Every year, we anticipate the first Monday in May for a couple of reasons. For one, it’s when spring finally beings to feel like spring. It’s when April’s showers actually start to bring May flowers. Oh, and, of course, it’s the night of the annual Met Gala.
It just so happens that this year’s soiree may possibly be one of the most highly anticipated Met Galas in some time. As soon as it was confirmed that this year’s theme was Rei Kawakubo, we just knew we were going to see some of the most outrageous, artistic, and otherworldly red carpet looks possibly ever. Known for her avant-garde designs that challenge conventional fashion and beauty, we saw Kawakubo’s style reinterpreted by our favorite celebrities, whether in the form of vintage Commes Des Garcons or modern Gucci, Thom Browne, and even H&M. I mean, it is fashion’s party of the year after all.
Below, we rounded up the 16 looks that totally slayed, from the evening’s co-host Katy Perry’s dramatic Margiela look to Lily-Rose Depp’s simple and sleek, yet slightly off-kilter structured Chanel gown. Click through the gallery below to read on.