Custom made dresses of course but still, high street darling!
Last night saw New York host the fashion red carpet moment of the year, the MET Gala. The theme for both the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s annual Costume Institute exhibition and the MET is Rei Kawakuno and Commes Des Garcons.
Rei Kawakubo is the first living designer since Yves Saint Laurent in 1983 to be the sole subject of the MET’s fashion exhibition.
Katy Perry and Pharrel Williams acted alongside Rei as honorary chairs with Anna Wintour.
Among the start studded guest list were some gorgeous gowns, some questionable ones and even a little high street.
Yes last night, H&M designed custom looks for Nicki Minaj, Ashley Graham, Jourdan Dunn and Stella Maxwell for the Metropolitan Museum of Art Costume Institute Benefit. The H&M design team created one-of-a-kind looks that explored many of Rei’s recurring themes. Details of bows, flowers and polka dots were seen from the custom H&M gowns, with each look made especially for this exclusive evening of fashion. Attending the Costume Institute Benefit for the third year in a row, H&M was particularly pleased with this year’s theme having collaborated with Comme des Garçons for its 2008 H&M designer collection.
‘Partnering with H&M has been an incredible and unique experience. The look we have created is so special to me and I’m looking forward to sharing this moment with everyone. Together with the H&M design team, we embodied the theme; from the dramatic train to Kawakubo’s face, it’s truly inspiring!‘ said Nicki Minaj.
‘It’s been such a wonderful experience with H&M for my first Met Gala. I have loved collaborating with them every step of the way and I can’t wait to show off my dress. It’s everything I could have ever dreamed of!‘ said Ashley Graham.
And that’s not the only high street brand to grace the red carpet – Topshop was seen on the red carpet too! Candice Swanepoel, Joan Smalls, Behati Prinsloo and Sofia Richie wore bespoke Topshop to the 2017 Metropolitan Museum of Art Costume Institute Gala.
Candice Swanepoel wore a black silk gown with corseted bodice and couture folded skirt.
Joan Smalls wore a deep red silk crepe gown with plunging neckline and cut out sides. Her dress also featured a Swarovski studded body contour panels, chain detailing and a thigh-high slit.
Behati Prinsloo wore a nude silk crepe body-skimming gown with fitted bodice and folded cup details. The square cut designs created a sweeping train for her elegant look.