By Lam Yat Yee
2023 marks Michelle Yeoh’s second year attending the Met Gala; fashion’s biggest night.
The highly sought-after annual event is organised by Vogue, and hosted by Anna Wintour. This year’s theme was “Karl Lagerfeld: A Line of Beauty” as a tribute to the celebrated German fashion designer.
Dressed in Karl Lagerfeld’s namesake brand, Ipoh’s own Tan Sri Michelle Yeoh flaunted a classy black and white ensemble. With billowy, exaggerated organza puff sleeves, a button up bodice, an elegant, layered skirt, and an off–the-shoulder collar detail, her tuxedo-esque gown effortlessly balanced statement and subtlety.
Evergreen as always, she completed the look with sophisticated diamond jewellery and knee-high leather platform boots, each complete with a buckle element.
All smiles, Michelle took the gala by storm, embodying timelessness, and settling in second place after BLACKPINK’s Jennie on Vogue’s List for Best Dressed Asian Celebrities.
The Oscar-winning Actress shared with the paparazzi;
“I think it’s very special because, you know, it’s a homage to Karl Lagerfeld, and he’s such an inspiration to so many of us, especially as an artist. Someone who’s always innovative, creative, and… exciting.”
Other Asian celebrities who attended the gala include award-winning Everything Everywhere All At Once costars, Ke Huy Quan and Stephanie Hsu, Marvel’s Shang-Chi And The Legend Of The Ten Rings superstar Simu Liu, BLACKPINK’s Jennie, Jackson Wang, Song Hye-kyo, Eileen Gu, and Sora Choi.