Forget dinner and a movie. Celebrity couples turned the 2023 Met Gala into date night, getting dressed up in their finery to raise money for the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s costume institute. From the ultra-private Robert Pattinson and Suki Waterhouse to PDA-loving Brooklyn and Nicola Peltz-Beckham, these are the couples that went all-out on the first Monday of May.
Robert Pattinson and Suki Waterhouse
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Robert Pattinson complemented Suki Waterhouse’s Fendi dress with a Dior Men tuxedo (and a mega-watt smile).
Idris and Sabrina Elba
Gucci dressed the couple in monochrome looks in-keeping with Karl Lagerfeld’s preferred palette.
Rita Ora and Taika Waititi
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Director Taika Waititi wore a satin Prabal Gurang coat and trousers rather than a traditional tuxedo; Rita Ora channeled her seductive side in a sheer silk-and-chiffon gown also by the Maison.
Roger and Mirka Federer
2023 Met Gala co-chair Roger Federer wore a Valentino tuxedo for the occasion. His wife, Mirka Federer, brought colour to the red carpet in a playful pink dress adorned in feathers.
Gabrielle Union and Dwyane Wade
Gabrielle Union interrupted the monochrome Monday with a fire-engine red Prada ensemble. The couple went matchy matchy with his-and-hers leather elements, from outerwear to gloves.
Brooklyn and Nicola Peltz-Beckham
Brooklyn Beckham wore a look from Valentino’s autumn/winter 2023 Black Tie collection, while his wife, Nicola, had her gown custom made by creative director Pierpaolo Piccioli.
Nick Jonas and Priyanka Chopra-Jonas
Nick Jonas and Priyanka Chopra-Jonas celebrate the beginning of their relationship when attending the Met Gala, as it was the 2017 edition that sparked their romance. Continuing their tradition of being dressed by the same Maison, the couple both wore Valentino for the occasion.
Tommy and Dee Hilfiger
The designer and his wife arrived at the Met Gala in custom – what else? – Tommy Hilfiger. Tommy built his look around a white evening shirt given to him by the late Karl Lagerfeld and utilised the House’s signature navy hue across his and his wife’s ensembles.
Viola Davis and Julius Tennon
Radiant as always, Oscar-winning actress Viola Davis wore Valentino’s now-iconic pink hue splashed with sequins and feathers for good measure.
Hugh Jackman and Deborra-Lee Furness
Leave it to Zegna to create an impeccably tailored tuxedo. Hugh Jackman championed classic suiting for the Met Gala, a choice no doubt made in homage to Karl Lagerfeld’s signature suits, while his wife stunned in a semi-sheer Tom Ford gown.
Rihanna and A$AP Rocky
Rihanna’s Valentino gown was adorned in 30 Camelia flowers in homage to Coco Chanel’s favourite blooms. A$AP Rocky was ever the supportive partner, cheering Rihanna on in a Gucci ensemble that is a direct reference to an outfit worn by Karl Lagerfeld in 2004.