Every year, the Metropolitan Museum of Art hosts their Met Gala. The big event is an annual fundraiser to raise money for the museum’s Costume Institute in NYC. Celebrities walk the carpet up the Met’s stairs decked out in extravagant outfits while trying to follow a pre-announced theme, this year the exhibition was dedicated to a special designer (one of my favorites of all time) “Rei Kawakubo/Comme des Garçons: Art of the In-Between.” The 74 year old Japanese designer which founded her brand in 1969, is known for her unorthodox fashion, now she is the only second living designer to be given a solo show at the Met (the first was Yves Saint Laurent in ’83). The designer pushes the envelope with every piece she sends down her runways, she refuses to abide by the rules of fashion which is one of the top reasons why she was chosen as this years honoree. In an interview in The New York Times Rei expresses, “Doing something new doesn’t necessarily have to be beautiful in the eyes of the people who look at it. The result of doing something new is beautiful. The fact of doing something new and people being moved by it is what’s beautiful.”
As mentioned before, celebrities are expected to show up dress according to the theme of the night. This past Monday, while some honored the designer to the T, others decided for a more subtle approach. I asked my best friend Margaret to choose her top three looks of the night and share her thoughts with us. Margaret is all things fashion and I know she lives for the Met Gala, so who better to assist me in sharing the top show stoppers of this year’s gala.
Rihanna crowned “Queen of the Night”: need we say more?
Not only has Rihanna showed up honoring the theme, she isn’t afraid to take risk and show everyone how it’s done. Her looks are always effortless!
Zendaya in a Dolce & Gabbana off-the-shoulder ballgown.
Queen of the Red Carpet is what Zendaya has been labeled as of late. Not only does she look elegant, she has proven that doing less is always more.
Michele Lemy in Comme des Garçon.
Michele had no issues sticking to the theme of the Met Gala and mixing it up with her unique style.