-acclaimed African giant didn't fail to impress coming to the met gala with the best looks any male celebrity good present. 

Burna Boy wore a custom-made Burberry kingly blue and black outfit, which also had a regal touch.

The outfit was in all ramifications adorable while making both fans of Burna Boy and none fans drool for more.


4. ASAP Rocky Wearing Gucci and Boucheron

He dressed specially for the occasion in Gucci, paying homage to the late fashion house. 

The outfit, which the brand published on its Instagram page, had a black blazer, a white dress shirt with a collar, a thin black leather tie, and a set of denim pants covered in jewels. 

The artist wore a long tartan skirt over the top that was a nod to the attire Lagerfeld wore to Chanel's 2004 Tokyo runway show.

5. Rihanna in Valentino Haute Couture

Rihanna consistently ranks among the Met Gala attendees with the best outfits, and she did not let us down in 2023. 

The singer went for a stunning white haute couture ballgown by Valentino that came with a flowery headpiece that referred to the Camellia, the emblematic Chanel flower.


6. Naomi Campbell in vintage Chanel

Naomi Campbell, along with many other Nineties supermodels, gave Karl Lagerfeld a homage by stepping out in one of his designs on an ideal night to wear a bit of vintage Chanel. 

She made the stylish and sophisticated choice of a pink satin dress with embellished elements from Chanel's spring/summer 2010 couture line.


7. Ice Spice in a Sequined Balmain Gown

The "Munch" MC (real name Isis Gaston) dazzled the A-list crowd with a simple yet stunning, body-hugging white sequined Balmain gown in honour of this year's theme, "Karl Lagerfeld: A Line of Beauty." 

She also ditched her distinctive orange curls in favour of a super-sleek, straightened appearance.

The "In Ha Mood" rapper was personally invited to the Met Gala by Vogue editor-in-chief Anna Wintour following their collaboration on a famous designer's collection, which was revealed at the Met Gala's live-streamed red carpet.

This was first reported by TMZ.


8. Idris Elba Wearing White Tuxedo

Fashion and love are in the air. While the Met Gala is well-known for showcasing the best in fashion. 

This year, actor Idris Elba and his wife, Sabrina Dhowre Elba, brought their romance to the red carpet, transforming the glittering event into the perfect date night, all while dressed in Gucci costumes.

Idris wore a fitted white tuxedo with black buttons and no lapel. 

The actor paired his suit with a matching waistcoat and button-down shirt. 

He dressed up the look with a thin black tie and Gucci patent leather shoes. He wore dark sunglasses and was perfectly groomed as usual.


9. Tems Wearing a Custom Robert Wun Gown

The Nigerian fast-rising star did not disappoint with her 2023 met gala dress, given the fact that this is her first time attending the event. 

Tems wore a custom Robert Wun gown. The flowing gown was complemented by a corset-like top and elbow-length gloves. She was styled by Dunsin Wright.

We could easily say that she "ate" in Nigerian slang. Her outfit dazzled as did the superstar. She gave her fans something to brag about for a very long time. 


10. Lala Anthony Wearing All-White Sergio Hudson Gown

Lala Anthony wore an all-white Sergio Hudson gown to the 2023 Met Gala, echoing the 1960s.

Anthony wore a white, one-shouldered gown with a bow accent and mermaid silhouette, gold chains, an oversize arm cuff, and embellished retro cat-eye sunglasses to the coveted event, which had the theme "Karl Lagerfeld: A Line of Beauty."   

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