Was The Met Gala's Fashion Daring Enough?

We think so. Here are our favorite boundary-pushing looks.


Most red-carpet fashion is designed to flatter, which is why it’s generally just so boring. Nipped-in waists, plunging necklines and thigh high slits— serious snooze fest. We’ve seen it all before. But the Met Gala is different. It’s a designated opportunity to play mad scientist with fashion in the realm of what we call "black-tie" garb. 

This year, the gala paid homage to Japanese fashion designer Rei Kawakubo, and since the designer has a penchant for the absurd, the red carpet followed suit. The best looks of the evening were centered on extremes, embodying a careful balance between exaggerated and poetic. 

Here are our top picks for the most memorable looks at the Met Gala this year. 

Katy Perry in Maison Mariegla

Selena Gomez in Coach & The Weeknd

Lily Aldridge in Ralph Lauren & Balenciaga

Lily-Rose Depp in Chanel

Cara Delevingne in Chanel

Solange Knowles in Thom Browne

Liu Wen

Gigi Hadid in Tommy Hilfiger

Bella Hadid in Alexander Wnag

Kylie Jenner in Versace

Hailey Baldwin in Carolina Herrera

Blake Lively in Lorraine Schwart & Ryan Reynolds

Kendall Jenner in La Perla Haute Couture

Rihanna wearing Comme des Garcons

Image Source:  nytimes.com