Let’s keep in mind the key word “Costume”. The 2017 Met Gala Costume Ball, honoring Comme des Garcons designer Rei Kawakubo, took place last night in New York and if you think it was a “fashion” event you might be a bit disappointed. Anything can happen at this glitzy hi-fashion soiree. Relationships can be solidified (think Taylor Swift meeting Tom Hiddleston), and relationships can be tested (think Beyonce, Solange and Jay Z in an elevator) . Regardless of how you remember the evening’s festivities, you definitely won’t forget the strong fashion statements and trends that were made.
Do you remember the elevator trip from hell at the 2015 Met Ball Gala? We missed Beyonce and Jay Z this year, but Solange’s appearance will defintely be remembered again this year.
Why Rei Kawakubo? 2017 Met Gala Costume Ball’s Honoree
To put it short and sweet, Rei Kawakubo is a genius. Silent, but devastatingly creative is how we would define the magic that Rei delivers through her Comme des Garçons brand. There is a reason the official Metropolitan Museum of Art exhibit is called “Rei Kawakubo/Comme des Garcons: Art Of The In-Between” and it is because the designer’s creative vision often transcends the realm of mere fashion and lingers more appropriately in the art installation sphere.
A snapshot from the the official Metropolitan Museum of Art exhibit is called “Rei Kawakubo/Comme des Garcons: Art Of The In-Between” exhibit
From Left to Right- Carrie Rebora Barratt, Rei Kawakubo, Andrew Bolton, Anna Wintour
Designer Rei Kawakubo is rarely seen on the fashion scene
Scary Good Costumes at the 2017 Met Gala Costume Ball
Rihanna in Comme des Garcons went full throttle in costume mode. Her colorful concoction was playful, sexy and quirky just like her.
Celine Dion stepped out of the box and wowed the crowed in this edgy Versace number
Zendaya in Dolce & Gabbana struck the perfect mix between costume and just plain beautiful. From the bold floral and animal imagery to the spicy color pallet set off by the 70s disco-inspired let it all go “fro” we love her look
Chrissy Teigen turned a possible ugly duckling into a regal swan in Marchesa
Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen lightened up and ditched the customary dark duds. Now all they need is fairy dust
Tracee Ellis Ross wore a beautiful majestic purple Comme des Garcons cape dress that delivered dramatic theater
Ashley Graham made her 2017 Met Gala debut in a stunning H&M dress that was one of the best of the evening
Dakota Johnson in Gucci was evoking the dark side of Scarlett O’Hara
Vamp With a Dash of Tramp at the 2017 Met Gala Costume Ball
Now this is the Halle Berry we know and love. The actress reclaimed the red carpet last night in a stunning sheer Versace catsuit that made us purr with delight
Kylie Jenner at 2017 Met Ball showed off what her surgeon gave her in a revealing Atelier Versace blush net gown
Nicki Minaj channeled Darth Vadar and Morticia with this custom H&M piece that need not go into reproduction
Mary J Blige in La Perla sent the message that divorce does a body good. Sorry Kendu
Kendall Jenner left absolutely nothing to the imagination in her La Perla unitard
There’s no such thing as a bad hair day when you have none. A bald Cara Delevigne painted on a “swag do” to match her Tin Man inspired Chanel pantsuit. The look was sexy perfection
Bella Hadid in Alexander Wang
Mother Madge in Moschino. Madonna has seemed lost to us on the past few red carpets, but we hope her ridiculous camo get up and army green flask help her find her way home. Somebody please explain this look to us
Kerry Washington in a highly reflective and embellished Michael Kors gown was giving us a scandalous Madd Maxx vibe
Lala Anthony in Opening Ceremony showed that she’s “open for business”…. Divorce does it again folks. Let your freak flag fly we say
Amy Schumer avoided being a train wreck and pulled off this sexy liquid leather Zac Posen gown
Naomi Campbell in Alaia
Simple Side of Sexy at the 2017 Met Gala Costume Ball
Vogue’s Anna Wintour, the queen of the ball, in a custom Chanel looked very museum worthy
Kate Hudson doing her best impression of the virgin Mary in Stella McCartney. Are you fooled?
Kim Kardashian West looked photoshop flawless in her Vivienne Westwood off the shoulder dress
Jennifer Lopez in a demur, but beautiful Valentino at the 2017 Met Ball
Emma Roberts went classic and clean in her Diane von Furstenberg column silhouette dress, but delivered a punch with her fox fur wrap and high wattage color contrasts
Katie Holmes wore a dramatic navy blue ruffled gown by Zac Posen pulling off a dark and mysterious allure
Hailey Baldwin in custom Carolina Herrera was a blush beauty
Katy Perry proved that the devil is in the details. Even with the costume caveat, this Maison Margiela piece is far too avante garde for us
Perhaps that message scrawled across her forehead is a cry for help … see “The Exorcist” reference below
During the scene in 1973 movie The Exorcist the words “help me” were spontaneously written on the chest of the possessed character Regan
Solange Knowles wearing Thom Browne at the Met Gala 2017. Leave the outerwear out of this, we just need to know when is it okay for your bubble jacket to have a train? This is a hot sweaty mess
Helen Lasichanh in a Gingerbread man Comme des Garçons red jumpsuit
Who made your list of the scary good and frighteningly bad?