Diddy paid tribute to André Leon Talley with 2023 Met Gala look
Diddy honoured the late André Leon Talley with his dramatic look for the 2023 Met Gala.
The hip-hop mogul, also known as Sean Love Combs, stepped out in a black suit and matching cape studded with floral motifs at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City on Monday night.
Taking to Instagram after the annual fashion bash, Diddy explained that he wanted to pay homage to André, who was known for wearing capes and robes to events, with the Sean John Couture ensemble.
In addition, he included a tribute to the late Karl Lagerfeld in the outfit, which was particularly poignant as the Met Gala had the theme Karl Lagerfeld: A Line of Beauty.
"A decade since designing for @seanjohn, tonight I honor the greats, Karl Lagerfeld & André Leon Talley," he wrote. "Embracing Karl's love for pearls & camellias, this look is a tribute to their legendary impact on fashion. Thank you (stylist) @juneambrose for making my dreams come true!!"
And while walking the red carpet, Diddy told Vogue that he learned a lot from Chanel designer Karl when he was working on his Sean John fashion brand.
"I got a chance to spend time with Karl when I was designing Sean John, just as a fellow designer. And he was so creative, and he had so much attention to detail," the 53-year-old added.
André died at the age of 73 in 2022, while Karl passed away at the age of 85 in 2019.