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This year's theme is “Karl Lagerfeld: A Line of Beauty."NBC News

Red carpet looks from the 2023 Met Gala

"Are you wearing the Ch----?" "The Chanel boots?" Yeah, tonight they are, as the biggest names in culture and politics celebrate Karl Lagerfeld's fashion legacy in New York.

The Met Gala promised plenty of boldface names, glamour galore and lots and lots of gowns — and it delivered.

The biggest stars in fashion, culture and politics graced the red carpet (and us) with looks honoring the work and legacy of Karl Lagerfeld, best known for his tenure as Chanel’s creative director in the 1980s. The annual event in New York City celebrated the opening of the Metropolitan Museum of Art's exhibit “Karl Lagerfeld: A Line of Beauty.”

Now let's get to the outfits, shall we?

Image: Penélope Cruz
Penélope Cruz, a co-chair for this year's Met Gala, nails the theme in her gown from Chanel Couture's spring/summer 1988 collection. Jamie McCarthy / Getty Images
Image: Dua Lipa and Emma Chamberlain
Dua Lipa, another co-chair, is in the house; Emma Chamberlain, a Met Gala sweetheart and Vogue red carpet correspondent, in a deconstructed suit jacket.Theo Wargo / Getty Images for Karl Lagerfeld
Image: Anna Wintour and Bill Nighy make their red carpet debut
Queen of the party: Vogue Editor-in-Chief Anna Wintour and actor Bill Nighy make their red carpet debut after years of dating rumors. Jamie McCarthy / Getty Images
Image: Model Anok Yai glows on the red carpet.
The details! Ma'am! Model Anok Yai glows on the red carpet.Jamie McCarthy / Getty Images
Image: Quinta Brunson!
She's not at "Abbott Elementary" anymore: Miss Quinta Brunson wearing a very non-Janine Teagues gown.Jamie McCarthy / Getty Images
Image: Phoebe Bridgers, Emily Ratajkowski; Gabrielle Union and Dwayne Wade.
Queen of Sad Girls Phoebe Bridgers with Emily Ratajkowski; Gabrielle Union and Dwyane Wade ... couple goals...Evan Agostini / AP; Jamie McCarthy / Getty Images
IMage: Nicole Kidman and Keith Urban only have eyes for one another... love that for them!
Nicole Kidman came to this place ... to wear an archival Karl Lagerfeld-era Chanel Haute Couture gown (which she wore in 2004 in a Chanel No. 5 commercial). Pictured with her husband, Keith Urban. Jamie McCarthy / Getty Images
Image: Karlie Kloss and Ice Spice.
Karlie Kloss (and baby!) and Queen of TikTok Ice Spice.Mike Coppola / Getty Images; Evan Agostini / AP
Image: Gisele Bundchen is flying solo at the Met Gala.
Gisele Bündchen is free as a bird, flying solo, etc., at the Met Gala.Dimitrios Kambouris / Getty Images
Image: Naomi Campbell, Maya Hawke, and Ben Platt.
Pretty in pink: Naomi Campbell in Chanel's spring/summer 2010 couture collection, Maya Hawke left the '80s fashion of "Stranger Things" behind and went for high drama, and Ben Platt, hitting all the right (fashion) notes.Getty Images
Image: Girl Squad: Julia Garner, Halle Bailey, and Daisy Edgar Jones.
Girl Squad: Julia Garner, Halle Bailey and Daisy Edgar Jones.Dimitrios Kambouris / Getty Images
Image: Jessica Chastain and Sydney Sweeney
Jessica Chastain channeling Lagerfeld's iconic black sunglasses; Sydney Sweeney.Getty Images
Image: Doja Cat
We had to show her twice. Doja Cat dressed as Karl Lagerfeld's cat (maybe).Jamie McCarthy / Getty Images
Image: Ashley Graham
Ashley Graham is snatched.Theo Wargo / Getty Images
Image: Amanda Seyfried poses for all those cameras.
Amanda Seyfried poses for the (many) cameras.Neilson Barnard / Getty Images for The Met Museum
Image: Kristen Stewart, Lily Collins and Lizzo
Kristen Stewart, Lily Collins and Lizzo in the classic black-and-white palette Karl Lagerfeld was known for.Getty Images
Image: Lil Nas X.
Lil Nas X on his king behavior.Jamie McCarthy / Getty Images
Image: Guess who? It's Choupette, Karl Lagerfeld's cat!
Jump scare! It's Choupette, Karl Lagerfeld's cat!Mike Coppola / Getty Images
Image: Lizzo and Jared Leto, dressed as Choupette, Karl Lagerfeld's cat.
Lizzo must be allergic.Jamie McCarthy / Getty Images
Image: A reveal! It's Jared Leto!
A reveal! It's Jared Leto!John Shearer / WireImage
Image: Florence Pugh and Serena Williams
Hoping Florence Pugh doesn't poke anyone in the eye; Serena Williams is serving off the court, of course.Jamie McCarthy; Mike Coppola / Getty Images
Image: Anne Hathaway and Michelle Yeoh.
Anne Hathaway and Michelle Yeoh turn the volume up with big hair, big sleeves and big style.Theo Wargo; Jamie McCarthy
Image: Kim Kardashian and Paris Hilton
Kim Kardashian is mother (of pearl), while Paris Hilton brings emo glam to the Gala.Kevin Mazur / Getty Images for The Met Museum / Vogue
IMage: Jeremy Pope with a larger than life tribute to the man of the hour, Karl Lagerfeld.
Jeremy Pope with a larger-than-life tribute to the man of the hour, Karl Lagerfeld.Jamie McCarthy / Getty Images