This year’s Met Gala 2017 honoured the opening of Comme des Garçons founder Rei Kawakubo’s “Art of the In-Between” exhibition, which runs from May 4 to September 4. As expected, all eyes turned to the red carpet where a slew of celebrities and fashion mavens were decked out in unique silhouettes and avant-garde designs, paying homage to the illustrious Japanese fashion designer.

The keywords to keep in mind are “innovative” and “challenging” here, so we have handpicked our 7 favourite looks on the red carpet that are guaranteed to make you scream with joy or sigh with admiration. Scroll through the slideshow!

Rihanna in Comme des Garçons

The chanteuse wore the honoured designer’s work from her 2016 runway collection, which featured layers of colourful creations and tiered three-dimensional flower petals that offered a dramatic look from every angle. We think she is the queen of the Met Gala 2017!

Cara Delevigne in Chanel

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The model and actress rocked the runway in a spectacular brocade metallic Chanel pantsuit from the brand’s spring 2017 collection. Moreover, Cara, who recently shaved her head for a new film, sported a silver cap that made it look like she had stepped out of a sci-fi flick.

Priyanka Chopra in Ralph Lauren

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Beware her train! Actress Priyanka Chopra stunned the crowd with an off-the-shoulder trench coat dress by Ralph Lauren that also came with a super-long train, popped-up collar and black ankle-length boots.

Gigi Hadid in Tommy Hilfiger

The supermodel came in an asymmetrical champagne gown by Tommy Hilfiger paired with skimming fishnets and a coloured tulle train on the other half.

Lily Collins in Giambattista Valli 

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Although actress Lily Collins didn’t wear Rei Kawakubo’s clothes, she paid homage by sporting the designer’s bob cut hairstyle! The British actress wowed the crowd in a frothy pink gown with a black bustier that gave her the edge.

Gisele Bundchen in Stella McCartney

While everyone showed off their avant-garde looks, supermodel Gisele Bundchen kept it simple and classy in Stella McCartney’s backless metallic-sequined gown paired with a high ponytail and diamond-drop earrings.

Blake Lively in Atelier Versace

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Blake Lively graced the 2017 Met Gala in a plunging and glitzy dress featuring draped gold beading on the bodice and a gorgeous feathered train in shades of bright blue. Isn’t she lovely?

 

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