Rihanna, Lil Nas X, Sam Smith… The most improbable looks of the year 2023

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Your favorite stars had a lot of imagination this year. Zoom in on the most eccentric and surprising outfits of recent months.

Jared Leto

The Met Gala 2023, last May, whose theme was “Karl Lagerfeld: A line of beauty”, was an opportunity to discover outfits, each crazier than the last. Jared Leto, dared to pay homage to the late designer by dressing up as Choupette, his beloved cat.

Jared Leto at MET GALA 2023

Doja Cat

The American star also wanted to highlight Karl Lagerfeld’s beloved animal by transforming into Choupette. Feline makeup, silver dress with cat ears… Doja Cat did well as Oscar de la Renta. She even went so far as to camouflage her nose with a prosthetic feline snout.

Doja Cat at the Met Gala 2023


Another surprise from the MET Gala 2023: Rihanna’s frilly meringue look. The singer appeared on the arms of rapper A$AP Rocky, in an impressive white wedding dress. The “Diamonds” singer also opted for a hooded wraparound coat on which huge flowers were embroidered. Impossible to go unnoticed.

Rihanna at the MET Gala 2023

Lil Nas

The list of the craziest looks of 2023 could not ignore that of Lil Nas X at the MET Gala, on May 1st. The singer had opted for… nudity. He, in fact, went to the red carpet wearing a simple thong and a silver painting adorned with diamonds all over his body. His face was hidden behind a huge mask.

Lil Nas X at MET GALA 2023

Sam Smith

The British singer really did not go unnoticed on the red carpet at the Brit Awards on February 11. Sam Smith dared to wear a black latex suit that was very imposing on the legs and shoulders. Not very practical for getting around. “It’s my way of celebrating your natural shapes and the beauty of being yourself-even. I wanted to create an image of Sam that people had never seen.“, explained to the magazine “Women’s Wear Daily”, the creator of the outfit, Hari.

Sam Smith at the BRIT Awards 2023

Nicki Minaj

Nothing is ever too much for Nicki Minaj. The American superstar did not hesitate to come in a wedding outfit to the MTV Video Music Awards on September 12. Pink corset, maxi lace, veil… The look designed by Dolce & Gabbana caused a lot of talk.

Nicki Minaj at the 2023 MTV Video Music Awards

Billie EIlish

In 2023, Billie Eilish has had a series of striking looks. The singer notably posed for the photographer who loves provocative shots, Tyler Kohlhoff. Lying on the ground, and in an intriguing outfit, the artist’s face was camouflaged under a hood.

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Léna Situations

On November 18, Léna Mahfouf celebrated her 26th birthday with all her friends. The theme of his evening: the cartoon “Shrek”. The opportunity for the French influencer to dress up as Princess Fiona. An impressive all-green look.

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Ben Affleck

In the film “Air”, the actor plays the CEO of the Nike brand, Phillip Knight. For the occasion, he did not hesitate to completely change his look and appeared in a colorful tracksuit, straight out of the 80s.

Ben Affleck in the film "Air"
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