CONSIDERED the biggest night in fashion, the first Monday in May presents a superbowl of looks that turn the attention of everyone, everywhere at the designers and their Houses. For 2023, four years after his passing, the theme, ‘Karl Lagerfeld: A Line of Beauty’ celebrated and honoured the late German designer Karl Lagerfeld.
Best known for his tenure at Chanel, the creative genius also took the helm of Fendi and Chloé, adding his tasteful touch wherever he was and now finds himself as the forefront of the minds of a plethora of contemporary designers who reinterpreted his legacy within their own design language.
Dua Lipa in Chanel Haute Couture AW92: a long corseted dress in ivory wool tweed with a matching bolero jacket with matching shoes.
Gisele Bündchen in Chanel Haute Couture SS07: a white silk tulle embroidered dress with vertical stripes of white sequins and a white silk tulle long cape embellished with feathers and camelias – worn with a Chanel bag, shoes and Chanel High Jewellery.
Jennie in Chanel AW90: an ivory duchesse satin bustier dress embellished with a white camélia and a black ribbon with a Chanel bag, shoes and Chanel High Jewellery.
Margot Robbie in Chanel Haute Couture SS93: a black silk chiffon dress embellished with clear plastic and gold metal chains with a Chanel bag, shoes and Chanel Fine Jewellery.
Whitney Peak in Chanel Haute Couture AW21: a white organza top embroidered with fantasy flowers with a mermaid skirt pleated with silk tulle flounces with a Chanel bag, shoes and Chanel High Jewellery.
Nicole Kidman in the custom Chanel dress from the No.5 advert: a pink silk tulle dress embroidered with 250 pink feathers and over 3000 silver crystals and sequins with a 4-metre long train.
Florence Pugh in custom Valentino Haute Couture by Creative Director Pierpaolo Piccioli: a White silk taffetà backless dress with black silk chiffon bow detail. 64 meters of silk used for the creation of the dress.
Rihanna in custom Valentino Haute Couture gown and cape by Creative Director Pierpaolo Piccioli: a silk faille dress with 5 meters train and 14 meters hem and the silk faille cape with 30 camelias composed of 500 petals was made by 30 seamstresses.
Maya Hawke in custom Prada: a white satin dress with floral embroidery detail, finished with white gazar bows and a white padded popeline cape with floral embroidery. Small drop earrings and ring from Prada Eternal Gold fine jewelry collection with white brushed leather pumps.
Gigi Hadid in custom Givenchy Haute Couture by Matthew M. Williams: a black asymmetrical draped tulle dress, embellished with feathers in a lace pattern, metal corset bones set with orchid flowers, metal orchid flower brooch, worn with matching gloves, and black silk satin pumps set with crystal rings.
Miranda Kerr in Dior Haute Couture: an evening ensemble, jewel-strap bustier embroidered with nuanced antique jewel plumets, pearl and steel beads over a full white radzimir skirt.
Daisy Edgar-Jones in custom Gucci: a custom black top with an embroidered skirt featuring a trompe-l’œil detail with high heel leather sandals.
Sienna Miller in Gucci AW23: a sleeveless black gown with slit details.
Jessica Chastain in custom Gucci: a black strapless gown and black tulle gloves with Gucci Eyewear and white gold and diamond Gucci High Jewellery necklace and rings.
Kate Moss in custom Fendi Couture SS23 by Kim Jones: a pink lingerie column dress in nervures of silk satin with lace manipulations joint with micro ajours and lace on the bust and side, finished with a detachable silk georgette long sleeves. Lila Moss in Fendi Couture AW18 by Karl Lagerfeld: a dress of marabou feathers with a silk embroidered bustier.
Precious Lee in Fendi AW23: a silk and cotton gown with drape details.
Paris Hilton in custom Marc Jacobs: a strapless black gown embellished with Swarovski crystals.
Pedro Pascal in Valentino from the AW23 Black Tie collection: Red double wool oversized coat with scarf, red popeline oversized shirt, black wool shorts and black silk faille tie with gold metal V
Jackson Wang in custom Louis Vuitton: a black double-breasted military cropped jacket and black trousers with leather gloves and boots.
Harris Dickinson in custom Dunhill by Simon Holloway: a black barathea double-breasted jacket with a tailored waistcoat and evening trousers, paired with a collar shirt, wool tie and handmade evening Oxford shoes.
Rami Malek in custom Prada: a white poplin shirt and vest paired with black mohair panama troysers with black brushed leather derby shoes.
Cai Xukun in custom Prada: a black radzmire crystal embroidered coat with black satin lapel detail, white cotton popeline shirt, black panama mohair trouser and black crystal embroidered tie. Prada Symbole chain necklaces and black brushed leather Chelsea boots.
Robert Pattinson in custom Dior: a midnight blue virgin wool and linen peak lapel suit, a midnight blue wool and linen long kilt,a white cotton classic collar shirt, a gold brooch and black leather Carlo derbies.
Ke Huy Quan in custom Dior: a black striped wool peak lapel suit, a white cotton wide collar shirt, a black striped silk wide tie, a silver brooch with CD letters, black leather fingerless gloves and black leather boots.
A$AP Rocky in custom Gucci: a single-breasted jacket, white shirt, black tie and a long tartan skirt over denim pants. Finished with a selection of Gucci belts and leather boots.
Stormzy in custom Burberry by Daniel Lee: a rose print wool jacquard suit with a zip pocket in black and knight blue. Worn with a black cashmere silk blend turtleneck top, Spear chain bracelet, Hollow ring, Rose ring and black shiny leather Chelsea boots.
by Imogen Clark