With a theme as broad as Lagerfeld himself, there were so many directions the stars could go.
But I think Cardi B clearly understood the assignment with her Chenpeng gown, which plays on so many Karl-isms without veering too far into vaudeville territory.
First, she looks like the embodiment of a Chanel 2.55 handbag, with the quilting detail on the velvet gown.
Then, there are the camellias all over the skirt, the flower made synonymous with the house by Gabrielle “Coco” Chanel herself that also became a hallmark of the Lagerfeld era.
There’s the nod to Lagerfeld’s uniform of a black tie and white shirt.
But really, the icing on the cake is the hair – it looks as if she has had it dyed to match Lagerfeld’s signature platinum hue, topped off with a headband.
On the red carpet, she said she hoped her look would impress the social media jury: “My God I hope I pass the test because once you get on Instagram that’s what you know you pass the test.”
What’s more extraordinary is that it wasn’t her first look of the night. Pictured leaving Manhattan’s Mark Hotel, where many stars seemed to have been holed up until red carpet time, the rapper appeared in a pink feathered gown by Misssohee.
Did she change on the way to the Met? In the bathrooms? We need to know.