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Anna’s Banana: A Met Post-Mortem

Jared Leto, slated to play Lagerfeld in an upcoming biopic, had to dress up like the late designer’s cat in order to freak people out.
Jared Leto, slated to play Lagerfeld in an upcoming biopic, had to dress up like the late designer’s cat in order to freak people out. Photo: Arturo Holmes/MG23/Getty Images
Lauren Sherman
May 4, 2023

So, what did I think? A little droopy, I’d say. On average, attendees looked better than usual, probably because the theme was Karl Lagerfeld, which means the theme was basically Chanel, and Chanel can be gorgeous. What was lost was color (most people wore black and white) and the delight that comes with seeing someone wear something ludicrous. Jared Leto, who is slated to play Lagerfeld in an upcoming biopic, had to dress up like the late designer’s cat, Choupette, in order to freak people out. ‘A’ for effort on the Vogue livestream, hosted by Derek Blasberg, SNL’s Chloe Fineman, and Lala Anthony (a true talent) and mostly sponsored by eBay—with the average time spent amounting to 21 minutes for those watching via YouTube, according to YouTube Analytics. (For me, it was over 2 hours… I’m not sure what Vogue can do to speed up those arrivals…)