The 2023 Met Gala's Biggest Trends, According to Rachel Zoe
Considering the fact that our CURATEUR-in-chief Rachel Zoe has been responsible for some seriously memorable Met Gala moments (Karolina Kurkova in 2021, anyone?), she was the perfect person to weigh in on some of the biggest trends from this year’s fete. Hot off her appearance on E!—during which she recapped her favorite looks of the night—Rachel is now breaking down the takeaways that you can use in your own personal style, whether or not you’ve got a formal affair to attend!
From the most popular color combo to the precious gem that covered some stars head-to-toe, the 2023 Met Gala’s biggest trends are actually things you may already have in your wardrobe. But in case you don’t, we’re also showing you some chic options from The Shoppe that can help you get the look for an exclusive price! Ahead, learn more about each one, plus Rachel’s style tips for putting your own twist on them.
Black & White Palette
“This classic combination is so Karl and it NEVER goes out of style. Liu Wen did it so beautifully but there are truly so many ways to try it out more subtly. For example, tuck a classic button down shirt into a black skirt for an unexpected formalwear look or pair a feminine white dress with edgier black accessories for more contrast.”
“Karl loved embellishments like chains and they were all over the Met Gala this year. Of course Amanda Seyfried took this to the extreme and looked fabulous in a dress made completely out of chains, but you can also try this on a smaller scale by layering a ton of necklaces with an open neckline, or investing in a bag with a chain strap for that extra bit of edge.”
“From Syndey Sweeney’s bow to Emma Chamberlain’s headband to Florence Pugh’s headpiece, hair accessories were one of the night’s biggests trends. So now is the time to break out those barrettes, add a ribbon to your ponytail, or even adorn your updo with a subtly sparking headband.”
“Menswear is another trend that never really goes away! You probably already have pieces in your closet to create a look inspired by the ones worn by Cara Delevingne or Kristen Stewart, but if not, a few I’d suggest adding to your wardrobe are some chic heeled loafers, a crisp white button down, or some black tuxedo pants. Combine all together, it’s perfection.”
“Pearls have been having a moment for a while now—even Harry Styles has gotten in on the trend. But of course they’re so Chanel, which is why they were all over the Met Gala this year. Kim Kardashian covered herself in pearls and it was just a feast for the eyes, but you can always start small with a pair of drop pearl earrings—which you’ll wear forever.”
“The only color as big as black or white on the carpet was baby pink. Nicole Kidman wore this shade like a dream in her archive Chanel dress and JLo paired it with black, which added a little edge and contrast to such a soft and feminine hue. So if wearing all pale pink feels a bit too girly for you, her palette is a perfect one to get inspired by.”