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Anyone with a social media account will have witnessed the Met Gala. Recently, celebrities have sported some fabulous attire for such event! The theme for this year’s Gala was: Karl Lagerfeld: A Line of Beauty, in memory of the legendary German designer who passed away in 2019. This tribute was a charming brief for the guests and their partnering designers. However, I can imagine we can all agree to disagree on who actually did Lagerfeld justice. This article is an opinionated list of who I think wore the 6 worst outfits at this year’s Gala in no particular order. Yikes!
Patrick and Brittany Mahomes
Met Gala 2023 Choice: Boss
Wearing Boss was Patrick and Brittany Mahomes, who I can only explain were the most boring pair to walk the carpet. I wasn’t impressed by the couple’s looks without intending to sound mean. With minimal accessories and traditional hair styling, they didn’t add any flare to their outfits, and the garments were bare and standard. They are wearing formal attire, and I imagine they came pricey! However, it doesn’t spark any creativity or artistic style that would satisfy most. I guess they weren’t bothered or enthusiastic about causing a scene with their appearance.
Met Gala 2023 Choice: Gucci
A$AP Rocky was seen wearing a direct reference to Karl Lagerfeld. As a general outfit, I adored the connection and the aspect of the skirt, along with its colour and pattern. Though I must admit, I hate including the denim jeans underneath it! This was wholly unneeded and certainly ruined the aesthetic of the look, making it one of the worst seen at the Gala. These jeans entirely destroyed the outfit and made something chic into a casual and random combination. Indeed, that was a wrong decision on his part.
Met Gala 2023 Choice: Prada
I will contradict myself with this summary as I appreciate this Prada outfit choice from Jeremy Strong. Despite my general satisfaction with the look, I cannot help but mock that it resembles Shaggy from Scooby Doo when his character wears formal attire. Even the colours and structure included represent Shaggy! This may have been an intentional nod at Shaggy; however, it wasn’t dramatic enough for me to be confident, therefore being an overall no-go. Although I enjoy this combination and style, it is too much of a close reference to the character and possibly not the best choice for the Met.