Celebs go cos­tume cre­ative at this year’s event, themed on Japanese great Rei Kawakubo

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It’s the an­nual quirk fest that has your In­sta­gram feed go­ing into a tizzy. And, ver­sion 2017 of the fundrais­ing gala helmed by the Metropoli­tan Mu­seum of Art’s Cos­tume In­sti­tute, New York City, was no dif­fer­ent.

The themes in the past have been many. From China: Through The Look­ing Glass (2015) to Manus x Machina: Fash­ion in an Age of Tech­nol­ogy (2016) — the the­matic tone of the MET ball has al­ways given celebri­ties a chance to put un­fet­tered cre­ativ­ity on dis­play.

This year, while many celebri­ties dressed just for the red car­pet, oth­ers (a la Ri­hanna) stuck to the theme — Rei Kawakubo. The Japanese de­signer is the sec­ond liv­ing fash­ion icon to be im­mor­talised by the mu­seum by way of a theme, af­ter Yves Saint Lau­rent in 1983. Kawakubo, a Tokyo- and Paris-based de­signer, has founded two gamechang­ing brands in fash­ion — the la­bel Comme des Garçons and the re­tail hub Dover Street Mar­ket, Lon­don.

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