Today is the day we wait at the edge of our seats for the reveal of what is certain to be, one of the most anticipated red carpet events, the Met Gala! Stars and their glam teams are gearing up to give their rendition on the theme of the night, “Rei Kawakubo/Comme des Garçons”.
Kawakubo’s exhibit will be the first from a living designer in over 30 years since Yves Saint Laurent did so in 1983. Mannequins will be displayed at eye level allowing for a more intimate experience for museum-goers. Andrew Bolton tells Vogue, “Rei Kawakubo is one of the most important and influential designers of the past forty years. By inviting us to rethink fashion as a site of constant creation, recreation, and hybridity, she has defined the aesthetics of our time.”
Katy Perry and Pharell Williams are set as co-hosts for what’s sure to be an eventful night. The two are no strangers to making a statement on the red carpet, so it certainly fits the bill (can’t wait to see how they show out!).
Kawakubo will be an honorary chair along with the former ambassador to Japan, Caroline Kennedy. At the realm of it all will be none other than, Anna Wintour.
Though we are itching to know how the stars will make their debuts on the red carpet, we are certain it will be nothing short of unconventional. Kawakubo is revered as an avant-garde designer known to push the envelope, so folks, we are in for one dramatic night!
Tonight is the night to look past the form fitting whimsical gowns and think outside the box; be ready for show-stopping stunners, that will wow! To give you a taste, here are a few looks from her previous collections:
Be sure to keep up with us on social media @fashionbombdaily to get first dibs on how the stars step it up and tackle the theme for tonight’s extravaganza!