Met Gala 2017: Who Wore Comme?

Although this year's theme for the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Met Gala, which honored avant-garde designer Rei Kawakubo of Comme des Garçons, was celebrated and largely anticipated, relatively few attendees adhered. Upon some reflection, this is to be expected. The fact that Kawakubo's work has never been grossly commercial is its precise appeal. "I built my work from within, instead of satisfying a demand for sexualized and ostentatious clothing", the influential designer has said.  Interestingly, Vogue's Andre Leon Talley, who was taped greeting guests upon arrival, posed a relevant question to a Valentino-clad Jennifer Lopez - "is it better to look sexy or look interesting?" Lopez answered "both". Nevertheless, interesting was definitely the point at the 2017 Met Gala, and these celebrities in Comme des Garçons interpreted the theme beautifully...

  Sofia Sanchez de Betak / Photo: REX/whowhatwear.co.uk

Sofia Sanchez de Betak / Photo: REX/whowhatwear.co.uk

Sofia Sanchez de Betak in a quintessential Comme des Garçons

  Pharrell Williams & Helen Lasichanh / Photo: Getty/Keven Mazur/popsugar.co.uk

Pharrell Williams & Helen Lasichanh / Photo: Getty/Keven Mazur/popsugar.co.uk

Pharrell's wife in a bold, abstract Comme des Garçons look. 

  Stella Tennant / Photo: REX/vogue.co.uk

Stella Tennant / Photo: REX/vogue.co.uk

Iconic model Stella Tennant in a blue velvet Kawakubo look. 

  Anna Cleveland / Photo: Sean Zanni/Patrick McMullan/Getty Images)

Anna Cleveland / Photo: Sean Zanni/Patrick McMullan/Getty Images)

Model Anna Cleveland chose a quieter Comme look in a demure white. 

  Rihanna / Photo: Rob Latour/REX/Shutterstock/eonline.com

Rihanna / Photo: Rob Latour/REX/Shutterstock/eonline.com

Topping many best-dressed lists for adhering to the theme and looking striking, Rihanna wore a tiered floral petal Comme des Garçons look.

  Rick Owens & Michèle Lamy / Photo: everythingzoomer.com

Rick Owens & Michèle Lamy / Photo: everythingzoomer.com

With an unparalleled grasp of avant-garde Michèle Lamy stole the show in a crimson look.

  Tracee Ellis Ross / Photo: Rob Latour/REX/Shutterstock

Tracee Ellis Ross / Photo: Rob Latour/REX/Shutterstock

Ellis Ross wore a cobalt blue jacquard Kawakubo design. 

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