The annual Met Gala celebrates fashion in all its forms, providing celebrities and designers with a platform to push the boundaries of fashion and celebrate diversity within the industry. Honouring the theme of “In America: A Lexicon of Fashion”, here is a look at the Asian celebrities who made their mark on the red carpet.
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Rosé Park in Saint Laurent
Blackpink member Rosé, alongside CL, made history this year as the first female K-pop stars to grace the Met Gala. The Saint Laurent ambassador attended the event with the brand’s creative director Anthony Vaccarello in a black mini dress with a white bow accent, accompanied by chandelier earrings and a floral choker.
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CL in Alexander Wang
Channelling American fashion through the innovative use of denim was CL in Alexander Wang. Her ensemble featured an off-the-shoulder denim gown reminiscent of the hanbok, fastened with a single knot across the chest.
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Gemma Chan in Prabal Gurung
In a tribute to the first Chinese-American actress, Anna May Wong, Chan wore a black sequinned mini dress complete with a pastel green train by Nepalese-American designer Prabal Gurung.
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Mindy Kaling in Tory Burch
The Office alumni and Never Have I Ever showrunner Mindy Kaling looked sublime in a custom navy silk gown by Tory Burch with a black corset-style belt.
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Simu Liu in Fendi
Actor Simu Liu, who plays Shang-Chi in Marvel’s latest film Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings, sported a dapper white-on-white look by Fendi for his first Met Gala. The double-breasted jacket and shirt outlined with sleek black trim were paired with slim fitted black trousers.
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Eva Chen in Christopher John Rogers
The current head of fashion at Instagram made her appearance in a colour block gown by talented young designer Christopher John Rogers. The look included a satin organza train and checkered opera gloves.
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Olivia Rodrigo in Saint Laurent
After a candy pink tulle gown at the MTV VMAs, the singer did a 180 with her Met Gala outfit. She went for a punk rock-inspired look in a sheer lace Saint Laurent jumpsuit with feather details.
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Evan Mock in Thom Browne
Taking the concept of face masks to new heights, Gossip Girl actor Mock made his debut Met Gala appearance in a full patent leather face covering with metal spikes. The metal accents on his headpiece echoed the details on his Thom Browne outfit, with a dark navy blazer held together by three rows of safety pins along the waist and arms.
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Naomi Osaka in Louis Vuitton
Osaka’s ensemble was created by her sister Mari in collaboration with Louis Vuitton’s artistic director, Nicolas Ghesquière. As a nod to the athlete’s Japanese-Haitian-American roots, the dress’s bustier and skirt featured a koi fish graphic print, tied together with an obi-inspired belt.
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Emma Raducanu in Chanel
For her first-ever Met Gala, the 18-year-old US Open Champion wore a Chanel outfit from the brand’s cruise 2022 collection. The black-and-white look consisted of a cropped top, with a matching floral skirt and coat.
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After winning her first gold medal at the Tokyo Olympic Games, Lee appropriately made her appearance in an ethereal gold two-piece accented with baubles around the collar.