Jennifer Lopez Hits Red Carpet Without Ben Affleck

A Met magnificence! Jennifer Lopez introduced the glamour to the Metropolitan Museum of Artwork’s Costume Institute’s annual profit.

The “Let’s Get Loud” songstress, 53, wowed in a Ralph Lauren velvet halter robe on the Monday, Might 1, occasion. The fundraiser — which is formally titled “Karl Lagerfeld: A Line of Magnificence” — celebrates the legacy of iconic dressmaker Karl Lagerfeld, who died in 2019 on the age of 85. Lopez, who attended the gala with out husband Ben Affleck, honored the late designer with a hand-crafted black and pastel pink quantity that featured a draped skirt and feather collar. She accessorized the ensemble with elbow-length gloves, a pillbox hat and pink clutch.

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Whereas strolling the pink carpet at Monday’s occasion, the Essential in Manhattan star gushed over the late designer’s legacy.

“I hate throwing across the phrase iconic as a result of everybody makes use of it, however he truly was such an iconic determine in style,” she advised Vogue correspondent Lala Anthony. “While you consider the final 50 years,*you consider 5 folks in style. He’s one among them. What he did with Chanel for therefore lengthy, protecting that model so contemporary and younger and alive, he actually was a genius and it’s superb to be right here tonight.”

The Marry Me star final attended the Met Gala in September 2021 alongside now-husband Ben Affleck. Lopez shocked in a brown Ralph Lauren robe and a western-inspired hat to go together with the “In America: A Lexicon of Vogue” theme. Lopez and the 50-year-old Tender Bar star even shared a smooch by their respective face masks on the carpet. (The 2021 gala was postponed till September following the coronavirus pandemic lockdown.)

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The “Love Don’t Value a Factor” songstress made her debut on the Met steps again in 2004 and continued to attend the annual occasion by the years.

“It’s numerous strolling [and] it’s numerous strains,” Lopez beforehand recalled of her expertise on the gala throughout a Might 2018 look on the At present present. “They’ve every little thing sort of structured.”

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She added on the time: “It’s an amazing night time, tremendous glamorous. It’s like being Cinderella for an evening, you get to decorate up in these stunning robes. Everyone’s attempting to, like, be their finest and outdo one another fashion-wise. It’s actually sort of enjoyable.”

Lopez’s night time out in New York Metropolis marks her first Met Gala since tying the knot with Affleck. The Mom star — who shares 15-year-old twins Max and Emme with ex-husband Marc Anthony — and the Massachusetts native tied the knot in July 2022, almost twenty years after their preliminary relationship.

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“Love is gorgeous. Love is form. And it seems love is affected person. Twenty years affected person,” Lopez wrote in her “On the J. Lo” e-newsletter on the time, gushing over their nuptials. “Precisely what we needed. Final night time we flew to [Las] Vegas, stood in line for a license with 4 different {couples}, all making the identical journey to the marriage capital of the world. Behind us two males held arms and held one another. In entrance of us, a younger couple who made the three-hour drive from Victorville on their daughter’s second birthday — all of us wanting the identical factor — for the world to acknowledge us as companions and to declare our like to the world by the traditional and almost common image of marriage.”

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