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Met Gala 2017: What Everyone Wore on the Red Carpet

Katy Perry, Rihanna, Nicki Minaj and more hit the massive red carpet in NYC for the 2017 Met Gala; see what everyone wore on fashion’s biggest night

Met Gala 2017: What Everyone Wore on the Red Carpet


It’s been a volatile year so far, to say the least. Which is why we arguably need the frivolity, beauty and low-stakes drama of the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Costume Institute Benefit – a.k.a. the Met Gala or Met Ball – more than ever. After last year’s tech- and robot-inspired “Manus x Machina,” 2017’s theme (and accompanying exhibit at the institute) honors one of the fashion world’s most beloved and singular living designers, Comme des Garcons’ Rei Kawakubo. How did this year’s celebrity guests – including co-chairs Katy Perry, Pharrell Williams, Tom Brady and Gisele Bundchen, plus carpet queens Nicki Minaj and Rihanna – interpret Kawakubo’s whimsical, structured, larger-than-life and colorful clothes? Here’s what the biggest and baddest in music, fashion and Hollywood wore to the first Monday in May.

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Work times five! The Met Gala MVP did not disappoint for 2017, wearing a very, very elaborate Comme des Garcons Fall 2016 piece with red strappy sandals.

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Katy Perry

Gala co-chair Katy Perry was almost unrecognizable in a Maison Margiela Artisanal custom gown by John Galliano.

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Selena Gomez and Weeknd

Selena Gomez and Weeknd looked like perfect prom dates, him in a slim tux and her in a light, trailing Coach gown.

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Alex Rodriguez and Jennifer Lopez

New couple A-Rod and J-Lo looked overjoyed to be with each other on the red carpet, him in a classic tux and her in a delicate Valentino gown and massive Harry Winston diamond earrings.

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Blake Lively and Ryan Reynolds

The Shallows actress channeled her inner peacock in Versace with husband Ryan Reynolds, who came matching in a pale-blue bow-tie.

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Frances Bean Cobain and Courtney Love

Frances Bean Cobain wore a sheer, high-necked Marc Jacobs gown. She arrived with her mom, Courtney Love, who rocked a long-sleeved black gown with an impressive teardrop cutout – and of course, plenty of cleavage – also by Marc Jacobs.

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Tom Brady and Gisele

Tom Brady and Gisele, both co-chairs of the gala, took a classic approach, with him in a tux and her in a sleek backless silver gown.

Lena Dunham

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Lena Dunham

Lena Dunham arrived in a black-and-red gingham, off-the-shoulder ball gown by Elizabeth Kennedy. (Not pictured: the combat boots she’s wearing underneath.)

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Helen Lasichanh and Pharrell Williams

Helen Lasichanh wore a red, structured one-piece while Pharrell Williams, a co-chair of the event, stuck to a grunge look – though both were in Comme des Garcons head-to-toe.

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Reese Witherspoon

Reese Witherspoon wore a blue and black one-shoulder dress – but there was enough structure in the other shoulder to make up for it.

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A$AP Rocky and Gwyneth Paltrow

The Goop mogul wore a light-pink dress that channeled her era of 1990s superstardom, while A$AP Rocky came in a Calvin Klein black-denim suit with white turtleneck.

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Chrissy Teigen and John Legend

Chrissy Teigen looked like a snow princess in her black and white gown, while her crooner husband looked dashing in a matching tux.

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The Disney star didn’t quite hit the theme of Comme des Garcons, but she looked beautiful in a Dolce & Gabbana ballgown nonetheless.

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Jourdan Dunn, Future

Jourdan Dunn wore a geometric H&M dress, while Future found a super-skinny tux with dark blue detail.

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