Met Gala 2017 Pays Homage to Commes de Garçon 

When Issa Monday, anything is possible. Even if it’s seeing one of your favorite celebs arriving at The Met! On the first Monday of May, New York City’s own Metropolitan Museum of Art hosted their annual spring benefit for the Costume Institute. Tickets for this highly anticipated annual fundraiser can cost as much as $30,000. 

Photo Credit: Getty Images. Rihanna in custom Rei Kawakubo
Photo Credit: Getty Images/ Chrissy Tiegen, Georgina Chapman and Rita Ora in Marchesa
Photo Credit: Getty Images/ Cara Delavigne in Chanel
Photo Credit: Getty Images/ Donatella Versace and Kylie Jenner in Versace
Photo Credit: Getty Images/ Jennifer Lopez in Valentino and Alex Rodriguez
Photo Credit: Getty Images/ Madonna in custom Moschino pictured with Jeremy Scott
Photo Credit: Getty Images/ Nicki Minaj in custom H&M

This year’s gala payed homage to Rei Kawakubo, known for her avant-garde designs. Celebrities were asked to dress for this season’s gala in pieces inspired by Kawakubo’s designs. The exhibit itself, features approximately 140 examples of Kawakubo’s womenswear for Comme des Garçons dating from the early 1980s to her most recent collection.
Objects are organized into nine aesthetic expressions of interstitiality in Kawakubo’s work: Absence/Presence, Design/Not Design, Fashion/Anti-Fashion, Model/Multiple, Then/Now, High/Low, Self/Other, Object/Subject, and Clothes/Not Clothes. 

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