This year's theme was quite different from the last few years, the Metropolitan Museum of Art's annual Costume Institute exhibition and 2017 Met Gala both honoured fashion designer Rei Kawakubo - the first time a living designer since Yves Saint Laurent in 1983 was the sole subject of these events.

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Rei Kawakubo is the creative brain behind avant garde fashion house Comme des Garçons. Kawakubo's aesthetic is instantly recognisable, making her one of the most important fashion minds of the late 20th and 21st century. Bold shapes, new lines, pops of colour - this year the Met Gala-goers could go as outrageous as they wanted, with a theme that had no boundaries.

We've selected a few of our favourite looks, and how you could get a little piece of this year's Met Gala style on Barnebys.


For this year's Gala, Kawakubo was honorary chair and joined by both Katy Perry, Pharrell Williams and Anna Wintour for the role. Katy Perry was the undisputed star of the carpet this year, in her futuristic Maison Margiela gown by John Galliano.

Screen Shot 2017-05-02 at 10.52.19 Comme des Garçons red clutch

Screen Shot 2017-05-02 at 10.52.39 Preen By Thornton Bregazzi Sunglasses

1020-6 Rita Ora in Marchesa

1020-5 Madonna in Moschino

Screen Shot 2017-05-02 at 10.55.30 Dior silk foulard scarf in green, black, and brown camouflage print

Screen Shot 2017-05-02 at 10.55.44 Autre Marque sunglasses

1020 Cara Delevingne in Chanel

IMG_4766__04905.1479959746.1280.1280 Chanel silver and clear quilted "ice cube" classic flap shoulder bag

Screen Shot 2017-05-02 at 10.56.43 Nanni belt in python-embossed, golden leather, with silver-plated and gold-plated rivets

1020-3 Lily-Rose Depp in Chanel

37.0__91672.1464992403.1280.1280 Chanel pink patent leather ombre block logo mini classic flap bag

1020-4 Blake Lively in Versace

Screen Shot 2017-05-02 at 11.00.38 Valentino chocolate-brown suede leather bag with peacock-feather design

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