Rei Kawakubo was honoured at last night’s Met Gala in New York City. Countless celebrities, designers, performers and fashion legends were in attendance and they certainly all made a splash in the avant-garde pool.
Kawakubo and Comme Des Garcons are famous for redefining the classic female silhouette.
Last night, some people got it so right with the theme, others… not so much. But we will not focus on the negatives because I am all about positivity here. however, I will shine a light on outfits that I think could have been improved upon.
Let’s jump straight in! Be warned… This is a lengthy blog post!
Whether you’re a fan of her music (Or her attempts at comedy) Katy Perry completely nailed the Comme Des Garcons theme wearing Maison Margiela. As Co-host of the event, she definitely had to serve a perfect outfit.
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👁WITNESS👁 #Repost @voguemagazine ・・・ #metgala co-chair @katyperry stepped in to our Instagram booth in a @maisonmargiela look by John Galliano. Director @gvsgvs Producer @kelmcgee23 DP @toddbanhazl Digital Art Installation @silasveta Multimedia Producer @paulina_zakh Steadicam @yoshisteadiop 1st AC @rebecca.rajadnya Camera Red Weapon 8KS35 @reddigitalcinema Camera Lenses @abelcine Installation DJ @evahthaevah Editors @alvarocdc, @instaroth, @modern.post Music @maiahmanser
The Fashion Queen herself glistened on the red carpet! The iridescent glow of her dress created her own definition of Avant-Garde. Speaking to Andre Leon Talley, She Says, “Obviously, Avant-Garde is different things to different people, so that’s what I hope we’re going to see tonight.” Wise words that certainly came true.
Rei would be proud of the Thom Browne number worn by Solange. This not only completely embodied the theme, it looked insanely wearable minus the train on the puffer coat.
Dreadlocks accessories and grill aside, Jaden’s Look is a striking one. He will definitely be remembered for bringing his Locks to the party instead of his sister, (Was he throwing shade?) this gothic Louis Vuitton look coincided with the Theme brilliantly.
Can we all just take a moment to appreciate how Elegant Candice looks?
And Also She is in TOPSHOP! We’ll come back to Topshop, Topman and H&M near the end.
I am not sure if this necessarily fits the theme, however, she looks stunning!
The Kardashian-Jenner Sisters
Let’s Start with Kim! As you know, I am not really a KUWTK fan but I never want to judge a book by itself cover. I really liked this simple elegant dress on Kim especially with the asymmetric lob haircut.
Kendall, in La Perla Lingerie, did not impress me tbh. The barely-there lingerie look isn’t one that sets my world on fire. I feel this a look that has been done a lot. All that said, she still looks stunning and strikingly beautiful but I think another gown would have been more appropriate.
Kylie looked amazing in this nude number by Versace. The nude palette always seems to work for her and makes her look brilliant.
Madonna and Jeremy Scott
Both serving army chic similar to Moschino Mens AW17, They were both ready for anything the night could throw at them.
Gisele and Tom
In sustainable Stella McCartney, Gisele slays in this “Bootylicious” Open back dress with his Man Tom Brady wearing Tom Ford. Both looking amazing and splendidly in love.
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#metgala co-chair @gisele had another backless moment at the #MetGala in a silver @stellamccartney gown. Director @gvsgvs Producer @kelmcgee23 DP @toddbanhazl Digital Art Installation @silasveta Multimedia Producer @paulina_zakh Steadicam @yoshisteadiop 1st AC @rebecca.rajadnya Camera Red Weapon 8KS35 @reddigitalcinema Camera Lenses @abelcine Installation DJ @evahthaevah Editors @alvarocdc, @instaroth, @modern.post Music @maiahmanser, @craterbabes
She definitely should be up for best dressed!
Chopra is slaying like no other. This coat dress is playing with silhouettes just like Kawakubo would. Absolutely Fabulous!
Our Girl, Z, didn’t stick to the theme but slayed equally as hard!
This Dolce & Gabbana Dress dominated tabloids and fashion tv shows as a huge talking point. Her fabulous Fro and striking lips makes this look one of my favourite… and also because it’s Zendaya!
The Topshop Ladies
Topshop turned up the temperature with these amazing designs. Candice, Joan, Behati and Sistine all look amazing. IMO, Sofia Richie did not look the best. The material kind of looked like foil. But That is just my opinion!
The Topman Boys
No Flaws with Topman! Presley Gerber, Gabriel Kane and Jordan Barrett all looked fantastic. All of these suits would look great in my wardrobe!
Yes, I did just write H&M! They dominated the red carpet with Jourdan Dunn, Nicki Minaj, Future, Ashley Graham, Sasha Blane, Joe Jonas and Stella Maxwell.
Each look just as unique as the rest but all serving the theme of the night.
Diddy & Cassie
Just look at Cassie ear cuff! Just look at it!
So chic, and I completely agree with Andre. I see the futuristic James Brown vibes.
Klossy did it again!
Was her look as striking as last year’s? No! Do we still love it? Yes! She stuns in Carolina Herrara and with a new hairdo! Love, Love, Love!
A vision in blue. Moving gracefully around in Valentino, JLO makes a classy statement at the Met!
Selena Gomez and The Weeknd
The Beautiful new hot couple of 2017 (I hope they stay together) looked beautiful together.
The Weeknd in Black and Selena in White create the most high fashion yin and yang. So beautiful!
Lupita always brings the fire! Remember last year’s Nina Simone/Matrix inspired look? She always seems to get the theme and work with it within her style.
Rihanna and the Comme Des Garcons Girls
Rihanna got a lot of stick for this look because it did not flatter her figure… That’s what Comme Des Garcons is all about, challenging silhouette stereotypes. Anyway, Rant over!
The Comme Des Garcons gown looks amazing on her especially with her complexion!
The other Comme Des Garcons girls also looked phenomenal!
Dakota Johnson is wearing Gucci!
A$AP ROCKY and his Squad
I would never dream of wearing jeans unless I wore them as cool as this. Such amazing looks.
Dolce & Gabbana
Another great dressed so many including Zendaya (Above) and so many others!
Dolce & Gabbana brought a lot of brilliant looks, my favourite of all is Lewis Hamilton’s. So Dapper!
And Last but never Least:
Gigi’s Tommy outfit was produced after she looked at the archives and found textures she loved and this was the product:
These are some of my favourite Met Gala looks from this year. Let me know below who your favourite was and if I missed anyone out who you love.
I hope you are having a beautiful day.