The MET Gala is “fashion’s most important party of the year,” and the fun begins on Monday, May 1st. The famous Metropolitan Museum of Art of New York City will welcome guests at the annual invitation-only fundraiser to benefit the museum’s Costume Institute.
The MET Gala always represents a theme, and for the 2017 event, the museum has announced that the exhibit will be dedicated to the 74-year-old avant-garde Japanese designer Ms. Rei Kawakubo:
The 2017 Met Gala Theme Is Comme des Garçons’s Rei Kawakubo, according to Vogue.com. That can only mean that invitees will be able to push the fashion boundaries on to the red carpet.
This year’s extravagant event is co-chaired by Katy Perry, Pharrell Williams and Anna Wintour. Fashion fans will be able to view the MET Gala here at Vogue’s Facebook page on Monday, May 1st, starting at 7 p.m. EDT.
Vogue says that viewers will see an amazing addition to the feed’s coverage this time around; the red carpet will be shot in 360 degrees for a complete fashion perspective.
Viewers are hoping that guests arrive in extraordinary costumes that use some of Rei Kawakubo’s signature details like exaggerated silhouettes, odd textiles, fabric volume where you least expect it and extremely bold designs. The designer is considered a futuristic pioneer who has always created clothing that was literally wearable art. Rei Kawakubo is not afraid to challenge society’s traditions and definitions of beauty and fashion.
Anna Wintour has made sure to open the event to famous faces in the modeling, music and acting industries. Reality television’s Kim Kardashian West and her hip-hop star husband Kanye West look forward to the gala. Kim has recently lost six pounds via the flu and says it will help her fit beautifully into her costume.