Jenna Ortega brought a whimsically sleek take to classic suiting — with a Karl Lagerfeld-worthy twist — to the 2023 Met Gala. Her look channeled the likes of her character Wednesday Addams in Netflix’s “Wednesday.”
The star arrived on the steps of the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York for the occasion, wearing a custom Thom Browne outfit. Ortega’s ensemble featured a black corseted dress with a white shirt-style collar and side lacing, which flowed into a rounded, intricately layered high-low skirt crafted from faintly gleaming tweed.
Paired with a matching cropped tweed jacket and embellished with strands of gold-lined pearls, the set brought a slick iteration on traditional suiting while paying homage to Lagerfeld’s own love of both aforementioned materials.
Ortega’s attire was smoothly paired with gleaming bejeweled drop earrings and sheer black stockings, as well as a black and white camellia-topped neck ribbon, and white fingerless gloves in another nod to Lagerfeld’s signature style.
When it came to footwear, Ortega opted to lace into a pair of Browne’s signature towering Oxford heels. The “Scream” actress’ sky-high bootie style featured glossy black and white color-blocked uppers, complete with classic wingtip detailing for a dapper twist. The lace-up set was complete with thick black platform soles that connected to towering 6-inch heels, forming a whimsical shoe statement with a dynamic height boost.
The Met Gala raises funds for the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City and celebrates the Costume Institute’s annual exhibits. This year’s theme, “Karl Lagerfeld: A Line of Beauty,” celebrates the life and career of designer Karl Lagerfeld. The 2023 event is notably co-chaired by Dua Lipa, Roger Federer, Michaela Coel, Penelope Cruz and Vogue editor-in-chief Anna Wintour.
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Aaron Royce is the Assistant Digital Editor for Footwear News, where he writes stories on celebrity style, brand collaborations and in-depth profile interviews. Prior to joining Footwear News, Royce wrote and interned for publications including PAPER, Grazia and the Daily Front Row. He currently holds a B.S. in mass communications from Virginia Commonwealth University. In his spare time, Royce enjoys reading, discovering New York’s secret gardens and hunting for the perfect pair of combat boots.
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