By Cindy Pasillas
The Met Gala is one of the most notorious nights in the fashion industry. Held every year the first Monday in May by the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Costume Institute in New York City as a fundraising gala to help fund the costume institute within the museum.
The costume institute is pretty much just a fancy term for fashion department. This department is the only one that must fund itself so this event is meant to help do just that.
With tickets that cost around $30,000 each and tables $275,000, the Gala sure does raise a ton of money for the costume institute. Last year alone the party made around $13.5 million with celebrity guests such as Taylor Swift, Selena Gomez, Lady Gaga, Zayn Malik, and The Weekend in attendance just to name a few.
If you have the money to attend don’t get too excited just yet because this prestigious party is by invitation only. It´s super exclusive.
Each year the Met Gala has a theme and guests are expected to choose their fashion according to the theme of the exhibit. Although not all celebrities comply to this! Which is really lame but that’s beside the point. This year the theme was Rei Kawakubo‘s Comme des Garçons: Art of the In-Between.
Comme des Garçons is French for like some boys and it’s a Japanese fashion label started by a woman of the name Rei Kawakubo. Ms. Kawakubo has always had a very interesting and peculiar vision seeing as most of her clothing isn’t deemed normal which is exactly what she strives for in her designs. She’s known for going against fashion norms and rules making her a very influential woman within the fashion world. Rei enters realms that other designers are simply too afraid to enter which is why this year the Met Gala was in honor of her brilliant work.
Now that we’re familiar with what the Met Gala is and the theme of this year let’s look at some of the celebrities that attended this year and their fashion choices for this spectacular night.
Spoiler alert many celebrities seemed to have confused the Comme de Garçons theme with prom seeing their lack of effort with their outfit choices. There were many disappointing, unoriginal, and boring outfits this year sadly but some celebs definitely came dressed to impress and stole the show.
Katy Perry in Maison Margiela
Joe Jonas in H&M
Kylie Jenner in Versace accompanied by Donatella Versace
Gigi Hadid in Tommy Hilfiger
Selena Gomez in Coach accompanied by The Weeknd
Kim Kardashian in Vivienne Westwood
Nicki Minaj in H&M
Nick Jonas in Ralph Lauren
Cara Delevingne in Chanel
Ashley Graham in H&M
Dakota Johnson in Gucci
Lily Collin in Valentino
Zoë Kravitz in Oscar de la Renta
Zendaya in Dolce & Gabbana
Rihanna in Comme des Garços
The 2017 Met Gala was not as eventful or exciting as precious years when it comes to the fashion celebs wore but there were a few highlights.
Rihanna was the best dressed of the evening since she did follow the theme accordingly and even wore the designer being honored. A few more honorable mentions are Lily Collins, Dakota Johnson, Ashley Graham, and even Katy Perry. These ladies were not afraid to take a risk and went for a more abstract look. They really embodied the essence of what Rei Kawakubo´s vision is.
Kylie Jenner, Kim Kardashian, and Selena Gomez definitely lacked when it came down to originality and following the theme. They looked nice but their looks are quite frankly very forgettable.
There was a lot more to be desired by many of the celebrities that attended the Met Gala this year. It´s a bit disappointing to see the lack of effort especially when given such a bold and innovative theme such as Comme des Garçon but there is always next year.
Who do you think was the best and worst dressed celebrities of the evening were?