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    Models Are Protesting Against Karl Lagerfeld Theme At Met Gala 2023

    The coveted May Monday has arrived, where the biggest names in fashion congregate to celebrate fashion for a cause! The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York is the venue for fashion’s biggest night. The theme for the 2023 Met Gala is honoring the legacy of the late designer Karl Lagerfeld. The museum has displayed the work of the controversial fashion designer.

    Karl Lagerfeld, the genius mind behind fashion houses like Fendi, Chloé, and Chanel, has been embroiled in various controversies. The designer was known to always have his foot in his mouth. He has stirred controversy with his statements and opinions. Karl, in the past, has been accused of body shaming, homophobia, and supporting rapists. So, it is not surprising to see the models’ fraternity condemn the decision to have a theme honoring Lagerfeld.

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    Models Call Out The Hypocrisy Of The Fashion Industry Honoring Karl Lagerfeld

    The late Chanel creative director
    The late Chanel creative director

    The biggest night for fashion has arrived, with celebrities putting their best fashion foot forward! In 2023, the Met Gala will honor the works of the late Chanel creative director, Karl Lagerfeld. When the editor-in-chief at Vogue, Anna Wintour, announced the theme ‘Karl Lagerfeld: A Line of Beauty,’ it sparked controversy, with many protesting against the idea of honoring Lagerfeld.

    Now, the Model Alliance has condemned the Met Gala for its theme. The founder, Sara Ziff, stated, Jezebel, saying, “The choice to honor Lagerfeld embodies the dissonance of an industry that claims to be progressive, that celebrates body positivity and survivors on the one hand, and then reveres figures like [Lagerfeld] without even acknowledging their regressive views.”

    Many models have come forward to protest against the hypocrisy of the fashion industry. It includes Rozi Levine, Nidhi Sunil, and Mamé Adjei, along with New York State Senator Brad Hoylman-Sigal.

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    Jameela Jamil Condemned The Decision Of Met Gala

    Jameela Jamil criticized Met Gala's decision to honor Karl Lagerfeld
    Jameela Jamil criticized Met Gala’s decision to honor Karl Lagerfeld

    Karl Lagerfeld had always been unfiltered, but this behavior sometimes overshadowed the creative force he was. He had some strong opinions about gay people adopting children. Lagerfeld criticized the male models, calling them ‘sordid creatures’ for speaking out against sexual assault in the industry. The former Fendi designer also commented on women’s bodies and their looks.

    Jameela Jamil, in 2022, took to her Instagram to protest against the Karl Lagerfeld theme, calling out the stars for their hypocrisy. She wrote, “This is why so many people hate and mistrust Hollywood elite liberals. Because of our rampant selective outrage and hypocrisy. If someone makes good art, we turn a blind eye. Why else did Harvey Weinstein get away with decades of abuse?” She made it clear that she has a problem with stars spending an exorbitant amount of money only to honor such an abominable personality.

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    Nishant Bhise
    Nishant Bhise
    Nishant Bhise is a Sub-Editor at FirstCuriosity. He has more than 2 years of experience in Entertainment content writing with the organization. Besides being a journalist and humanist, he loves cinema and intersectionality, basically everything that screams love, hope, and of course, Lady Gaga. Nishant loves and breathes popular culture, music, especially hip-hop and pop, and the royal family drama. Along with that, he takes great interest in the happenings in the technology world and politics. He is an LGBTQIA+ ally. Approach him with an apple juice to discuss Modern Family, Pose, and Schitt’s Creek.

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