A night of fundraising, forward-thinking fashion and endless fun. Held in New York City to benefit the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Costume Institute, the Met Gala, formally called the Costume Institute Gala, encourages spectacular outfitting from the biggest and brightest stars, with attendees expected to tailor their looks to fit the tone of the year’s exhibition.
The theme this year, ‘Rei Kawakubo/Comme des Garçons: Art of the In-Between,’ encouraged an avant-garde approach to proceedings, and it’s safe to say this year’s honourees stepped up to the plate with dazzling displays of haute couture and creative costuming.
From Rhianna’s floral extravaganza to Cara Delevingne’s shaved and silvered head, join us as we look at the Met Gala 2017’s best dressed women.
Rocking the red carpet in a gorgeously tropical Dolce & Gabbana dress, actress Zendaya took a classic shape and made it her own with a summery statement print.
Her mussed afro, parrot-red off the shoulder detailing and subtle jewelry all come together to create a striking, memorable outfit.
Lily Rose Depp
In a sea of black and white and beige, Lily Rose Depp brought a much welcome injection of colour to the mix with her vibrant hot pink Chanel dress.
We love the tight bodice and full skirt, keeping her silhouette interesting and playful.
Notice the delicate floral embroidery detailing across the shoulder – a beautiful and subtle alternative to traditional jewelry.
As co-host to the event, Katy Perry had no choice but to up the ante in the fashion stakes.
Luckily, she rose to the challenge in true avant-garde style, wearing this beautiful veiled Maison Margiela piece reminiscent of her look in this month’s Vogue.
Outlandish style may not be to everyone’s taste, but Perry gets serious points for channeling the Comme des Garçons theme while turning traditional notions of beauty and fashion on its head.
We particularly love the wacky ‘Witness’ headpiece, complete with springs and hinges – because, well, why not?
Walking the prestigious red carpet in striking Ralph Lauren, model Lily Aldridge paid homage to the eccentric Comme des Garçons in a stunning cut-away dress and thigh-high Latex Balenciaga boots.
The tulle veil adds a welcome shock of pink, while the simple earrings complete the memorable look.
We adore the cape-come-train, which, rumor has it, required three people to hold on the way to the event. Now that’s dedication to the cause!
As the only attendee to wear the honored Commes des Garçons, Rihanna didn’t waste the opportunity to go big, bold and beautiful in this fabulous floral explosion.
We adore the busy ditsy prints, accentuated by the carefully colored scattering of plain petals, inviting the eye to fall upon every little detail of the outfit.
It’s a brash and gusty look, but one that’s altogether feminine, too – a perfect ensemble then for the multi-faceted and incredibly talented woman wearing it.
Stepping out in a stunning silver Chanel suit, Cara Delevingne wowed the crowds with her magnificent metallic look.
The newly bald star rallied against typical beauty standards with her shiny silver sheen, and proved you don’t need trailing tresses to steal the show. We can’t get enough of this space-age chic!
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