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The Met After-party 2023: A Gala of Sunglasses

The Met After-party 2023: A Gala of Sunglasses

‘Fashion’s biggest night out’ - the Met Gala 2023 made its coveted yearly comeback on the first Monday of May 2023. This year’s theme was ‘Karl Lagerfeld - A Line of Beauty,’ to honour the trailblazing designer’s momentous contribution to fashion, and revolutionising brands like Chanel and Fendi.

The fashion clairvoyant, who sadly passed away in 2019, was a regular attendee of the Met, and was always seen gracing the event in his classic oversized sunglasses, starched white collars, and a crisp black suit. The guest list, this year, had the solemn responsibility of honouring Lagerfeld’s legacy, and we could see recurring tributes in the form of pearls, cats, tweed, hand accessories, naked dresses, and more.

However, the style bonanza did not just end with the red carpet, as during the star-studded after-party on the Upper-east Side of Manhattan, A-list celebrities were spotted with pearls, pants and plenty of sunglasses. From Dua Lipa to Rihanna and Meghan Thee Stallion, the stars did not shy away from donning sunnies at night, and honouring the iconic look of Karl Lagerfeld in black sunglasses.

Fashion Inspo from Met Gala After-Party: A ‘Sunnies’ Side Up

  • Nicola Peltz Beckham in Embellished Red Tinted Glasses

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    Caption: Nicola Peltz Beckham opted for red tinted glasses and embellished them with for her Met Gala after-party look

    If you want to slay in red, then slay it like Mrs. Beckham. Nicola Peltz looks absolutely ravishing and fashion-forward in her red mini dress and embellished eyewear paired with sheer black stockings. The outfit is classy, on-theme, and also comfortable so that the night’s fun does not remain amiss.

    Our HENRY 2 is the perfect doppelganger of Mrs. Beckham’s red tinted glasses. These bold pairs of sunnies with a dense black frame and bright red lenses are perfect to make you the next ‘Met Gala muse.’ (wink wink!)

  • Rihanna’s Riveting White Sunnies

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    Caption: Rihanna wearing white sunnies for the Met Gala after-party

    Bad Girl Riri never fails to grace the Met Gala with an earth-shattering outfit. For the after-party look, Riri opted for an all-white attire that is flowy enough for comfort, and relevant enough to be on theme. The white sunnies of Rihanna stand out, and make the ‘momma-to-be’ even more intriguing to look at.

    Our Dovile RF4 is an excellent repackaging of Riri’s sunnies, but much more affordable, accessible, and equally premium. The stark white colour strikes the viewer’s eyes, but does not intimidate; it rather exudes a soothing appeal. If you have an upcoming ‘gala event’ on the cards, rock it like Rihanna with our white cat-eye glasses.

  • Megan Thee Stallion Saves the Day with Her Style

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    Caption: Meghan Thee Stallion in her Met Gala after-party look

    The Grammy Award winner’s gold-stacked after-party look will be etched in our mind in ‘gold’ for years to come. Her oversized sunglasses are a striking highlight that are grabbing the limelight even without trying.

    If you want to look as ‘savage’ as Meghan, then our TARBOCK 1-S is here to help. Its oversized silhouette and crisp black tint means that your personality will seem all the more alluring and appealing. Just like Meghan, wear your black tinted sunglasses for any after-party event, and make heads turn!

    Also Read: Best Eyewear Trends From NYFW' 23'

  • Do Fashion Like Dua Lipa

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    Caption: Dua Lipa wearing embellished sunnies with cycling shorts

    When you do fashion, do it like Dua Lipa. The ‘New Rules’ singer is known to bring something fresh and ‘new’ to every red carpet she graces, including the Met Gala. For her after-party look, Dua Lipa traded black tie for cycling shorts and completed her outfit with a stunning pair of embellished sunnies.

    Our Martin CB3 is a perfect way for you to feel like the next Dua Lipa. These ‘matrix-style’ glasses are both feminine and futuristic, and perfect for the 21st century girlies. Pair your Martins with cargo or parachute pants for a casual day out, or style them up with dad trousers and a crop top, and viola, you are good to go!

  • Mary J Blije’s Minimalist Style

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    Caption: Image of Mary J Blige for Met Gala after-party

    Slaying in a minimalist style is not easy, but Mary J Blige tells us how to do it with sass and pzazz. Her sheer black dress paired with hand accessories and chic black sunnies offer a wholehearted tribute to Lagerfeld’s legacy. The after-party outfit is perfect, as it is hot, comfy, and on theme.

    Our KESTON 1-S1 aptly exemplifies minimalism with style. It takes the centre stage without screaming for attention or being ‘too much.’ So, if you are planning to make a statement appearance like Mary J Blige, then look no further than our black metal frame pilots.

Final Thoughts

The Met Gala will come and go, but your style game should continue all throughout the year. Our hot and trendy sunglasses come with free UV-400 coating, free express shipping, and 24 hour dispatch . Slay and also stay true to your roots with our stylishly crafted British-made sunnies. Till the next Met Gala knocks at the door, make sure to grab a few pairs so that you have a ‘frame for every game.’

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