The Met Gala 2017: (Almost) One Sentence Reviews
WORDS BY ABBEY LENTON & ALANA CALLUS
On the first Monday in May (or in Australia, the first Tuesday nowhere near a public holiday - RIP), The Metropolitan Museum of Art hosted their annual Met Gala, and we need to commes des helldown.
The Met Gala is renowned in fashionland for exhibiting weird, whimsical and wow-factor outfits to suit themes such as China Through the Looking Glass and Fashion in the Age of Technology.
This year the the Costume Institute celebrates the work of Commes des Garcons designer, Rei Kawakubo, who took fashion into a whole new dimension as a form of avant-garde sculpture.
Here are our thoughts on the best and worst looks and everything in-between from the Met Gala 2017: Art of the In-Between.
You know when you pat your golden retriever and all the loose fur gathers in the one spot? Well in this instance, the golden retriever is the most respected person in the fashion world.
If I could teach the parrots on this Dolce and Gabbana dress how to talk, they would only learn praise and compliments for Zendaya and this killer Rihanna-2015-Met-Gala-inspiredgown.
Last year, Claire Danes literally glowed in the dark in a LED-light princess gown. This year, she looks EXACTLY like Kim in Season 2, Episode 3 of Kath & Kim.
It’s as if my 8th birthday party Dolly Varden cake met my early tween goth phase, but in the most fashionable way possible.
Helen Lasichanh is bang on theme in this elmo-esque Comme des Garçons number. Like Fallopian Tubes, but fancy. Fall-opulent tubes, if you will.
I’ve spent so long trying to figure out why I’m offended by this red tulle atrocity that I think I might actually love it after all. Well played, Katy Perry.
Human disco ball Cara Delevingne looked intergalactic and absolutely fantastic in literal head-to-toe silver.
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And we have a winner folks! Bow down to the fantastical fairy queen herself in all her fluttery glory.
In a philanthropic effort, Kendall Jenner has announced that she will donate her Met Gala gown to the poor. The poor are grateful for the week’s worth of dental floss.
This!!! Is!!! The!!! Theme!!! A classic Ralph Lauren trench reinvented to embrace the Commes des Garcons decadent structure (and half the floor).
Kimmy K just Kouldn’t Keep Up with the Kharismatic Kouture of this year’s Katwalk *insert bored face kimoji*
Oops he P. Did it again. Both in outfit and in swagger, P Diddy puts the HOT in hot glue gun
Superhuman/Phoenix goddess Blake Lively rises from a pool of tears of all the celebs who missed an invite to this year’s Met Gala.
Lil Yachty looks like a dapper little rapper in his Monopoly-man ensemble.
Michael B. Jordan proves to all gentlemen studying Usyd Law that you can wear Ralph, and still look original
FASHION’S NEXT BIG CONSPIRACY: ARE THESE BOOTS OR PANTS?!
Lily-Rose Depp is one pretty little petunia in her namesake colour.