The first Monday in May of 2017 has come and gone, and with it, so has one other Met Gala. In celebration of the Costume Institute’s new exhibition “Rei Kawakubo/Comme des Garçons: Art of the In-Between,” vogue and leisure’s greatest names gathered in New York City for what’s grow to be one of many most-hyped red carpet events of the year. Guests — who’re hand-picked by Anna Wintour and a secure of big-spending, influential designers — are anticipated to tug out the entire stops, and select a mind-blowing ensemble that is each directional and on-theme.
Rei Kawakubo has grow to be an business legend for bucking tendencies together with her unconventional, avant-garde creations — lots of which blur the road between artwork and vogue and disrespect ideas like “flattering;” thus, group Fashionista had excessive hopes for this yr’s theme. And sure, a handful of attendees paid stellar homage to the Japanese designer: Rihanna, Katy Perry, Lily Collins and extra performed with proportion, opted for daring magnificence appears, and introduced some severe drama to the carpet, satisfying our craving for some Capital-F vogue. However, nearly all of the well-known of us who took to the carpet regarded like they both did not even hassle to Google Kawakubo earlier than exhibiting up, or simply did not care about adhering to a costume code.
While virtually the entire Met Gala visitors regarded actually good — we’re you, Kim Kardashian — those that made the reduce for our best-dressed checklist not solely selected an ensemble that was stylish, but in addition made an effort to pay homage to the lady of the hour. Granted, this was not a straightforward process; however on this case, the larger the danger meant the upper the payoff.
See our favourite appears from the 2017 Met Gala within the gallery beneath.