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On Monday, Nigerian music stars, Tems and Burna Boy they were there The 2023 Met Galamarking history as the first Nigerian star to attend a high-profile fashion event.
The MET Gala, also known as the Met Ball, is an annual fundraising event to benefit the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Costume Institute in New York. It is one of the most prominent fashion events in the world, hosted by high-profile celebrities, fashion industry experts and other influential people from various fields.
Each year, the MET Gala has a different theme, which serves as the basis for the fashion and art displayed at the event.
This year’s 2023 Met Gala was titled “Karl Lagerfeld: A Line of Beauty” in honor of Karl Lagerfeld, who is a regular at the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Costume Institute.
Lagerfeld was a German fashion designer, creative director, artist and photographer who worked for several prestigious fashion houses, including Chanel, Fendi and Chloé, where he served as creative director and helped revitalize the brands.
He was known for his innovative designs, high-necked shirts and dark glasses, and modern styles.
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Lagerfeld passed away on February 19, 2019, at the age of 85, leaving behind a legacy as one of the most famous and respected figures in the fashion industry.
This is the first time we have seen Nigerian stars attending the annual fundraiser and they did not fail to put on a show with their fashion moments.
The Gala, known for its high fashion show, puts the spotlight on the best designers from around the world.
Celebrities come dressed in exclusive collections from Burberry, Louis Vuitton and Chanel, among other designers.
This year, Nigerian Afrobeat star Burna Boy came in a custom blue and black Burberry suit.
Tems, who attended the Oscars in 2023 in an on-trend outfit, appeared in a Robert Wun gown featuring the work of Tems stylist Dunsin Wright and fashion researcher Kim Russell.
The event was hosted by Penélope Cruz, Michaela Coel, Roger Federer, Dua Lipa and Vogue’s Anna Wintour, who walked the red carpet alongside celebrities.
Top actors, singers, athletes, models and artists were there, including Asap Rocky and Rihanna, Sabrina Dhowre Elba and Idris Elba, Serena Williams, Cardi B, Jenna Ortega, Marc Jacobs and Paris Hilton, and Kim Kardashian. celebrities present
The highly coveted event hosts 600 guests, but the criteria for getting an invite is based on Vogue’s Anna Wintour, who carefully manages the waiting list.
Once selected by Wintour, guests are expected to pay thousands of dollars for the ticket.
In 2018, The New York Times reported that the tickets cost $30,000 apiece, and it cost about $275,000 to reserve a table at the event.
The New York Times says invitations are usually based on a person’s status. So if you are the latest model, muse or significant talent in the world of fashion, film or music, you have a chance to get your ticket.
Also, the event, which is a fundraiser, donates proceeds from ticket sales to the Costume Institute, the only department of the Met Museum that has to fund itself.
Burna Boy and Tems reportedly earned the invite thanks to their star status and a strong North American PR team that ensures they are invited to major network entertainment and lifestyle events.
Both artists have seen a meteoric rise in the past two years, positioning them as two of Africa’s brightest artists.
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