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Met Gala 2017: Fashion Comes Out to Play

Met Gala 2017: Fashion Comes Out to Play

Written by The Strategy

In case you’ve been living under a rock, this years Met Gala celebrated Comme des Garçons Rei Kawakubo. The theme centred around Kawakubo’s designs, that play with the idea of fashion as art. A trend that is no doubt hard to pull off for a night of dinner and dancing – just ask Helen Lasichanh.

The Met Gala -the Oscars of Fashion- red carpet had us glued to our cell phones weeks in advance, trying to get a glimpse of who would be wearing what. Now, while nursing wine hangovers (hey, we wanted to feel like we were there too!), we’ve come up with our best dressed list for the Met Gala 2017.

The Best of The Best – They got the theme, & looked fabulous it it!

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  • Rihanna in Comme des Garçons is an obvious winner. Her look was basically the talk of Twitter the entire night.
  • Fei Fei Sun in Alberta Ferretti Limited Edition did not get the coverage she deserved! White the black fabric kept the look classic, the sleeves gave it an abstract, more artistic look that Rei Kawakubo’s work has been known for.
  • Tracy Ellis Ross in Comme des Garçons was a favourite of mine. Sadly, not many attendees wore Comme des Garçons and we like that Tracy Ellis Ross took the opportunity. But, if we’re being honest, we do wish her shoes were a little more architectural.

The Really Good – They didn’t follow the theme, but we still love what they’re wearing.

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  • Ruth Negga in Valentino is unstoppable. She’s been on our watch list this past year, and we love her in Valentino on the Met Gala red carpet.
  • Naomi Watts in Stella McCartney had us wishing we had this dress hanging in our closets. Stunning. Just stunning.
  • Emily Cooke in Burberry wowed in red, Rei Kawakubo’s favourite colour. We appreciate Cooke’s nod toward it.

Our Favourite Look of The Night – Because we want to be her.



Michèle Lamy in Comme des Garçons was EVERYTHING. The look was completely on point for the theme and she is probably the only person in the world who could pull it off so well. All the awards for Michèle!

Until next year folks!


**Header Image: Courtesy of The Metropolitan Museum of Art
*Best Dressed Images: Via

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