The first Monday in May is officially over! The 2023 Met Gala red carpet has concluded, and one of the most memorable moments was the breathtaking interpretations of the theme: Karl Lagerfeld: A Line of Beauty.

On the star-studded red carpet, black, white, blush and pearls reigned, echoing Lagerfeld’s classic Chanel palette incorporating flashing bright smiles for the paparazzi. Our best-dressed list featured the night’s most successful ensembles including — Anok Yai‘s otherworldly metallic Prabal Gurung look and Tems‘ head-turning Robert Wun feathered masterpiece. Other African stars brought high fashion to the red carpet in their unique ways; while musicians Burna BoyStormzy and Skepta wore colour co-ordinating custom Burberry fits.

Since the beginning of the year, fans have been anticipating what their fave celebs would wear and who would attend the A-list event. Keep scrolling to see what the African stars wore to the 2023 Met Gala.


The star looked incredible in a white and black floor-length corset dress by Robert Wun which she paired with elbow-length gloves and a feathered headpiece matching the top of her strapless number.


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Anok Yai

A rain cloud, but make it glittery. Ms Yai’s gold and silver strapless sequined dress by Prabal Gurung flared dramatically at her hips, flowing in streams of silver to her feet.


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Adut Akech

South Sudanese-Australian model Adut Akech floated onto the carpet donning a gorgeous tiered Carolina Herrera monochrome gown, leaving us speechless with her chic blunt bob and black lipstick.


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Michaela Coel

Met Gala co-chair and Black Panther: Wakanda Forever star Michaela Coel shined on the famous carpeted stairs dripping in gold, courtesy of this crystals embroidered Schiaparelli gown.


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Burna Boy

Burna Boy went bold for his debut Met Gala appearance in a blue and black Burberry-styled outfit featuring an exaggerated neckline that fell into a train. Adding that extra oomph, the star paired his two-tone locs with gold accessories.


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Nigerian-British rapper Skepta wore almost an identical Burberry-styled outfit as Burna Boy, this time with a different pattern. He styled his look with a duvet from the same brand and spiky footwear.


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Another fashionable co-ordinating Burberry look was served by British-Ghanaian rapper Stormzy, masterminded by talented stylist Melissa’s Wardrobe, who shared some black and white behind-the-scenes stills.

Trevor Noah 

US-based South African comedian Trevor Noah stepped out looking classy for one of the top fashion events in the world in a crisp, custom-made Thom Browne suit paired perfectly with freshly done straight backs.


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Whitney Peak

Chanel ambassador and the new face of Chanel’s Coco Mademoiselle fragrance Whitney Peak stormed the Met Gala with a breathtaking cream-coloured Chanel couture feathered gown featuring strategically placed pearl beading and a black bow at the back.


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Doja Cat

Doja’s hand-beaded Oscar de la Renta gown incorporated cat ears on the hood with silver sequins, a backless feature, and a mermaid silhouette that extended into a white feathered train.


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