Gisele Bundchen definitely turned heads when she showed up at the 2023 Met Gala in New York City on Monday, solo for the first time in more than a decade following her divorce to NFL star Tom Brady in October 2022.
The 42-year-old supermodel hit the red carpet decked out in a feathered cape and a floor-length white sequined gown from the Chanel Spring-Summer 2007 Couture for this year’s theme of “in honor of Karl [Lagerfeld],” the famed German fashion designer who passed away in 2019 at the age of 85.
The model spoke briefly to Vogue about choosing her look for the annual event.
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“He [Lagerfeld] was a lovely man,” Bunchen said. “So, I’m happy to be here to honor him. This dress is vintage Chanel.”
“I wore this dress in a 2006 … or 2007 in an editorial with [Lagerfeld], I wore the same dress,” she added. “So 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,” Bundchen continued. “Bye guys. Take care.”
The editorial she referenced with Lagerfeld can be seen below.
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The retired Victoria’s Secret model is a staple of the annual fashion showcase. She first attended back in 2003, People magazine noted.
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When the model hit the red carpet in 2006 at the Met Gala, it would be the last time she would attend as a single girl. Gisele and the Superbowl-winning QB would quickly become a staple, appearing together at the glitzy annual affair for the next 15 years.
The supermodel recently broke her silence on her divorce from Brady after 13 years of marriage and hit back at rumors about what lead to their divorce, as previously reported.
“When I was 26 years old and he was 29 years old, we met, we wanted a family, we wanted things together,” Bündchen explained. “As time goes by, we realize that we just wanted different things, and now we have a choice to make.”
“That doesn’t mean you don’t love the person,” she added. “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.”
“When you love someone, you don’t put them in a jail and say, ‘You have to live this life,'” she continued. “You set them free to be who they are, and if you want to fly the same direction, then that’s amazing.”