What you should know about the 2023 Met Gala
The 2023 Met Gala is around the corner. We hope you’re ready to make a fashion statement!
In an attempt to boost revenue for the Metropolitan Museum of Art through New York’s high society, publicist Eleanor Lambert created the Met Gala in 1948. Today the Met Gala still occurs on the first Monday in May, marking the start of the most recent Costume Institute show. This year the late German-born designer, Karl Lagerfeld, will be honored for his iconic stylistic vocabulary with Karl Lagerfeld: A Line of Beauty.
With the Met Gala being such a fashion-forward event, we were curious, could AI technology outdress the pros? For this project, we used MidJourney, a digital art AI system, to create realistic images from a description in natural language of styles from Met Gala themes over the past five years. Does AI do a good job at nailing the theme and coming up with looks? You be the judge!
2023: Karl Lagerfeld: A Line of Beauty
This year’s Met Gala theme will focus on Karl Lagerfeld’s work with prominent fashion houses such as Balmain, Chloé, Fendi, Chanel, and his namesake brand. In honor of the late designer, it would be appropriate for guests to wear any one of the following to dress to the theme:
- A pivotal look from one of the brands Lagerfeld founded
- Modern-day Chanel or Fendi (Lagerfeld left a remarkable impression on both houses)
- Clothes similar to Lagerfeld (including a Choupette, his famous cat)