The 2023 Met Gala, held at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City, was a star-studded event that saw everyone from Kim Kardashian to Paris Hilton in attendance. Since 1948, the Met Gala has been a highly exclusive event, with stars ascending the museum's grand staircase to attend an evening of fundraising and revelry.
However, this year's event was marked by a feline theme, with two of the most notable attendees transforming into cats.
Doja Cat Purrs on the Red Carpet
American rapper Doja Cat arrived on the red carpet of the Met Gala dressed as Choupette, the late Karl Lagerfeld's feline muse.
She was dressed in an Oscar de la Renta creation, a white, sequined dress complete with cat ears and a hood. But it was Doja Cat's behavior during her interview with Vogue magazine that captured the most attention. The singer answered each question with a series of meows, much to the surprise and amusement of the journalist.
Despite the interviewer's efforts to steer the conversation back to more conventional territory, Doja Cat persisted in her feline behavior, meowing in response to each question. Her appearance was a nod to the theme of the evening, which honored the work of Karl Lagerfeld, and she was not the only attendee to embrace the feline theme.
Jared Leto Gets in on the Feline Fun
Jared Leto also attended the event dressed as a cat, a nod to the late designer's beloved feline muse.
The decision to honor Karl Lagerfeld sparked controversy, given his history of offensive remarks, including his opposition to same-sex marriage and his criticism of the #MeToo movement. Nevertheless, the 2023 Met Gala was a celebration of fashion, art, and celebrity, and Doja Cat and Jared Leto's feline transformations added a playful touch to the otherwise elegant evening.
The 2023 Met Gala was a night of glitz, glamour, and feline fun, as Doja Cat and Jared Leto transformed into cats in honor of the late Karl Lagerfeld. Despite the controversy surrounding the decision to honor the designer, the event was a celebration of fashion, art, and celebrity, and Doja Cat and Jared Leto's feline transformations added a playful touch to the otherwise elegant evening.