Irina Shayk broke one among Karl Lagerfeld's vogue guidelines by carrying sweatpants, which the designer known as 'an indication of defeat,' to a Met Gala after-party

  • Irina Shayk wore grey sweatpants to a Met Gala after-party on Monday.
  • Designer Karl Lagerfeld as soon as known as sweatpants “an indication of defeat.”
  • The 2023 Met Gala theme was “Karl Lagerfeld: A Line of Magnificence.”

Irina Shayk broke one among Karl Lagerfeld’s vogue guidelines by carrying sweatpants to a Met Gala after-party Monday evening.

After attending the 2023 Met Gala — the place the theme was “Karl Lagerfeld: A Line of Magnificence” within the late designer’s honor — Shayk stepped out carrying a white tank bodysuit and grey sweatpants.

Irina Shayk at a Met Gala afterparty.

Irina Shayk paired her sweatpants with a white tank high and $6,000 boots.

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In his 2013 guide, “The World In line with Karl,” Lagerfeld wrote: “Sweatpants are an indication of defeat. You misplaced management of your life, so you acquire some sweatpants.”

The guide is a 176-page compilation of all of Lagerfeld’s most buzzworthy quotes about vogue and life. 

Along with sweatpants, the mannequin saved on her diamond Ana Khouri necklace that she wore on the crimson carpet together with her cream Yohji Yamamoto robe, along with swapping her flats for $6,000 Jimmy Choo x Timberland boots.

Irina Shayk at the 2023 Met Gala.

Irina Shayk on the 2023 Met Gala.

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In his lifetime, Lagerfeld was outspoken about different clothes gadgets he despised too, like flip-flops. 

“I hate sloppy footwear. What I hate most is flip-flops. I’m bodily allergic to flip-flops,” Lagerfeld reportedly advised M Journal in 2012.

Lagerfeld, who died in February 2019 on the age of 85, stays a polarizing determine within the vogue world that individuals both condemn or rejoice. The German clothier had an extended historical past of creating controversial feedback that denigrated fats individuals, Syrian refugees, and the #MeToo motion. Regardless of that, he’s nonetheless considered one of the vital iconic figures within the vogue world of all time, identified for serving as artistic director for Chanel and Fendi. 

Within the lead-up to the Met Gala, creators had wondered aloud if somebody would stroll the carpet in sweatpants in response to the designer’s aversion — and people who acknowledged a possible connection between Shayk’s alternative and Lagerfeld’s quote appeared delighted, with the mannequin touchdown on fairly just a few best-dressed lists.


“I might have cherished to see this on the carpet,” TikToker @tasteofchidera advised her 37,000 followers on Might 2, “however I am going to take it for the after-party. That is simply so chef’s kiss.” 

Representatives for Irina Shayk didn’t instantly reply to Insider’s request for remark.