Olivia Wilde wore a violin-themed vintage dress designed by Karl Lagerfeld at yesterday’s event

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The Met Gala event was held on 1 May in New York City, where stars celebrated the fashion world’s biggest night at the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

This year’s theme was ’Karl Lagerfeld: A Line of Beauty’, commemorating Lagerfeld’s long career in contemporary fashion history. Actor-director Olivia Wilde opted to celebrate with an outfit resembling a certain stringed instrument…


The ‘Gold Violin’ dress was designed by Lagerfeld in 1983 for the Chloé fashion house and enjoyed a revival at last night’s event.

’What I loved about the original design was the musical inspiration of it, and the surrealistic touch on it,’ Gabriela Hearst, Wilde’s current designer told Vogue. ’There was something quite timeless that we could bring back to the Met Gala in 2023.’

What do you think about the Gold Violin dress? Would you wear it? Do you think it even looks like a violin? Leave a comment below or email thestrad@thestrad.com.

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