The spectacle that was the Met Gala 2017 theme was Rei Kawakubo, the Avant grade designer and founder of Comme des Garcons. Known for conceptual designs, Kawakubo has been at the forefront of edgy, sometimes surreal looks since 1969.
The Metropolitan Museum of Art Costume Institute’s curator Andrew Bolton and Vogue US Editor in Chief Anna Wintour have called “Rei a major influence in the world of fashion.” This writer would agree. Comme des Garcons advances fashion design in ways few other brands would even dare to try. Kawakubo advanced the colors, shapes and materials in unusual ways that were later filtered through to mainstream fashion.
There was no knockout look this year as A-list celebrities were challenged to merge Red Carpet with Vanguard style. Some did well; some should deserved honorable mentions, while others went over the cliff in failure.
Hit the Mark-Lily Collins, Sofia Sanchez, Ashley Graham, and Cynthia Erivo
Best Suits-Rami Malek, Cara Delevinge, and Aymeline Valade
Ralph Lauren Bedroom Collection from Bloomingdales in the form of a dress-Lena Dunham
Naked and too much sharing in all the wrong places-Kendall Jenner, Bella Hadid
Bride of Dracula-Katy Perry
Misunderstood the invitation-Emma Roberts and Katie Holmes
Surprisingly Demure-Kim Kardashian and Niki Minaj
Please buy a mirror-Madonna