MET GALA

Rihanna, Tracee Ellis Ross and Everyone Who Actually Wore Comme des Garcons to the 2017 Met Gala


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No matter the theme, each year celebrity attendees struggle to adhere to the Metropolitan Museum of Art Costume Institute Gala prompt. Last year, the theme was “Manus x Machina: Fashion in an Age of Technology,” which you’d think would be pretty straightforward. And yet! And yet… But this year posed even more of a challenge with the exhibit being “Rei Kawakubo / Comme des Garçons: Art of the In-Between.” Most interpreted this as an opportunity to either wear red, or go a little avant-garde. Others, like Kim Kardashian, went in the opposite direction, and stunned with their simplicity. The most obvious choice, however, would be to splurge on some actual Comme des Garçons. But less than ten major celebrities took the plunge! Of course, Rihanna did everyone a favor by wearing the biggest and brightest piece she could find (from the exhibition, no less). Plus, risk-takers like Pharrell Williams and his wife Helen Lasichanh, Tracee Ellis Ross, and even Caroline Kennedy stepped up to the plate. For this, we thank them.

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Rihanna

Rihanna attends the “Rei Kawakubo/Comme des Garcons: Art Of The In-Between” Costume Institute Gala at Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 1, 2017 in New York City.

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Tracee Ellis Ross

Tracee Ellis Ross attends the “Rei Kawakubo/Comme des Garcons: Art Of The In-Between” Costume Institute Gala at Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 1, 2017 in New York City.

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Helen Lasichanh and Pharrell Williams

Helen Lasichanh and Pharrell Williams attend the “Rei Kawakubo/Comme des Garcons: Art Of The In-Between” Costume Institute Gala at Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 1, 2017 in New York City.

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Rick Owens and Michèle Lamy

Rick Owens and Michèle Lamy attend “Rei Kawakubo/Comme des Garcons: Art Of The In-Between” Costume Institute Gala – Arrivals at Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 1, 2017 in New York City.

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Caroline Kennedy

Caroline Kennedy attends the “Rei Kawakubo/Comme des Garcons: Art Of The In-Between” Costume Institute Gala at Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 1, 2017 in New York City.

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Anna Cleveland

Anna Cleveland arrives at “Rei Kawakubo/Comme des Garcons: Art Of The In-Between” Costume Institute Gala at The Metropolitan Museum on May 1, 2017 in New York City.

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Baz Luhrmann

Baz Luhrmann and Catherine Martin arrives at “Rei Kawakubo/Comme des Garcons: Art Of The In-Between” Costume Institute Gala at The Metropolitan Museum on May 1, 2017 in New York City.

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Sofía Sanchez Barrenechea

Sofía Sanchez Barrenechea attends “Rei Kawakubo/Comme des Garcons: Art Of The In-Between” Costume Institute Gala – Arrivals at Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 1, 2017 in New York City.

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Stella Tennant

Stella Tennant attends “Rei Kawakubo/Comme des Garcons: Art Of The In-Between” at the Metropolitan Museum Costume Institute Gala on May 1, 2017 in New York City.