All you need to know about Met Gala 2017

The Metropolitan Museum in New York saw its most important fashion event of the year –  71st Costume Institute Benefit. It keeps the traditions and this year, as usually, “fashion’s biggest night out” took place on the first Monday of May. This year a fundraising exhibition was themed “Rei Kawakubo/Comme des Garçons: Art of the in-Between.”

Rei Kawakubo. Photo by: Eiichiro Sakata

“Rei Kawakubo is one of the most important and influential designers of the past forty years,” said the Costume Institute’s curator in charge, Andrew Bolton to Vogue magazine. “By inviting us to rethink fashion as a site of constant creation, recreation, and hybridity, she has defined the aesthetics of our time.”

For the first time, 120 mannequins featuring Japanese designer’s womenswear were openly placed to the viewer without any physical limitations such as glass or septum.

The pieces on display showcased Kawakubo’s fashion history, starting from the brand’s first collection released in 1981 and finishing with nowadays’ designs.  Selected clothing will be divided in contrast sections: East/West, Past/ Present, etc.

Rei Kawakubo’s fashion

Although the main aim of MET Gala was collecting donations for the museum, the most attention attracted 150-foot-long red carpet event.

An invitation to the party is long-awaited and taken as an honor by everyone, despite the ticket cost reaching $25,000.

That evening was cohost and cochaired by Katy Perry, Pharrell Williams, and Anna Wintour, with Kawakubo serving as honorary chair.

Met Gala 2017 was sponsored by Apple, Condé Nast, Farfetch, H&M, and Maison Valentino.

It was so exciting to see the most fashionable outfits of well-known celebrities and respected guests, which were neatly prepared about a half year in advanced.

Have a look at our selection of the most extravagant, sensual, stunning and colourful outlooks of the event HERE.

Abiodun Odusola

Creative Writer. Nature's Muse.

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