Met Gala 2017

Met Gala 2017

May 1, 2017
May 1, 2017
New York City
New York City


The Met Gala, formally called the Costume Institute Gala and also known as the Met Ball, is an annual fundraising gala for the benefit of the Metropolitan Museum of Art's Costume Institute in New York City. It marks the grand opening of the Costume Institute's annual fashion exhibit.[2] Each year's event celebrates the theme of that year's Costume Institute exhibition, and the exhibition sets the tone for the formal dress of the night, since guests are expected to choose their fashion to match the theme of the exhibit. Each year the event also has honorary celebrity event day chairpersons.

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Rei Kawakubo
bornOctober 11, 1942
Tokyo, Japan
Anna Wintour
Magazine editor, fashion journalist
bornNovember 3, 1949
bornFebruary 20, 1988
Katy Perry
bornOctober 25, 1984
Santa Barbara, California, United States

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Rei Kawakubo (川久保 玲, Kawakubo Rei?) was born on 11 October 1942 in Tokyo, and is a Japanese fashion designer based in Tokyo and Paris. She is the founder of Comme des Garçons and Dover Street Market. In recognition of the notable design contributions of Kawakubo an exhibition of her designs is planned in 2017 at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City.[1]

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Comme des Garçons, French for "Like Boys" and written in Japanese as コム・デ・ギャルソン (Komu de Gyaruson), is a Japanese fashion label headed by Rei Kawakubo, who owns the company with her husband Adrian Joffe.

Comme des Garçons is based in Tokyo and also in the prestigious Place Vendôme in Paris, the city in which they show their main collections during Paris Fashion Week and Paris Men's Fashion Week.[1]

The Japanese flagship store is in Aoyama, Tokyo's high fashion district. The company also has concept stores Trading Museum Comme des Garçons and 10 Corso Como Comme des Garçons in Tokyo, and stores in Kyoto, Osaka and Fukuoka. Worldwide they have traditional Comme des Garçons stores in Rue du Faubourg St-Honoré in Paris and on West 22nd Street in New York City, as well as stores in Hong Kong, Beijing, Bangkok, Seoul, Singapore, and Manila.

Since 2004, Comme des Garçons has developed a market-based department store concept, stocking its main collections, its other brands, such as Shirt, Play, and a wide range of international designers. Its original market store, called Dover Street Market, is in Mayfair in London. In 2010, the company opened I.T Beijing Market Comme des Garçons, which was followed by a new market store in Ginza, Tokyo, in 2012 and New York City in 2013.[2]

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Metropolitan Museum of Art
The Metropolitan Museum of Art, colloquially "the Met", is located in New York City and is the largest art museum in the United States, and is among the most visited art museums in the world. Its permanent collection contains over two million works, divided among seventeen curatorial departments. The main building, on the eastern edge of Central Park along Manhattan's Museum Mile, is by area one of the world's largest art galleries.

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How Bella Hadid Avoided an Awkward Run-In With The Weeknd and Selena Gomez at 2017 Met Gala
  –  May 2, 2017
"Selena and The Weeknd were really lovely. They were low-key and understated but he was very attentive to her," a source tells E! News. "There was no sign of Bella anywhere near them. Bella was actually still outside going through the exhibit while Selena ...
2017 Met Gala fashion takeaways: a run on red, a bouquet of florals and a show-stopping trench coat
  –  May 2, 2017
The dress code for this year’s Metropolitan Museum of Art Costume Institute benefit gala was “Avant-Garde,” which was appropriate given that it was celebrating the opening of “Rei Kawakubo/Comme des Garçons: Art of the In-Between,” an exhibition ...
Met Gala 2017: Kendall Jenner, Bella Hadid's nearly-nude looks
  –  May 2, 2017
Kendall Jenner and Bella Hadid showed a whole lot of skin at last night's Met Gala in New York City. Jenner went nearly-nude in a slinky Julia Haart dress that was made of just thread and 85,000 crystals. The only thing keeping the reality star from being ...
How Rei Kawakubo left her avant-garde mark on the Met Gala red carpet, and the world
  –  May 2, 2017
At Monday night’s Costume Institute gala, celebrating an exhibition of Kawakubo’s work at the Met, no one did. It is hard to stand ... Costume Institute gala in New York City. May 1, 2017 Jennifer Lopez attends the Metropolitan Museum of Art ...
Met Gala 2017: The Best Moments You Didn’t See
  –  May 2, 2017
A lot went down at the 2017 Met Gala! The stars came out in droves for the annual Costume Institute exhibit opening at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City on Monday, May 1. Us Weekly rounded up all the best behind-the-scenes moments that you ...
EXCLUSIVE: Met Gala 2017 After-Party: Katy Perry Rihanna Jennifer Lopez Rock Racy Looks!
  –  May 2, 2017
Stars stepped out after the Costume Institute Benefit at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in NYC on Monday.
Met Gala 2017: The most exclusive ticket in New York City
  –  May 2, 2017
A-list celebrities and supermodels paraded up the stairs of the Metropolitan Museum of Art for its 69th annual Met Gala Monday night. The annual fundraiser is expected to raise over $13 million this year with corporate sponsorships and individual support.
All the Scoop on Katy Perry's Epic Met Gala Makeup from Beauty Guru Pat McGrath
  –  May 2, 2017
Katy Perry never plays it safe with her style, and Monday night’s Met Gala, to which the co-host wore an ensemble ... A post shared by Pat McGrath (@patmcgrathreal) on May 1, 2017 at 7:12pm PDT If you were dying to see McGrath’s latest Dark Star ...
Met Gala 2017 By The Numbers
  –  May 2, 2017
Last night, the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Costume Institute Benefit (aka, the Met Gala) lived up to its reputation as the “Super Bowl of fashion.” The gala is the institute’s main source of annual funding for exhibitions, publications ...
Met Gala 2017: Best and worst red carpet looks on fashion's biggest night
  –  May 2, 2017
In honor of fashion's biggest night, the stars pulled out all the stops to impress on the red carpet at the 2017 Met Gala, celebrating this year's theme 'Rei Kawakubo/Comme des Garcons: Art of the In-Between.'
Met Gala 2017: Kylie Jenner shares star-studded selfie on Instagram
  –  May 2, 2017
NEW YORK --Kylie Jenner might have been trying to best Ellen DeGeneres' Oscars 2014 selfie when she took one with several of the biggest stars at Monday night's Met Gala. Jenner took the photo in the bathroom of the museum and posted what she calls the ...
Here Is Rihanna's Crazy, Show-Stopping Look at Met Gala 2017
  –  May 2, 2017
Didn't disappoint! Rihanna stunned at the 2017 Met Gala, where the singer and red carpet mainstay sashayed in a show-stopping outfit that instantly became the talk of social media. Katy Perry, Rihanna, Nicki Minaj and more hit the massive red carpet in NYC ...
Met Gala 2017: Ibirori byo kwibuka umunyamideli Rei Kawakubo
  –  May 2, 2017
Ni ibirori bikomeye ku ndangabihe y'ibyamamare muri New York. Uyu mwaka hibutswe umunyamideli Rei Kawakubo wakoze imyambaro ya Commes de Garcons.
Met Gala 2017: who nailed the trickiest dress code ever?
  –  May 2, 2017
Last night the professionally glamorous interpreted the most challenging dress code: avant garde, inspired by Rei Kawakubo/Comme des Garçons – and some handled it better than others Kawakubo’s most recent Comme des Garçons show opened with a dress ...
Kylie Jenner Broke The Most Important Rule At The 2017 Met Gala
  –  May 2, 2017
Just another day in the “Life of Kylie” (also the title of a new show about the reality star that’s debuting soon on E!).
Met Gala 2017: The Cutest Couples on the Red Carpet and Instagram
  –  May 2, 2017
Half the fun of watching the Met Gala unfold is seeing which celebrity pairs will hit the red carpet. Of course, we expect to see the obvious marrieds (like Blake Lively and Ryan Reynolds and Tom Brady and Gisele Bündchen), but there are always some wild ...
Met Gala 2017: Which Celebrities Nailed The Theme With Their Looks? [PHOTOS]
  –  May 2, 2017
The Met Gala has come and gone, but we’re still buzzing about fashion’s biggest night. As always the theme of this year’s event was up for interpretation, which meant some celebrity attendees looks were more on point than others. The 2017 Met Gala ...
Met Gala 2017: Rihanna, Katy Perry, Chrissy Teigen wear bold looks
  –  May 2, 2017
May 2 (UPI) --Rihanna, Katy Perry and Chrissy Teigen wore bold looks on the red carpet Monday. The trio of stars embraced color and texture for the 2017 Met Gala at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, which honored Japanese label Comme des Garçons ...
Inside the 2017 Met Gala
  –  May 2, 2017
After the red carpet, A-listers made their way inside the Met Gala for cocktails and, of course, more photos. Step inside the fashion world’s biggest party of the year.
At the 2017 Met Gala, the clothing spoke louder than the Instagram likes
  –  May 2, 2017
NEW YORK — Rei Kawakubo skittered up the stairs of the Metropolitan Museum of Art Monday night, only faintly glancing at the photographers and reporters chanting her name from the sides of the red, or rather, blue carpet. A stranger to the scene would ...
Photos: 2017 Met Gala fashion gallery
  –  May 2, 2017
See what Katy Perry, Gisele Bündchen, Rihanna and other stars wore to this year's annual fundraiser for the Metropolitan Museum of Art's Costume Institute.
Kim Kardashian Drops 6 Lbs. Before The Met Ball Without Even Trying — Find Out How
  –  April 19, 2017
The Met Gala is the biggest night of the year for fashion ... So happy it came in time for the Met lol #6lbsdown — Kim Kardashian West (@KimKardashian) April 19, 2017 Kim has had some iconic Met Ball looks, dating back to 2013, the first year she ...
Met Gala 2017: Gisele Bündchen and Tom Brady's best candid party photos over the years
  –  April 18, 2017
If there was ever a prom king and queen of the Met Gala, the title would undeniably be bestowed upon Tom Brady and Gisele Bündchen. Now as the power couple prepares to co-chair this year’s Costume Institute Benefit honoring the work of Comme des ...
Beyoncé’s Met Gala Shoe Style Through the Years
  –  April 12, 2017
When it comes to the Oscars of Fashion (a.k.a. the Met Gala), Beyoncé never fails to deliver the drama. Through the years, the “Formation” singer has taken some major style risks, capturing plenty of headlines along the way. Two of her most memorable ...
Met Gala 2017: What we know about this year's ball
  –  April 5, 2017
Celebrities and fashion's brightest are just weeks away from attending the exclusive 2017 Met Gala. The Met confirmed in October that its annual Costume Institute exhibition and Met Gala will honor Comme des Gari§ons and its founder, 74-year-old designer ...

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