On the Scene: The 2017 Met Gala with Janelle Monae in Ralph and Russo, Thandie Newton in Monse, Chrissy Teigen and Rita Ora in Marchesa, and More!

The 2017 Met Gala is going down right now! As you might have imagined, everyone looks gorgeous thus far, but few have been bold enough to opt for the night’s theme in order of the iconic Rei Kawakubo.

Let’s get into the evening’s ensembles, shall we?

Janelle Monae brought her signature black and white look to the carpet, this time choosing an exciting Ralph and Russo gown for the night.

Thandie Newton was a beaut in a custom red Monse one-sleeve gown, with a thigh-high slit. She was a total knockout in this look!

Chrissy Teigen’s feather-accented Marchesa gown was brilliant.

Rita Ora’s red, bow-detailed Marchesa gown was unequaled on the carpet! Her $3 million Lorraine Schwartz studs were a nice touch. Bling bling to the max.

From Zoe Kravitz’s blonde pixie to her pink satin Oscar de la Renta gown with black feather detailing…the entire look was out-of-this-world!

Halle Berry sizzled in a sheer, embellished Atelier Versace jumpsuit with metallic rosette embroidery. Does it get better than this?

I knew Rihanna would slay on the carpet and she did not disappoint in a colorful, textured floral print Comme des Garçons look. Utterly impeccable.

With her voluminous ‘fro and printed Dolce & Gabbana gown, it was nearly impossible to take my eyes off of Zendaya.

Only Solange Knowles could wear a puffer coat to the Met Gala. At least it was by Thom Browne! She’s the coolest.

Nicki Minaj brought the drama in a black and red H&M playsuit for the occasion.

Kerry Washington slipped on a black banged bob and custom black double-crepe-sablé cutout Michael Kors gown with silver patchwork embroidery. She nailed this!

Mommy-to-be Serena Williams glowed in green Versace.

Kim Kardashian was white hot in an off-the-shoulder Vivienne Westwood Couture gown. So elegant, but not as daring as I hoped for the style star.

Jennifer Lopez brought new beau A.Rod along for the night, stunning in a blue Valentino number. Not as edgy as I would have liked from her, but she’s always flawless.

A custom Ralph Lauren Collection trench evening gown was on the style agenda for Priyanka Chopra. Easily one of the night’s best dressed.

Tracee Ellis Ross chose wearable art from the house of the night, in a sculptural blue jacquard dress. I loved this!

Pharrell kept it pared-down in a black leather embellished biker jacket, plaid button-front shirt, destructed denim, and low-top Docs from Comme des Garçons, while wife Helen Lasichanh went all out in a voluminous jumpsuit from the brand. They’re perfect.

LaLa Anthony tried on the sheer gown trend for size, slipping on an embellished Thai Nguyen Atelier for the night. This was fab.

Cassie and Diddy were easily of the night’s best looking and best dressed couples, with the lady in an On Aura Tout Vu gown and the gentleman in Rick Owens and Christian Louboutin. What’s not to love?

Lupita Nyong’o went bold in a coral organza chiffon Prada gown with hand-cut organza flowers at its strapless neckline. This color was so lovely on her!

Cornrows and a divine white Valentino caped gown were Ruth Negga’s choices for the gala.

Mary J. Blige smoldered in a black lace La Perla gown with a sexy slit. She’s never looked hotter.

Trevor Noah cut a fine form in Ermenegildo Zegna Couture.

Hassan Minhaj killed it at the White House Correspondents’ Dinner this weekend, then showed up to the gala in a swanky Turnbull and Asser tuxedo. Swoon-worthy, no?

Cynthia Erivo dazzled in a white beaded Thom Browne asymmetric shoulder dress and a platinum ‘fro to match.

Deepika Padukone kept it simple and classic in a white silk Tommy Hilfiger gown.

Wiz Khalifa let his fun-loving personality and quirky fashion sense shine through in Thom Browne. I enjoyed this!

Future was smart in black and blue H&M.

Liu Wen wore the designer of the moment, slipping on an alluring Off-White look.

Blake Lively was gilded in a custom gold Atelier Versace gown with a peacock feather-inspired hem. Breathtakingly beautiful.

Kylie Jenner followed LaLa’s lead in a sheer embellished Versace gown with fringe detailing. I thought she would be clad in Balmain, but I’m pleasantly surprised by this getup!

Kendall Jenner certainly dropped jaws in a barely-there La Perla Haute Couture design.

Jaden Smith brought his dreadlocks and some grills to the red carpet as his accessories, complementing his all black Louis Vuitton ‘fit.

Mindy Kaling was a blue dream in a navy, off-the-shoulder sequin Prabal Gurung gown with a fringe hem. She’s never looked more stunning!

Monse paid tribute to Rei Kawakubo through Claire Danes. Her ruffled white shirt and lace-up black trousers were a complete slay.

Gisele Bundchen looked every bit the supermodel in a long-sleeve silver Stella McCartney gown. A flawless look, though not really capturing the theme—am I right?

Co-chair Katy Perry gave us red bride vibes in a custom lace Maison Margiela confection, designed by John Galliano himself. Would you expect anything less from her and the iconic designer?

Rose Byrne opted for a red Ralph Lauren cutout gown with a full skirt and plunging neckline. Gorgeous, no?

Katie Holmes was the belle of the ball in an off-the-shoulder look from Zac Posen. Amazing gown!

Lena Dunham was retro in the best way possible, outfitted in a one-shoulder Elizabeth Kennedy piece.

The classic black and white color palette was Allison Williams’s choice for the night in DVF.

Elizabeth Banks’s printed Michael Kors Collection dress was a veritable optical illusion!

Selena Gomez was pretty in pink—ethereal in a Coach gown with a thigh-high slit. A bit lackluster for me, but pretty nonetheless.

Lily Collins’s black bob wig took her Giambattista Valli Couture gown to the next level, which I didn’t even think was possible. A risk that paid off!

As the face of the legendary Italian fashion house’s new fragrance, it was no surprise to see Dakota Johnson wearing Gucci.

Emily Ratajkowski shimmered and sparkled in a colorful sequin Marc Jacobs gown. Beautiful!

Nick Jonas uplifted his expertly-tailored Ralph Lauren Collection pieces with a printed sportscoat. He’s so handsome.

Lily Aldridge was a vision in a custom white Ralph Lauren Collection cutout dress and red Balenciaga thigh-high boots for the evening. One of my favorite looks of the night!

It was no surprise to see Sophie Turner in Louis Vuitton! Her lace appliqué gown with a ruffled back wasn’t a head-turner, but it was certainly pretty.

Hailee Steinfeld flaunted her toned gams in a Vera Wang, thigh-baring ensemble. I live for her style!

Emmy Rossum’s black and white, bow-detailed Carolina Herrera ‘fit was given a pop of color with red lips. So chic!

I love both Bella Hadid and Alexander Wang, but her long-sleeve, off-the-shoulder mesh catsuit fell flat for me.

Reese Witherspoon was clad in an asymmetric shoulder, custom black and blue Mugler gown with a thigh-high slit.

Celine Dion attended her first-ever Met Gala in black and silver Versace. This was so much fun!

Diane Kruger’s white cady Prada gown with gold and crystal embellishment was superb.

Gigi Hadid wore one of the edgiest Tommy Hilfiger dresses I’ve ever seen!

Miranda Kerr’s strapless Oscar de la Renta gown was sublime.

Keri Russell and Matthew Rhys were my favorite duo of the evening—sporting a custom-made shawl collar tuxedo tailcoat with duchess satin lapels and a red silk charmeuse tuxedo stripe pant, along with a custom Abraham Moon wool double-breasted jacket with peak satin lapels and a wool traditional Welsh kilt, respectively.

Candice Swanepoel served up dark romance in a strapless black Topshop ball gown. Totally immaculate.

Riley Keough continued to reign supreme on the red carpet, choosing a zip-front sequin Louis Vuitton dress for the gala.

Cara Delevingne channeled a futuristic, chic robot—covering her bald head in silver paint and crystal embellishment. Her silver embellished Chanel suit finished the ensemble perfectly.

Kate Hudson was polished in a white, asymmetric shoulder Stella McCartney gown with matching platinum tresses to boot.

Sofia Richie smoldered in a metallic sequin Topshop gown. Perhaps her most magnificent look to date!

Julianne Moore’s colorful, feather Calvin Klein by Appointment frock was easy to fall in love with.

Gwyneth Paltrow also wore a look from the iconic American fashion house—a pale pink one-shoulder, sequin frock. Fun fact: she wore Calvin Klein to her first Met Gala in 1995!

Another dazzling Calvin Klein look! Adwoa Aboah’s lace embellished white gown with a tuxedo-inspired train was exquisite.

Michelle Monaghan’s silver, chainmail-inspired Paco Rabanne gown was impressive in its craftsmanship and powerful simplicity.

Ashley Graham upped the romance quotient for the night in a white and red ruffled H&M gown. Ravishing!

Rami Malek opted for the hue of the night, suited up in a red Dior Homme pairing. Certainly not for the faint of heart, but he pulled this off effortlessly.

Hailey Baldwin continued her love of crop tops in a strapless bustier and triple tier tulle skirt, both by Carolina Herrera.

Corinne Foxx headed to the gala in a Dolce&Gabbana Alta Moda embroidered georgette gown, encrusted with colorful sequins.

Mandy Moore’s custom black asymmetrical cashmere Michael Kors Collection gown with hand-embroidered floral corsages, a black cashmere glove, silver asymmetrical studded earrings, and vibrant purple eyeshadow were surefire hits for the evening.

It was all about plaid for Michael B. Jordan in a double-breasted Ralph Lauren duo in the classic pattern. So fresh and so clean!

Joan Smalls was dressed to kill in a red plunging Topshop gown with a sultry slit.

Pinstripes never looked so avant-garde on Jourdan Dunn, who was dressed in H&M.

Queen Naomi Campbell was clad in Azzedine Alaïa alongside new British Vogue EIC Edward Enninful. What a classy duo!

Sasha Lane turned the notion of the timeless LBD on its head in a buckled-bodice, full-skirted embellished H&M design.

Who had your favorite look of the evening? Stay tuned as we update with all of the night’s looks!

Faith

Faith Cummings is a senior editor and staff writer for Fashion Bomb Daily.

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