In celebration of the Costume Institute’s new exhibition “Rei Kawakubo/Comme des Garcons: Art of the In-Between,” the biggest celebrity names gathered in New York City for fashion’s most important night of the year — the Met Gala.
Rei Kawakubo has become an industry legend for her unconventional, avant-garde creations — many of which look more like art than fashion. She disregards the concept of flattering in favor of bold, statement-making pieces. Last night, influential designers took a stab at her flair for the dramatic by dressing the biggest It Girls in on-theme looks. Others weren’t so brave and, instead, chose to simply adopt Kawakubo’s signature hairstyle — a short, ultra-blunt bob with bangs. Find out who hit the mark.
15. Cara Delevingne in Chanel Haute Couture
Wearing head-to-toe silver (literally), Cara Delevingne certainly wasn’t afraid to take risks when it came to this avant-garde theme. Continue reading
For fashion’s biggest night of the year, the brightest names in Hollywood pulled out all the stops. The theme “Manus x Machina: Fashion in an Age of Technology” inspired many to wear head-to-toe metallics, pile on sequins, and quite literally glow in LED lights. But who stood out or adopted the theme best? Take a look at our choice favorites from this year’s red carpet for the Costume Institute’s annual exhibit.
15. Taylor Swift in Louis Vuitton
Ever since Anna Wintour encouraged Taylor Swift to go edgier on the cover of the latest Vogue, the pop star has been making waves in the fashion world. From her bleached bob to her thick gladiator heels, Swift’s ensemble is daring. Though the mini dress figure with tiered ruffling isn’t our favorite, all the other elements are working in her favor. Continue reading
The Met Gala is arguably fashion’s biggest night of the year. It’s the night for the bold risk, the risqué cutouts (we see you, Miley), the abstract art-turned-gowns. It’s at the Met Gala where stylists are allowed to be their most daring. With the world’s top actors, models, pop stars, and fashion icons in attendance, who was the best dressed? Take a look at our choice favorites from this year’s red carpet for the Costume Institute’s “China: Through the Looking Glass” exhibit.
15. Candice Swanepoel in Michael Kors
Michael Kors created some brilliant looks on the red carpet last night, including this gown worn by Victoria’s Secret Angel Candice Swanepoel. The plunging lace number was teamed with a tan clutch, sparkling diamonds at her wrist, and a single white gardenia twisted into the base of her hair bun. In this case, it was her lack of risk that paid off.