Met Gala 2017: The Red Carpet Looks & Fashion

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This year’s Met Gala theme Comme des Garcons in honor of the fashion designer Rei Kawakubo was all about avant-garde. There were some celebrities who decided not to go with the theme but the majority wore conceptual, unusual gowns in the spirit of the theme. Take a look at the outfits that stole the show at the Met Gala 2017.

1. Rihanna

The goddess of Met Gala outfits once again justified her place among the best dressed. In the spirit of the theme Rihanna wore a voluminous, colorful creation from Comme Des Garcons Fall 2016 Collection.


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2. Janelle Monae

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Janelle wore a spectacular Ralph Russo dress that featured a feathered top and ultra-voluminous tulle skirt. The overly dramatic outfit was a perfect match to this year’s theme.

3. Solange

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Solange made a bold statement with her parka dress and long train. The unusual dress was with a black top and white bottom. Solange is well-known for her eccentric outfits, so her decision to a wear parka dress on the red carpet shouldn’ surprise us at all.

4. Jennifer Lopez

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Jennifer Lopez didn’t really experiment with her look his year. She decided on a dreamy light blue gown by Valentino. Jennifer completed the look with a voluminous hairstyle and dramatic winged eyeliner.

5. Katy Perry

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This year’s co-chair Katy Perry wore probably the most controversial look on Met Gala 2017. The Maison Margiela’s red structured gown with embroidery details got everyone’s attention. She even wore antennae mirrors above her red veil on both sides of her head.

6. Blake Lively

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The Gossip Girl Blake Lively wore a gold extravagant gown by Atelier Versace. The gown featured blue feather flame design at the train and gold chains along the entire dress.

7. Cara Delevigne

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The 24-old supermodel always surprises us with her edgy style. For the Met Gala 2017 she went for a futuristic plunging suit by Chanel. She made a bold statement painting her bald head silver and completing the look with crystals glued to her head.

8. Priyanka Chopra


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Priyanka was dressed in a custom-made Ralph Lauren gown. Her train was so long that she needed assistance to walk on the stairs. The unusual trench coat-alike gown surprisingly got an approval from the fashion critics.

9. Gigi Hadid

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The ultra-famous supermodel showed up in an asymmetrical Tommy Hilfiger nude dress. She paired the dress with thigh high fishnet stockings and transparent black stilettos.

10. Gisele Bundchen and Tom Brady

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Gisele and her husband Tom Brady were co-chairs to this year’s Met Gala. Gisele shined in her silver full length backless dress. Her sweetheart Tom Brady wore matching grey and black suit with white shirt and a black bow tie.

11. Kendall Jenner

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Kendall’s barely there jaw-dropping La Perla Couture dress got the most of the attention. The extremely daring transparent backless dress with cut across the abdomen exposed every part of Kendall’s toned body. Her black lace thong was shamelessly showing off thanks to the deep back cut of the dress.

12. Wiz Khalifa


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Wiz Khalifa showed up in black slacks, white vest, and a blazer. The eye-catchy outfit was a creation of Thom Browne. And yes, that is Wiz Khalifa smoking on the red carpet.

13. Kylie Jenner

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Kylie’s nude gown designed by Donatella Versace was a show-stopping moment. The naked dress featured floral details and dramatic fringe along the arms.

14. Rita Ora

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Rita was fearless in her choice this year. She dominated the Red Carpet with a dramatic voluminous woven silk ribbon custom dress by Marchesa. The oversized bow at the shoulder made even a stronger statement. Rita completed the look with Lorraine Schwartz diamond earrings worth $3 million!

15. Zendaya

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Zendaya shined in Dolce & Gabbana colorful ball gown. The great spectrum of colors including yellow, tangerine, orange and blue together with the tropical parrot print all over the gown made her steal the show. She completed the look with a messy afro hairstyle and bright coral lips.

16. Nicki Minaj

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When it comes to drama Nicki is always ready. Instead of wearing a classic gown, her personal stylist Maher Jridi teamed up with H&M and designed a custom outfit for Nicki. The grand obi belt featured the face of this year’s theme designer Rei Kawakubo. The unique creation included a satin kimono top and black vinyl roses.

17. Anna Wintour

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The host of the Met Gala sparked in a dazzling gown designed by Karl Lagerfeld and Chanel. Anna didn’t seem to fully follow this year’s avant-garde theme, but there is no doubt that she always looks on point.

18. Lily Aldridge

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The Victoria’s Secret Angel had to arrive at the Met Gala in a party bus because her dress was made of a heavy silk fabric that could easily wrinkle. The train was so long that three people had to assist her on her way to the Met Gala. The custom dress by Ralph Lauren featured asymmetric cuts. Lilly paired the dress with Balenciaga thigh-high pink boots and a custom made pink veil made by her hairstylist Bryce Scarlett.

19. Tracee Elis Rose

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Tracee wore an asymmetric voluminous knee-length dress by Comme des Garcons in the spirit of the theme.

20. Pharrell Williams and Helen Lasichanh

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Pharrell and his wife both ditched the classic tuxedo and gown. Helen wore extremely oversized voluminous red jumpsuit by Comme des Garcons. Her husband went for a comfortable outfit that involved jeans, shirt and biker jacket by Comme Des Garcons.

21. Hailey Baldwin


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Hailey looked like a real princess in her strapless crop top and the dramatic layered multi-color skirt by Carolina Herrera. The Swarovski crystal studded headpiece was a perfect choice and gave her outfit another dimension.

22. Haley Bennet

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Haley went all dramatic at the Met Gala with a major floral headpiece. She completed her Dolce & Gabbana floral-print dress with Olympia shoes and Namiwaka jewelry.

23. Halle Berry

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Halle dominated at her first-ever Met Gala night. She wore a sheer black bodysuit that featured dramatic silver and black floral details and a mile-long full train. The creation is by Comme des Garcons.

24. P Diddy and Cassie

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The American rapper claimed that he got tired at the red carpet and treated himself with a break on the Met Gala stairs. P Diddy wore an unusual suit with white graphic print and a full length coat. His wife Cassie decided on a voluminous lace and satin black gown with a full train.

25. Grace Hartzel

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Grace Hartzel choose an outfit on the darker side by Dior Haute Couture. Her unusual hairstyle and daring makeup look was apparently a recreation of Dior autumn/winter 2004 look.

Written by Ivana Steriova
Ivana Shteriova Karaniku is the content manager and a contributor at She is a fashion and makeup obsessive with a huge passion for writing. Although she holds a bachelor's degree in accounting and auditing, her love for all things fashion and beauty won her heart. Now, she is a full-time freelancer.