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.