The pinnacle of style and the highlight of the New York social calendar, the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City welcomes the who’s who of the fashion industry to their annual Met Gala, as well as celebrity stars and young creatives. The fundraising event also signifies the opening of the annual fashion exhibition, which this year honours Japanese Comme des Garcons designer Rei Kawakubo entitled ‘Rei Kawakubo/Comme des Garcons: Art of the In-Between’. Considered more of an artist than a fashion designer, Kawakubo has built a fashion empire and is constantly pushing the boundaries, making people question everything they know about conventional clothes and the female form. She is known mostly for her incredible technique in silhouettes, draping and fit.
Held on Monday May first, the event called for avant garde black tie, and while some absolutely nailed the brief, others fell tragically short. Below is my list of the best and worst which, lets be honest, is everyone’s favourite part of any fashion event.
This bunch have not only nailed the brief but also look incredible. Snaps for these fine ladies.
Wearing: Comme des Garcons
Looks Like: everyone else sucks.
Wearing: On Aura Tout Vu
Looks Like: Pipe cleaners, but like, fashionable pipe cleaners.
Wearing: Thom Browne
Looks Like: a sleeping bag, but ready in case it rains
Looks Like: Gothic Princess
Wearing: Custom Marchesa
Looks Like: she escaped from under the Xmas tree
Looks Like: a throw back to Catwoman
Wearing: Comme des Garcon
Looks Like: a flying squirrel that has trouble eating. Pharrell fed her.
This bunch have either completely missed the theme, or wear the theme so poorly that it’s just unforgivable. Shame, shame. Shame on you.
Looks Like: She had a fight with the shredder during a ‘dress like Captain Jack Sparrow day’ at the office. And lost.
Looks Like: She robbed an army surplus shore, with a train that looks like something you would find on a Tough Mudder assault course.
Looks Like: a terribly dressed ostrich.
Wearing: A kilt.
Looks Like: she nailed the theme, but still a very large kilt.
Wearing: God knows what.
Looks Like: a bunch of delflated balloons, but also, a contestent on Drag Race.
Wearing: La Perla
Looks Like: Nothing. I literally see nothing.
Wearing : Calvin Klein by Appointment
Looks Like: Highest paid call girl from Dullsville, Arizona
This group maybe didn’t hit the mark in terms of theme, but dayam, they look good!
Fei Fei Sun