Cardi B channeled Karl Lagerfeld in Chen Peng at the Met Gala: fabulous?

Cardi B is such a fashionista. She loves going to fashion shows, she loves walking red carpets and she especially loves the Met Gala. Cardi changed her look like four times at this year’s Met Gala, but for most of the carpet, she wore this Thom Browne Chen Peng look which was clearly based on the entire aesthetic of Karl Lagerfeld as a person and his designs. I loved how many women did variations of “interpreting Karl Lagerfeld’s look,” rather than grabbing a Chanel frock. There was so much ingenuity at play with how people interpreted the theme.

Janelle Monae wore Thom Browne (Cardi did too, in a different look). The fashion critics were going crazy about this but I find it… surprisingly unremarkable? There was the hooped “costume,” and then she removed various parts of the costume to reveal a sheer hoop skirt, and her bra and panties. Lady Gaga did something similar one year.

Olivia Rodrigo in Thom Browne. I love this? It’s great, minus the baby-bangs. That was a (terrible) trend last night too – so many baby bangs.

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Teyana Taylor in Thom Browne. I love this too, such a clever interpretation. Thom Browne really did an amazing job with their ladies.

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Bella Ramsey in Thom Browne. She’s lovely and I love that she chose something which makes her comfortable.

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Photos courtesy of Avalon Red, Backgrid and Getty.

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  1. Normades says:

    Love love love Olivia’s dress. Hate hate hate the bangs.

  2. one of the marys says:

    Janelle’s shoes spoil that look for me

  3. Southern Fried says:

    It’s fun watching Bella Ramsey bloom.

    • Lucy says:

      Bella’s outfit I thought was one of the best ones – I really liked the proportions and how it was Androgynous.

      Cardi B surprised me with one of my other favorites, hers is the most fun with the theme.

  4. K says:

    This group understoodeth the lesson. Top tier.

    • SAS says:

      Yessss, they all Went. For. It. Brava to all, spectacular looks, regardless of my own personal style preferences.

  5. mcmugg says:

    Sora Choi was also in Thom Browne, and her look was STUNNING!

  6. DaniM says:

    I believe Bella Ramsey is non-binary and goes by “they/them” pronouns!

    • CommentingBunny says:

      They are enby but they use both they/them and she/her! The most recent interview I read, she used she/her.

  7. Louise177 says:

    Love the skirt of Cardi’s dress but not so much the top.

  8. Nlopez says:

    Cardi B. Was my fave. She served it up honey! I loved her whole look! Simply divine!

  9. Stacey Dresden says:

    I just adore Teyana Taylor. What a perfect looking woman. Cardi has a great look, but I wish she hadn’t changed her face so much. Loving all of these looks!

  10. Sof says:

    Olivia is giving Tim Burton movie costume…

  11. Rackel says:

    I say Thom Browne won the night. You got fit, style, THEME, and overall look.

  12. jferber says:

    Janelle Monae brought it for sure. Never saw her in anything I didn’t love. Multi-talented singer and actress. I liked Cardi’s look, too. Cardi is definitely a boss, knows what’s right and wrong, and has never been afraid to say it. Love her music, of course. A strong woman and super entertainer. Also love how she handles her blended family, once saying (and I paraphrase): there’s no such thing as half. The children are all brothers and sisters. And the other mothers of Offset’s kids say she’s good to all the kids and good to them. Doesn’t get any better than that.

  13. Blithe says:

    All fabulous! And I’m absolutely smitten with Janelle Monae’s Choupette bag:
    a more sophisticated—and theme-appropriate— variation on Quvenzhane Wallis’s cute Oscar-friendly puppy purses. (Gosh! I just realized that that was a LONG time ago.)

  14. Meg says:

    Teyana Taylor’s dress-the cut out at the hip reminds me of Gigi hadids dress-reminds me of the early 2000s when girls would pull their thong straps high past their jean waist-ugh please don’t tell me that’s back