Each year, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, organizes the Met’s Costume Institute Benefit, also known as The Met Gala. This fundraising event is one of the biggest events in New York gathering la creme de la creme of American society.
The 2017 edition was co-chaired by Katy Perry, Pharrell Williams, Gisele Bundchen, Tom Brady and Anna Wintour and sponsored by Apple, Condé Nast, H&M, Farfetch and Maison Valentino.
The inspiration for this year’s gala was Rei Kawakubo, the Japanese designer who will be accompanying the exhibit called: “Rei Kawakubo / Comme des Garçons: Art of the In-Between.” This “rebellious” 73 years old business woman, will be the second living designer who had a solo showcase at The Costume Institute.
The first one was “Diana Vreeland’s retrospective of Yves Saint Laurent” in 1983. According to exhibition´s curator Andrew Bolton, “she has influenced a whole generation, not only of designers but also artists and architects through her practice”. “She forces you to rethink notions of beauty, notions of the body, notions of fashion, notions of wearability breaking down these barriers by creating hybrid identities.”
The exhibition displays 120 Comme des Garçons designs by Rei Kawakubo. Dating as far as from 1981 with the label’s first runway collection, until her most recent shows.
The show will be organized by contrasting themes: East / West, male / female, past / present. The intention is to leave space for Kawakubo’s fascination with the “in-betweenness” to run wild. The fashion exhibition expects more than 660,000 visitors from May 4th to September 4th. So, if you are going to New York during these dates, pop by and check it out.
The dress code of the Met gala was Avant-garde to fit Kawakubo’s unconventional taste. Some of the guests dressed in her pieces. Check the numbers of Tracee Ellis Ross, Rihanna, Caroline Kennedy and Pharrell Williams and wife. Rihanna in our humble opinion totally killed it!
OUR FAVORITE LOOKS AT THE MET GALA 2017
We saw a lot celebrities but these looks are the ones that stole our hearts, other than Kawakubo´s uber original pieces.
The first batch of our favorites are Cara Delevingne in a silvery Chanel. Beware! Pixie dust was not included. We loved everything from her look specially the hair. Beside her, Bee Shaffer in a glorious long tailed Alexander McQueen. Followed by model Candice Swanepoel in Topshop and Emily Ratakowski in shiny Marc Jacobs.
The second batch show from left to right a gorgeous Katie Holmes with a mermaid dress from Zac Posen. Followed in pink Chanel by Lily- Rose Depp, while Kate Bosworth bet for a black dress from Tory Burch. And last but not least, Lily Collins matched her Giambattista Valli ensemble with black lipstick and a cool hairstyle.
And the third winners of our hearts were Reese Witherspoon in custom Mugler, Miranda Kerr in a classical Oscar de la Renta. Angelical Taylor Hill dressed in a burgundy Carolina Herrera and Stella Maxwell in a fantastic H&M.
H&M and Topshop never cease to surprise us. Their partnership programs and design is taking a quantum leap at affordable prices.
And now, tell us… Which one was your favourite dress?