The Met Gala is one of the year's biggest fashion events, bringing together celebrities and fashion icons to showcase the latest trends and designs. The 2023 Met Gala, hosted at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, is paying tribute to the legendary fashion designer, Karl Lagerfeld, who passed away in 2019.
Anna Wintour, the Editor in Chief of Vogue and a good friend of Karl Lagerfeld, has run the Met Gala since 1995 and co-hosts alongside top celebrities every year. This May, Vogue magazine announced that A-listers Michaela Coel, Penelope Cruz, Roger Federer, and Dua Lipa would hit the stage and join Wintour in hosting the event. These four prominent figures in entertainment, fashion, and sports will undoubtedly bring their unique style and flair to the event, making it a night to remember.
Karl Lagerfeld and His Legacy
Karl Lagerfeld was a renowned fashion designer. He created designs for various fashion houses and brands throughout his career. His most notable collaborations were with Chanel and Fendi, where he served as creative director for both brands. Lagerfeld helped revitalize Chanel and modernize Fendi, designing iconic pieces such as the "baguette" handbag.
He also designed under his eponymous label and collaborated with other brands such as H&M, Chloe, and Tommy Hilfiger. His designs were highly anticipated and sought after, cementing his status as a legendary figure in the fashion industry. He became a recognizable character in the fashion industry thanks to his fondness of high collars, black and white hues, fingerless gloves, and dark starchy blazers complete with signature black glasses.
Choupette Hits the Runway
Lagerfeld's cat Choupette, a gorgeous blue cream tortie Birman cat, was his faithful companion and the show's true star. Choupette became a celebrity in her own right, accompanying Lagerfeld to a myriad of big-named fashion events. With her own book and Instagram account, Choupette developed a following of devoted fans.
The Met Gala commemorates Lagerfeld's legacy by showcasing some of his iconic designs and highlighting his impact on the fashion industry, but the legacy of Lagerfeld and Choupette extends beyond just fashion.
The Met Gala Meets the Mutt Gala
Inspired by the Met Gala and Karl Lagerfeld's legacy, this year, HICC Pet™, an innovative pet product line, is hosting a virtual, pet-centric Mutt Gala to showcase your paw-some pets in their purr-fect natural coats or couture costumes. The Mutt Gala celebrates "Pets in Pose" honoring the special relationship between pets and their people.
Karl Lagerfeld was rarely ever seen without his iconic gloves. Like Lagerfeld, Tom Luo, the CEO of HICC Pet™, designed his own chic pet gloves that cleanse, soothe, and protect your pet’s skin. These next-gen pet glove wipes highlight Luo's ingenuity for natural pet products and his love for animals.
Lagerfeld may have passed away, but his iconic style lives on through his gloves. And now, with HICC Pet™ glove wipes, your pets can look clean and feel just as fabulous!
HICC Pet™, a prominent pet product business offering a variety of pet skincare products, was created by our CEO, Tom Luo, for his cat that he rescued from the city streets. As Tom healed his beloved kitten, he was inspired by the idea for our products and wanted to make sure every other pet owner could use them too. Like Lagerfeld and his love for Choupette, many pet owners see their furry companions as more than just pets—they're family. What better way to celebrate that bond than sharing fabulous pictures and videos of your pet on the social runway for the HICC Pet™’s virtual Mutt Gala!
Strut Your Pet's Stuff at the 2023 Mutt Gala: Join the Online Fashion Show Now!
It's time to break out the paw-parazzi. Take cute pictures or videos of your pet in their most fashionable harnesses, outfits, and accessories.
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The Mutt Gala is an entertaining event that celebrates the unique personalities of our pets and showcases the latest in pet fashion. From designer collars to chic accessories, dress your pets in a style that matches their unique sense of self! The 2023 Mutt Gala has something for every fashion-forward pet and owner.
If your pet doesn’t like to dress up please don’t force them. This is for pets who enjoy fashion as much as we do. The best-dressed furry fashionista will win a customizable gift box worth up to $100 of premium pet skincare from HICC Pet™!