Gisele Bundchen, the Brazilian supermodel, made a grand appearance at the 2023 Met Gala in New York City. She arrived at the annual fashion event alone, following her divorce from NFL star Tom Brady in October 2022. Bundchen donned a feathered cape and a floor-length white sequined gown from the Chanel Spring-Summer 2007 Couture, in line with this year’s theme, “in honor of Karl [Lagerfeld],” the late German fashion designer. Lagerfeld passed away in 2019 at the age of 85.
When asked about her look for the event, Bundchen spoke briefly to Vogue and said, “He [Lagerfeld] was a lovely man. So, I’m happy to be here to honor him. This dress is vintage Chanel.” She also mentioned that she wore the same dress in a 2006 or 2007 editorial with Lagerfeld. She added, “When I was picking a dress, I was like, which dress that is going to be the dress? And I thought this is going to be the one. Bye, guys. Take care.”
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Bundchen, a staple of the annual fashion showcase, first attended the Met Gala in 2003. When she hit the red carpet in 2006, it would be the last time she would attend as a single girl. She and Tom Brady would quickly become a staple, appearing together at the glitzy annual affair for the next 15 years.
Bundchen and Brady’s divorce after 13 years of marriage came as a surprise to many fans. She recently broke her silence on the divorce and dispelled rumors about the reason behind their separation. “As time goes by, we realize that we just wanted different things, and now we have a choice to make,” she explained. “That doesn’t mean you don’t love the person. It just means that in order for you to be authentic and truly live the life that you want to live, you have to have somebody who can meet you in the middle, right? It’s a dance. It’s a balance.”
— Pop Base (@PopBase) May 1, 2023