“Fashion is the armor to survive the reality of everyday life.”
– Bill Cunningham
The Met Gala 2017 honored famed Japanese designer Rei Kawakuno, founder of the avant garde label – Comme des Garçons and was entitled “Rei Kawakubo/Comme des Garçons: Art of the In-Between,”. Her creations are the definition of avant garde – experimental, edgy, and definitely interesting. The Met Gala or Oscars of the East Coast are always an interesting red carpet to watch. This year’s theme promised to be even edgier than previous years. While I’m a fan of more traditional, glamorous gowns, I am still able to appreciate some of the more unique gowns as well. Here are some of my favorite looks from the night.
Best Dressed from the Met Gala 2017
Kudos to H&M for creating a dress with such a romantic vibe! Cassie and Diddy made quite a pair and I was pretty impressed with his tuxedo. Rita Ora’s Marchesa gown was unexpectedly edgy, but pretty as well. I think I’d wear Tracee Ellis Ross’ Comme des Garçons dress!
Ashley Graham in H&M
Cassie in On Aura Tour and Diddy in Rick Owens
Dakota Johnson in Gucci
Hailey Baldwin in Carolina Herrera
Pharrell Williams and Helen Lasichanh in Comme des Garçons
Rihanna in Comme des Garçons
Rita Ora in Marchesa
Tracee Ellis Ross in Comme des Garçons
One of the standouts was the feathered train on Blake Lively’s Atelier Versace dress – love the pop of color. I also loved the side train on Emmy Rossum’s Carolina Herrera gown. Finally, Priyanka Chopra’s Ralph Lauren trench coat gown was certainly unexpected and interesting!
Bee Schaffer in Alexander McQueen
Blake Lively in Atelier Versace
Donna Karan in Donna Karan
Emmy Rossum in Carolina Herrera
Jennifer Lopez in Valentino
Katy Holmes in Zac Posen
Priyanka Chopra in Ralph Lauren
Zoe Kravitz in Oscar de la Renta
Best fitted looks
Kate Hudson and Naomi Watts both wore light, but distinct Stella McCartney looks. I love the simple shapes and beautiful fit of both gowns. Naomi Campbell is timelessly gorgeous in this Edward Enninful creation – it’ll be interesting to see his work as Vogue UK’s Editor!
Diane Kruger in Diane von Furstenberg
Kate Hudson in Stella McCartney
Kerry Washington in Michael Kors
Naomi Campbell in Edward Enninful
Naomi Watts in Stella McCartneyReese Witherspoon in Mugler