The 2017 Metropolitan Museum of Art Costume Institute Gala is finally here, and somehow the red carpet looks are even better than expected. Year after year, celebrities, models, and fashion insiders outdo themselves with unthinkable attire that gets the public talking for months. This year is no different, as the theme is honoring Rei Kawakubo of Comme des Garçons, the second living designer to be featured since Yves Saint Laurent.
Thanks to Kawakubo’s constant knack for pushing boundaries, this year’s attendees clearly decided to follow suit. Since the number of red carpet looks at this particular event can get overwhelming, we’re bringing you the best of the evening right here.
Go on to see the best red carpet looks from the 2017 Met Gala.
WHO: Katy Perry
WEAR: Maison Margiela “artisanal” designed by John Galliano, red décortiqué embroidered wool coat layered over a red tulle and silk chiffon dress with embroidered satin ribbon embellishment. Worn with a red silk tulle veil, headpiece in high polished chrome, and red Tabi boots.
WEAR: Comme des Garçons; Le Vian rings; Dvani rings.
WHO: Anna Wintour
WEAR: Custom Chanel dress by Karl Lagerfeld inspired by the house’s recent S/S 17 haute couture collection.
WHO: Selena Gomez
WEAR: Coach dress; Tiffany archival necklace with rhodolites and diamonds from the 1982 Blue Book collection, along with three Tiffany rings.
WHO: Kylie Jenner
WHO: Lily Aldridge
WEAR: Ralph Lauren dress; Balenciaga boots; Divas’ Dream High Jewelry Ring and Heritage Bulgari earrings.
WHO: Gigi Hadid
WEAR: Tommy Hilfiger dress; Wolford's Twenties Stay-Ups; Jacquie Aiche black rhodium 6 onyx trillion drop stud, black rhodium ice pick earring, black rhodium onyx round and trillion drop stud, and pavé diamond midi rings; Christian Louboutin black fishnet and suede point toe pump.
WHO: Emily Ratajkowski
WEAR: Custom Marc Jacobs turquoise and yellow sequin tank gown with a navy velvet empire waist and navy satin platform sandals.
WHO: Lily-Rose Depp
WHO: Kate Bosworth
WEAR: Tory Burch black organza gown and bolero jacket made of laser-cut petals with scalloped edges; Roger Vivier shoes.
WHO: Solange Knowles
WEAR: Thom Browne.
WHO: Rita Ora
WEAR: Custom Marchesa.
WHO: Mary-Kate Olsen and Ashley Olsen
WEAR: Inspired by Rei Kawakubo’s “Broken Brides” collection of fall 2005.
WHO: Cara Delevingne
WEAR: Chanel suit; Christian Louboutin silver specchio leather point toe pump.
WHO: Lily Colllins
WEAR: Giambattista Valli dress; Tiffany diamond cluster earrings and an assortment of diamond rings.
WHO: Emma Roberts
WEAR: Diane von Furstenberg dress cut from heavy hammered satin in lipstick red, Soirée bag in pink velvet with large white pearls and a gold chain strap, and fur stole.
WHO: Jennifer Lopez
WEAR: Custom Valentino Haute Couture gown specially designed for her by creative director Pierpaolo Piccioli; Giuseppe Zanotti shoes; more than 150 carats of Harry Winston diamonds.
WHO: Bella Hadid
WEAR: Alexander Wang; Bulgari jewelry.
WEAR: Dolce & Gabanna Alta Moda dress; Jimmy Choo shoes; Forevermark jewelry.
WHO: Lupita Nyong'o
WEAR: Prada coral organza chiffon strapless sheath gown embellished with hand-cut organza flowers across the neckline, cascading down the back; Tiffany drop earrings and four multicolored rings, including sapphire, yellow diamond, and orange gemstone.
WHO: Adriana Lima
WEAR: Alberta Ferretti dress; Giuseppe Zanotti shoes; Chopard jewelry.
WHO: Mandy Moore
WEAR: Michael Kors Collection cashmere knit gown made of Italian stretch cashmere. Each flower petal was cut and sewn by hand.
WHO: Behati Prinsloo
WEAR: Tosphop nude silk crepe body-skimming gown with fitted bodice and folded cup details with square-cut designs to create a sweeping train; Harry Winston jewelry.
WHO: Candice Swanepoel
WEAR: Topshop black silk Gazar gown with corseted bodice and couture folded skirt.
WHO: Allison Williams
WEAR: Diane von Furstenberg dress with a structured column silhouette; Jimmy Choo shoes.
WHO: Doutzen Kroes
WEAR: Brock Collection off-the-shoulder gown in red lightweight taffeta from the F/W 17 collection.
WHO: Kim Kardashian
WEAR: Vivienne Westwood.
WHO: Joan Smalls
WEAR: Topshop deep red silk crepe gown with plunging neckline and cut-out sides, gunmetal Swarovski studded body contour panels, chain detailing, and a thigh-high slit.
WHO: Mindy Kaling
WEAR: Prabal Gurung dress; Jacob & Co. Safety Pin Ring in 18k white gold and palladium with 0.64 carat diamonds.
WHO: Sofia Richie
WEAR: Topshop silver and gold lamé gown with a deep-V neckline and cowl-back detailing; Giuseppe Zanotti shoes.
WHO: Kendall Jenner
WEAR: La Perla haute couture; Christian Louboutin black lace point toe pump.
WHO: Zoë Kravitz
WEAR: Oscar de la Renta dress; Christian Louboutin black suede sandal with ankle strap; Tacori jewelry.
WHO: Celine Dion
WHO: Felicity Jones
WEAR: Erdem floral fil-coupé gown.
WHO: Kerry Washington
WEAR: Custom black double-crepe-sablé cutout gown with silver patchwork embroidery, silver Niki snakeskin sandals from the fall 2017 Michael Kors Collection, a black pin-embellished velvet choker, and a silver Yasmeen grommeted snakeskin clutch from the Resort 17 Michael Kors Collection.
WHO: Reese Witherspoon
WEAR: Mugler dress; Tiffany diamonds, including drop earrings, a Tiffany archival bracelet, and two rings.
WHO: Dree Hemingway
WEAR: Diane von Furstenberg dress constructed from black embroidered tulle with floral appliqué and tissue-weight striped organza in ivory and a custom embroidered skirt and Soirée bag in black suede with a silver oversize curb chain strap; Sanjay Kasliwal jewelry.
WHO: Dakota Johnson
WHO: Bee Schaffer
WEAR: Alexander McQueen ivory heritage patchwork jacquard evening dress with ivory feather stitching and polished brass Tree-of-Life heritage patchwork jacquard box clutch.
WHO: Sarah Paulson
WEAR: Prada midnight blue silk satin sheath gown embellished with black and red ostrich and marabou feathers at the wrists and hem.
WHO: Diane Kruger
WEAR: Prada white cady gown accented with asymmetric blouson bow back and train, adorned at the front with clusters of gold and crystal; Heritage Bulgari jewelry.
WHO: Lily James
WEAR: Burberry dress; Repossi jewelry.
WHO: Ashley Graham
WEAR: H&M corset dress influenced by Kawakubo’s interest in revealing the inner workings of garments; Schutz shoes.
WHO: Gisele Bündchen
WEAR: Bespoke pewter embroidered cutout gown by Stella McCartney for the Green Carpet Challenge; Platinum by Neil Lane jewelry.
WHO: Chrissy Teigen
WEAR: Custom Marchesa; Jennifer Behr jewelry.
WHO: Daisy Ridley
WEAR: Oscar de la Renta custom black-and-white abstract floral print gown by Laura Kim and Fernando Garcia for Oscar de la Renta, inspired by the fall 2017 collection; Christian Louboutin black suede d’Orsay pumps with buckle ankle strap.
WHO: Zoey Deutch
WEAR: Tory Burch ivory silk shantung minimalist gown with exaggerated flounce sleeves and hand-cut, hand-enameled disk earrings.
WHO: Claire Foy
WEAR: Erdem floral jacquard gown.
WHO: Miranda Kerr
WEAR: Oscar de la Renta fall 2017 silver lamé and red poppies jacquard gown; Christian Louboutin silver specchio leather strappy sandal.
WHO: Blake Lively
WEAR: Versace dress; Christian Louboutin bronze leather platform sandal.
WHO: Elle Fanning
WEAR: Miu Miu pale blue chiffon empire line strapless plissé gown with delicate drapery and a flowing soft train.
WHO: Janelle Monáe
WEAR: Calvin Klein dress; Tiffany T earrings and a Tiffany HardWear bold stud earring.
WHO: Jourdan Dunn
WEAR: H&M body-skimming dress that played with the theme of deconstructing and subverting traditional garments.
WHO: Helen Lasichanh
WEAR: Comme des Garçons look from Rei Kawakubo's fall 2017 collection.
WHO: Jemima Kirke
WHO: Hailee Steinfeld
WEAR: Vera Wang.
WHO: Kate Hudson
WEAR: Stella McCartney bespoke optic white silk cady one shoulder gown.
WHO: Katie Holmes
WEAR: Zac Posen dress; Jimmy Choo shoes.
WHO: Hailey Baldwin
WEAR: Carolina Herrera set; Swarovski crystal studded veil created specifically for the occasion by Gigi Burris.
WHO: Gwyneth Paltrow
WEAR: Calvin Klein by Appointment pale pink one-shoulder sequin cocktail dress with angled front slit; $2.3 million in Harry Winston diamonds.
WEAR: Proenza Schouler.
WHO: Maggie Gyllenhaal
WHO: Halle Berry
WEAR: Versace dress; Jimmy Choo shoes; Atelier Swarovski jewelry.
WHO: Jessica Chastain
WEAR: Prada pale yellow chiffon plissé off-the-shoulder gown embellished with crystal embroidery.
WHO: Liu Wen
WEAR: Off-White dress; Paula Cademartori clutch.
WHO: Eva Chen
WEAR: Erdem tulle lace gown and platforms from the Spring Sumer 2017 collection.
WHO: Stella Maxwell
WEAR: H&M conscious sheer organic silk chiffon dress covered in strands of pearls.
WHO: Riley Keough
WEAR: Louis Vuitton dress; Repossi jewelry.
WHO: Claire Danes
WEAR: Monse F/W 17.
WHO: Nicki Minaj
WEAR: H&M sheer organza gown with a long train, featuring extravagant raw-edged silk taffeta and black vinyl roses trapped at the hem and beneath the train.
WHO: Brie Larson
WEAR: Chanel dress; Christian Louboutin gold specchio leather sandal with buckle closure.
WHO: Jennifer Connelly
WEAR: Louis Vuitton.
WHO: Lena Dunham
WEAR: Elizabeth Kennedy.
WHO: Emmy Rossum
WEAR: Carolina Herrera jumpsuit; Christian Louboutin black satin point toe pump.
WHO: Leslie Mann
WHO: Priyanka Chopra
WEAR: Ralph Lauren.
WHO: Daria Strokous
WEAR: Dior Haute Couture black and soft pink ballgown with late-summer embroidery with blackberries and small feathered stars; Dior Fine Jewelry "My Dior" rings; Dior shoes and clutch.
WHO: Taylor Hill
WEAR: David Yurman jewelry; Jimmy Choo shoes.
WHO: Anna Cleveland
WEAR: Comme des Garçons.
WHO: Alexa Chung
WEAR: Diane von Furstenberg dress cut from semi-sheer crinkle chiffon with a screen-printed polka dot pattern in black and ivory and Soirée bag in black sequins.
WHO: Natalia Vodianova
WEAR: Diane von Furstenberg floor-length dress constructed from silk double-face charmeuse in a soft rose color for the body and sleeves, and in gold for the lapel; Repossi jewelry; Paula Cademartori clutch.
WHO: Karlie Kloss
WEAR: Carolina Herrera dress; Forevermark diamonds; Christian Louboutin black satin point toe d’Orsay.
WHO: Ruth Negga
WEAR: Valentino dress; Tiffany jewelry.
WHO: Sasha Lane
WEAR: H&M sheer net-like structured dress embellished with various sizes of polka dots, one of Kawakubo’s key motifs; Christian Louboutin black satin platform sandal.
WHO: Mary J. Blige
WEAR: La Perla.
WHO: Julianne Moore
WEAR: Calvin Klein by Appointment organza slip dress embroidered with translucent beads and embellished with polychromatic hand-painted feathers; Calvin Klein white python high-heeled pumps and brushed metal box clutch; Chopard jewelry.
WHO: Naomi Watts
WEAR: Stella McCartney.
WHO: Thandie Newton
WEAR: Custom Monse.
WHO: Carly Steel
WEAR: Christian Siriano white iridescent bubble gown from Christian Siriano’s Resort 17 collection.
WHO: Isabelle Huppert
WEAR: Dior black silk-and-wool jacket and black silk skirt, beret, bag, and shoes.
WHO: La La Anthony
WEAR: Thai Nguyen Atelier custom high-neck long-sleeve sheer vein-printed and embellished gown with open back and bow.
WHO: Salma Hayek
WHO: Grace Hartzel
WEAR: Dior Haute Couture black wool-and-satin tuxedo-style trouser suit with hooded Bar jacket; Dior shoes and bag.
WHO: Natasha Poly
WEAR: Michael Kors Collection.
WHO: Naomi Campbell
WHO: Diane von Furstenberg
WHO: Princess Elisabeth von Thurn und Taxis
WEAR: Simone Rocha’s custom pastel pink neoprene dress and jacket with hand-embellished leather crochet flowers.
WHO: Laura Osnes
WHO: Sofía Sanchez de Betak
WHO: Lisa Love
WEAR: Thom Brown.
WHO: Rose Byrne
WEAR: Ralph Lauren dress; Dauphin jewelry; Edie Parker bag; Giuseppe Zanotti shoes.
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