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The Best Looks From Asia Stars At The 2023 Met Gala

From "Blackpink" singer Jennie Kim's stunning Met Gala debut to Oscar winners Michelle Yeoh and Ke Huay Quan, here are some of the best looks from Asian stars at the 2023 Met Gala.

Stars were aligned at this year’s Met Gala, celebrating the life and legacy of German-born fashion designer Karl Lagerfeld. 

Held by the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Costume Institute annually on the first Monday in May, the Met Gala marks the opening of each year’s grand fashion exhibit and invites a meticulously-arranged list of guests to a banquet gathering and a preview of the exhibit.

This year, the theme is all about Karl Lagerfeld and his long-lasting influence on fashion. Lagerfeld, who passed away in 2019 at the age of 85, was one of the most renowned, prolific, but also controversial designers within the industry, and at the end of his life and career, held the creative director title at three fashion brands all at the same time. This included Chanel, Fendi, and his eponymous brand.

This year’s “The Oscars of fashion” saw a number of Asian performers and celebrities taking on the red carpet, including Everything Everywhere All At Once stars Michelle Yeoh and Ke Huy Quan, K-pop star Jennie from Blackpink, Olympic skier Eileen Gu, as well as Lagerfeld’s muse — supermodel Devon Aoki, and more.

All eyes were on how these stars interpreted the dress code. While some arrived on the red carpet dressed in Lagerfeld’s past designs, some donned outfits that were inspired by his signature dressing style, which included a white dress shirt with detachable collars, a black pair of suit and tie, fingerless gloves and dark sunglasses.

1. Actress Michelle Yeoh in Karl Lagerfeld

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NEW YORK, NEW YORK – MAY 01: Michelle Yeoh attends The 2023 Met Gala Celebrating “Karl Lagerfeld: A Line Of Beauty” at The Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 01, 2023 in New York City. (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images for The Met Museum/Vogue)

2. Actor Ke Huy Quan in Dior Men

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NEW YORK, NEW YORK – MAY 01: Ke Huy Quan attends The 2023 Met Gala Celebrating “Karl Lagerfeld: A Line Of Beauty” at The Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 01, 2023 in New York City. (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images for The Met Museum/Vogue)

Quan perfectly recreated a Karl Lagerfeld look from 2013.

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Karl Lagerfeld at the Chanel Fall/Winter 2013 Ready-to-Wear show as part of Paris Fashion Week at Grand Palais on March 5, 2013 in Paris, France.

3. Singer Jennie Kim From Blackpink in Chanel

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NEW YORK, NEW YORK – MAY 01: Jennie Kim attends The 2023 Met Gala Celebrating “Karl Lagerfeld: A Line Of Beauty” at The Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 01, 2023 in New York City. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/MG23/Getty Images for The Met Museum/Vogue)

4. Athlete Eileen Gu in Robert Wun

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Eileen Gu attends The 2023 Met Gala Celebrating “Karl Lagerfeld: A Line Of Beauty” at The Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 01, 2023 in New York City. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/MG23/Getty Images for The Met Museum/Vogue)

5. Political advisor Huma Abedin in Fendi

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Huma Abedin attends The 2023 Met Gala Celebrating “Karl Lagerfeld: A Line Of Beauty” at The Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 01, 2023 in New York City.

6. Actress Stephanie Hsu in Valentino

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Stephanie Hsu attends The 2023 Met Gala Celebrating “Karl Lagerfeld: A Line Of Beauty” at The Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 01, 2023 in New York City. (Photo by Mike Coppola/Getty Images)

7. Actor Simu Liu in Versace

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Simu Liu attends The 2023 Met Gala Celebrating “Karl Lagerfeld: A Line Of Beauty” at The Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 01, 2023 in New York City. (Photo by John Shearer/WireImage)

8. Actress Devon Aoki in Jeremy Scott

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Devon Aoki attends The 2023 Met Gala Celebrating “Karl Lagerfeld: A Line Of Beauty” at The Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 01, 2023 in New York City. (Photo by Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images)

Aoki was a great muse to Karl Lagerfeld in the 2000s.

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Model Devon Aoki in a Chanel bridal ensemble and Karl Lagerfeld walk the Chanel spring 2008 haute couture show finale at the Grand Palais in Paris. (Photo by Giovanni Giannoni/WWD/Penske Media via Getty Images)

9. Model Liu Wen in Tory Burch

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Liu Wen attends The 2023 Met Gala Celebrating “Karl Lagerfeld: A Line Of Beauty” at The Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 01, 2023 in New York City. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/MG23/Getty Images for The Met Museum/Vogue)

10. Actress Vanessa Hudgens in Michael Kors

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Vanessa Hudgens attends The 2023 Met Gala Celebrating “Karl Lagerfeld: A Line Of Beauty” at The Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 01, 2023 in New York City. (Photo by John Shearer/WireImage)

11. Actress Song Hye-Kyo in Fendi

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NSong Hye-kyo attends The 2023 Met Gala Celebrating “Karl Lagerfeld: A Line Of Beauty” at The Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 01, 2023 in New York City. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/MG23/Getty Images for The Met Museum/Vogue)

12. Actress Ashley Park in Michael Kors

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Ashley Park attends The 2023 Met Gala Celebrating “Karl Lagerfeld: A Line Of Beauty” at The Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 01, 2023 in New York City. (Photo by Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images)

13. Actress Priyanka Chopra in Valentino

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Priyanka Chopra Jonas attends The 2023 Met Gala Celebrating “Karl Lagerfeld: A Line Of Beauty” at The Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 01, 2023 in New York City. (Photo by Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images)

14. Model Alexa Chung in Róisín Pierce

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Alexa Chung attends The 2023 Met Gala Celebrating “Karl Lagerfeld: A Line Of Beauty” at The Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 01, 2023 in New York City. (Photo by Mike Coppola/Getty Images)

15. Singer Conan Gray in Balmain

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Conan Gray attends The 2023 Met Gala Celebrating “Karl Lagerfeld: A Line Of Beauty” at The Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 01, 2023 in New York City. (Photo by Mike Coppola/Getty Images)

Lagerfeld loved folding fans as accessories in the 1990s.

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Fashion designer Karl Lagerfeld and model Naomi Campbell pose after the Lagerfeld Ready to Wear Fall/Winter 1996/97 show as part of Paris Fashion Week on March 15, 1996 in Paris, France.(Photo by Stephane Cardinale/Sygma via Getty Images)

16. Singer Jackson Wang in Louis Vuitton

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Jackson Wang attends The 2023 Met Gala Celebrating “Karl Lagerfeld: A Line Of Beauty” at The Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 01, 2023 in New York City. (Photo by Mike Coppola/Getty Images)

17. Designer Vera Wang in Vera Wang

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Vera Wang attends The 2023 Met Gala Celebrating “Karl Lagerfeld: A Line Of Beauty” at The Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 01, 2023 in New York City. (Photo by Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images)

The much-anticipated exhibit “Karl Lagerfeld: A Line of Beauty”, curated by Andrew Bolton, curator in chief at the Anna Wintour Costume Center at the Met, and interiors designed by esteemed  Japanese architect Tadao Ando, will be on from May 5 to July 16, 2023.

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