From Katy Perry and Kim Kardashian to Alexa Chung...
The Met Gala is one of the most exciting events on the fashion calendar and sees some of the hottest celebrities step out in the finest fashion creations, with some pretty incredible red carpet results.
Held annually at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, The Costume Institute Gala has seen quite a few unforgettable moments over the years, and this year will be no exception. The theme? Rei Kawakubo/Comme des Garcons: Art of the In-Between, as set by this year’s exhibition.
Seeing as celebrities always take a theme and run away with it, we can except some real showstoppers on the red carpet, especially as Rei Kawakubo’s designs tend to be innovative and structurally bold.
Past years have included Gigi Hadid and Zayn Malik in body armour for 2016’s Manus x Machina theme, and Katy Perry in a daring Moschino gown as a tribute to the China: Through the Looking Glass exhibition.
Back in 2009, the one and only Victoria Beckham stepped out in an ultra-short Marc Jacobs polka dot creation for the Model as Muse ball. Fellow brit Kate Moss made waves in that show-stopping foil-effect one shoulder number with matching turban in 2006, as accompanied by close designer pal Marc Jacobs – an infamous fashion moment most associate with the annual fundraising gala.
In 2005, it was all about high impact dresses with Elle McPherson opting for a for sunny yellow bandeau creation and Sophie Dahl baring all in a black sheer number.
But enough reminiscing. This year, super-stylish attendees who made Ana Wintour’s guestlist included Kylie Jenner, Alexa Chung, Emma Roberts, Gisele Bundchen, a few Victoria’s Secret Angels and Katy Perry to name just a few, and we’ve got our fingers crossed for an apparition from Queen Bey.
Scroll down for a peak at the hottest dresses as they appear on the red carpet…
Co-chair Katy Perry made quite the entrance in a jaw-dropping Maison Margiela gown.
Gisele was one of the first to walk the Met Gala 2017 red carpet, with husband Tom Brady.
The model wore a silver sequin Stella McCartney cut-out dress.
Helen Lasichanh and Pharell Williams on the red carpet, both wearing Comme des Garçons.
Sofia Richie in a plunging metallic gown by Topshop and Messika jewellery. Who doesn’t love the high street?
The model opted for a chic, minimalist white dress for the occasion.
Mindy Kaling in a midnight blue Prabal Gurung sequin dress.
Like Katy Perry, actress Rose Byrne went for a red tulle number by Ralph Lauren.
Red was definitely the colour of choice on the, er, red carpet. We love Joan Smalls’s slinky dress.
In monochrome Oscar de la Renta.
The model went for a black ballgown.
After last year’s LED ballgown, Clare Danes opted for an edgier deconstructed shirt and trouser combo this year.
The first power suit of the night, courtesy of Aymeline Valade and Marni.
The stunning Lily Collins in structured Valentino, which she accessorised with a Tyler Ellis clutch and Tiffany jewellery.
Mother and daughter bringing cool to the red carpet in Marc Jacobs.
In a bright blue dress with OTT sleeves.
The actress brought attitude to the red carpet in psychedelic Michael Kors.
The actress opted for a classic white Louis Vuitton gown embroidered with nude lace, paired with Repossi jewellery.
The designer brought a pop of colour to the red carpet in a a lime gown.
So simple but so chic.
On trend in an off-the-shoulder Brock collection gown.
In custom made Ralph Lauren.
In an eye-popping red DVF dress.
The queen of style in a polka dot chiffon number by DVF.
Tapping into the corset trend in a chic black and white DVF dress.
We’re in love with this off-the-shoulder Zac Posen gown.
In punky Louis Vuitton and Repossi jewellery.
Kylie Jenner followed in big sister Kim Kardashian’s footsteps in a nude see-through gown by Versace, quite apt as she was Donatella’s date for the night.
Bringing the mermaid trend to the red carpet in shimmering Marc Jacobs.
Selena wore a custom Coach dress and Tiffany jewellery.
The Line of Duty actress wowed with a bold headpiece and red dress.
Textured dinner jackets were the weapon of choice to stand out in the sea of tuxedos.
In a deconstructed custom made H&M gown.
Selena Gomez and The Weeknd made their red carpet debut.
In a beautiful black origami-style Gucci gown.
In head-to-toe sequins.
In white Ralph Lauren with thigh-high red boots.
Kendall Jenner rocked up in a barely there La Perla lingerie couture dress.
Zoe Kravitz has a bit of a Marilyn Monroe in a powder pink Oscar de la Renta column dress with embellished cape.
Felicity Jones went for Victoriana vibes in a powder blue high collar dress.
Owning the theme.
Wearing a Carolina Herrera jumpsuit.
Showing off her bump in an emerald gown by Versace.
We can always count on these two to bring ethereal style to the red carpet.
In a dramatic nude floral Dolce & Gabbana dress.
In an artistic black frock.
Elle Fanning’s icy blue Miu Miu dress did not disappoint.
The couple looked on point as per.
In an elaborate custom H&M corset dress.
Slaying in a Michael Kors patchwork dress and Rei Kawakubo hair.
We love a bold look on the red carpet. Go big or go home is our motto.
Playing it safe in Prada.
Stella’s white H&M dress is all about the details.
In shimmering Paco Rabanne.
Jessica dazzles in buttercup yellow Prada.
In masculine tailoring, courtesy of Carolina Herrera. She teamed it with a Tyler Ellis clutch.
Kim also opted for a corset-style dress.
Just check out the bottom of that Versace dress.
Championing the sheer trend.
Wearing an H&M creation.
In a move no one saw coming, Jaden Smith brought his own (cut-off) hair as an accessory.
In a cut-out red dress by Michael Kors.
Hayley shunned dresses in favour of this bold two-piece.
Romantic in Herrera.
Loving the bold beauty look and the custom Altuzarra outfit.
Wearing avant garde Vera Wang.
In Tory Burch – those sleeves!
Another fabulous Valentino gown and Tiffany jewellery.
Cara Delevingne rocking the Chanel space-age power suit.
In a floral Marni gown.
Making an unexpected return to the red carpet in custom Calvin Klein.
Gold everything. Seriously, that’s gold leaf in her hair.
In a true departure from her usual style, Amy wore a bold vinyl dress.
Rihanna wore an actual work of art from Comme des Garçons.
Reese’s directional ruffles are the perfect tribute to Rei. The actress teamed it with Tiffany jewellery.
Anna Cleveland’s Comme Des Garçons look was chosen for her by Rei.
Giving us a 60s retro feel in powder blue Valentino.
Wearing La Perla couture like Kendall.
Wearing DVF, a Paula Cademartori clutch and Repossi jewellery.
Bella turned heads in her Alexander Wang catsuit.
In beautifully bright Chanel.
In a deconstructed Tommy Hilfiger dress, teamed with a Tyler Ellis clutch.
We love how Kate matched her hair to her Stella McCartney dress.
In black Stella McCartney.
Madonna’s camo dress was less controversial than last year’s outfit.
The ruffles on this bold orange Prada gown are everything and Tiffany jewellery never hurts either.
Madonna’s camouflage dress made quite the impression.
Zendaya floated up the red carpet in a parrot print D&G gown.
The feather cuffs elevate this otherwise classic navy dress.
In a stunning Ralph & Russo ballgown and Tiffany jewellery.
In an edgy silver foil dress.
It’s all about the sleeves.
You can always count on Solange to bring the unexpected to the red carpet, and she did just that in aThom Browne black puffa jacket with extra long train.
Claire Foy looked regal in a floral print dress.
Dress also opted for a DVF dress.
Julianne’s feather Calvin Klein dress is on point.
Looking sleek in Burberry and Repossi jewellery.
All tied up in a red bow dress.
Celine Dion made an epic comeback in Valentino.
Miranda opted for a 50s style Oscar de la Renta dress.
The singer looked chic in the palest of pinks.
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