The Designers Behind Doja Cat’s Met Gala Dress Reveal the Inspiration for the Oscar de la Renta Ensemble

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Doja Cat at the 2023 Met Gala: Karl Lagerfeld: A Line of Beauty held at the Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 1, 2023 in New York, New York.

Lexie Moreland

Several trendy felines left their aroma on the 2023 Met Gala red carpeting on Monday (May 1), yet Doja Cat was quickly the choice of the trash. The singer-rapper’s stunning Oscar de la Renta gown – total with a cat-eared hood as well as matched by a prosthetic feline face – was an homage to Choupette, the precious feline of the late Karl Lagerfeld. (This year’s gala style was “in honor of Karl.”)

Although Doja was much from the only Choupette on the red carpet – Lil Nas X brought into play the popular feline, as did Jared Leto in an instead actual analysis –the “Need to Know” celebrity’s knockout appearance left us requiring to recognize even more regarding just how it collaborated.

According to Oscar de la Renta co-creative supervisors Fernando Garcia as well as Laura Kim, the ODLR/Doja Cat collab freely traces back to Doja’s Billboard Hot 100 leading 10 “Vegas.” In the video for the Elvis soundtrack hit, Doja shook a flower Monse gown, which Kim as well as Garcia (Monse owners) “loved.”

“Since then we had wanted to find a special, collaborative moment with Oscar de la Renta,” Kim informs Billboard. “She’s fashion’s ‘it-girl,’ so we are thrilled to have been able to dress her for her first Met.”

Given the 2023 gala’s style as well as “Kiss Me More” musician’s name, the appearance was most likely unpreventable. “When we found out about the theme for this year’s Met Gala, it was very clear to us all within a day or two that she had to be Choupette,” Garcia states. “We worked with a comfortable amount of time — around five months, which allowed us to consider multiple swatches and conduct proper fittings. Having an ample amount of time led to the success and beauty of this gown.”

Even though both are knowledgeable style pros, this dress was an initial for both. “We have created hooded gowns in the past,” Garcia states, “But this is the first hooded gown with cat ears we have ever done, so we wanted it to be super refined and feel elegant.”

Considering Doja made the lion’s share of ‘best dressed’ listings, it appears the remainder of the globe was feline it, also.



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