Monday night’s Met Gala paid tribute to Karl Lagerfeld, and Margot Robbie found a special way to honor the late legendary designer in her own way.
The Oscar-nominated star and überproducer – fresh off an appearance at CinemaCon in Las Vegas, where she promoted her upcoming film Barbie alongside Ryan Gosling – wore a black Chanel dress with a see-through corset with gold details. The dress, designed by Lagerfeld during his long tenure at the iconic French fashion house, was originally worn by supermodel Cindy Crawford in 1993.
During a red carpet chat with La La Anthony for Fashion, Robbie elaborated on the look. “I wear Chanel, this dress was worn by Cindy Crawford in 1993. They remade it for me and it is clearly a Karl design. I actually feel really good about it,” explains Robbie.
She was a Chanel ambassador for a long time and then briefly shared about her relationship with Lagerfeld. “I had the great privilege of getting to know Karl to some extent. I was the last Chanel ambassador he chose. It is an honor. I’m really happy they’re honoring him tonight because he was exceptional.”
Held as the annual fundraiser for the Costume Institute at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, the Met Gala has been hosted and chaired by Anna Wintour since 1995. It coincides with the unveiling of the museum’s annual fashion exhibition, and this year it focuses on Karl Lagerfeld. Entitled “Karl Lagerfeld: A Line of Beauty”, the collection honors the life and storied career of the late designer Who died on February 19, 2019 and contains over 150 pieces, including sketches.
The dress code simply reads “In honor of Karl”, leaving it largely to the interpretation of the celebrities in attendance – and their stylists. The curator of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Costume Institute, Andrew Bolton, says he hopes guests will “celebrate the spirit of Karl, and hopefully everyone will come out in vintage Chanel, vintage Fendi, vintage Chloé.” Lagerfeld also designed for homes, including his Patou and Balmain brands.
The Met Gala program features Penélope Cruz, Michaela Coel, Roger Federer, Dua Lipa and Vogue’s Wintour as co-chairs of the evening. Check out the best looks from the Met Gala here.