Colloquially and affectionately referred to as “fashion’s biggest night out,” the Met Gala is a pinnacle of iconic style. A fundraising benefit for the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City, the event welcomes celebrity stars, young creatives, and industry paragons alike. And the excitement doesn’t stop there—the gala also signifies the highly anticipated grand opening of the Costume Institute’s annual fashion exhibition. This year, we honor Comme des Garçons designer Rei Kawakubo with an exhibition entitled “Rei Kawakubo/Comme des Garçons: Art of the In-Between.” – Vogue
ALL The Red Carpet Looks:
This year’s exhibition is dedicated to 74-year-old Japanese designer Rei Kawakubo. One of fashion’s most revered creative visionaries, she founded the avant garde label Comme des Garçons (French for “like some boys”) in 1969, and was part of a cohort of radical Japanese designers to debut in Paris in the early 1980s. This is the first time the Met has dedicated a show to a living designer since 1983’s tribute to Yves Saint Laurent.
“Rei Kawakubo/Comme des Garcons: Art of the In-Between” used 150 examples of Kawakubo’s work to explore how the designer has managed to straddle and subvert established dualities (then/now, self/other, clothes/not clothes etc.)
Inside the Gala:
The 2017 Met Gala Tablescapes & Decor:
“We were going for a really punchy, graphic look, but still wanted it to be beautiful and elegant in its own right.” So says Eaddy Kiernan of the table settings for last night’s Met Gala. “Rei Kawakubo was born in Japan, so we wanted something that was a nod to her heritage,” Kiernan explains. Indeed, the menu is also filled with thoughtful references to traditional Japanese cuisine. The fresh red, pink, and burgundy blooms designed by Raul Àvila were inspired by the theme as well, florist goes on to state that they “wanted the flowers to be very organic, wild, and spilling over.”
This Comme des Garçons Look Inspired the Met Gala’s Central Flower Arrangement:
The theme aside, here is what I thought were the best & worst dressed of the night. All I want to say is: Kim K, what the fcuk were you thinking? I was expecting so much; this was so disappointing! Also, can someone tell H&M and Topshop to have several seats? You can never compete in the world of couture!! Stay in your lane and keep manufacturing designs you rip off high end designers!
Best Dressed: Women:
Best Dressed: Men:
Worst Dressed: Men & Women:
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