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The Met Gala 2017 Red Carpet Report I

The celebs who Comme true.

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Who could tell that it’s already been 48 years since Rei Kawakubo established the seminal label Comme des Garçons, and it’s still (way) ahead of the curve? Widely recognised as the designer’s designer — Martin Margiela, Ann Demeulemeester and Helmut Lang are some of the most imaginative creatives who have cited her as inspiration — the Japanese visionary’s influence spread far and wide. Which is why the Costume Institute has dedicated 2017 to “Rei Kawakubo/Comme des Garçons: Art of the In-Between” exhibition. She is the second living designer to receive this honour, the other being Yves Saint Laurent in 1983. To say the event was highly anticipated is an understatement. Arguably the trickiest dress code to date — it’s avant-garde black tie, by the way — these are the celebs (some worked with design collaborators) who nailed it in their tributes. Perhaps they worked with this Kawakubo’s quote in mind: “There are no limits — I endeavour to make clothes that didn’t exist before.” 

RIHANNA IN COMME DES GARÇONS

Singer @badgalriri lights up on the #MetGala red carpet. #TheMet #MetKawakubo #Rihanna

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KATY PERRY IN MAISON MARGIELA

LILY COLLINS IN GIAMBATTISTA VALLI

DAKOTA JOHNSON IN GUCCI

Dakota Johnson in Gucci #dakotajohnson #gucci #metgala #metkawakubo #fashion

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ALESSANDRO MICHELE IN GUCCI AND COMME DES GARÇONS

SOLANGE KNOWLES IN THOM BROWNE

RICK OWENS AND MICHELE LAMY IN COMME DES GARÇONS

CELINE DION IN VERSACE

@CelineDion steps onto the #MetGala red carpet paying tribute to #MetKawakubo. #TheMet #CelineDion

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LILY ALDRIDGE IN RALPH LAUREN

Lily Aldridge in Ralph Lauren #lilyaldridge #metkawakubo #metgala #ralphlauren

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RITA ORA IN MARCHESA

Oh, hey #RitaOra! #MetGala | : John Shearer/Getty

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ANNA CLEVELAND IN COMME DES GARÇONS

GRACE HARTZEL IN DIOR

STELLA TENNANT IN COMME DES GARÇONS

PRIYANKA CHOPRA IN RALPH LAUREN

@priyankachopra is bringing the drama at the #MetGala

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KATE BOSWORTH IN TORY BURCH

#KateBosworth taking our breath away in @toryburch #metgala

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PHARRELL WILLIAMS AND HELEN LASICHANH IN COMME DES GARÇONS

TRACEE ELLIS ROSS IN COMME DES GARÇONS

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