The Spanish actress attended the Met Gala 2023 in New York. Karl Lagerfeld, the late iconic Chanel designer, was honored during the ceremony. Penelope was unable to skip the event because she is a longstanding ambassador for the French design house and a personal friend of Lagerfeld. The event was co-chaired by Cruz, Dua Lipa, Michaela Coel, and Roger Federer.
The “Open Embrace” actress donned a bespoke vintage Chanel wedding gown for the event. The actress looked heavenly in a snow-white hooded gown with a wide shawl collar of light blue organza embroidered with glittering sequins. Her look was finished by a silver leather belt embellished with pearls inspired by a picture from the archives of haute couture, notably from the fashion house’s Spring/Summer 1988 collection.
The look was finished with over-the-top platform sandals from the same brand. Cruz’s favorite jewelry was silver hoop earrings studded with diamonds.
The actress wore gold sparkling eye makeup and glossy lipstick as she slicked back her hair with a center split and combed it nicely.
The actress addressed Lagerfeld on her social media page before to the star-studded event. “I hope you feel our love, Karl.” “I’m sure you’re aware of it,” Penelope said.
The Spaniard talked about her unique look. “I knew about this dress before, but when I realized we’d have the opportunity to recreate one of Carl’s looks from any collection right from the start, it was extremely difficult to choose because I adore everything he’s ever done.” “At the end, we thought we had to choose between five looks to make a decision – and we decided that this was the one,” Cruz explained.