Every year, the most ravishing, and avant-garde creations make their way up to Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York for the biggest fashion night out. For this year, Met Gala gave tribute to Comme des Garcons designer, Rei Kawakubo with an exhibition entitled “Art of the In-Between” Now, all eyes are set on the stars that nailed the red carpet, but it’s time to give the spotlight to the designers behind the creations that turned these celebrities to a true Met Gala MVP.
5. Thom Browne
Known as the most influential menswear designer in America, Browne took over the industry with his tight, geek-chic aesthetic that made suit cool again. Now, Browne is back at it again in the MET Gala with his Black and White Ensemble for stars such as Solange Knowles, Wiz Khalifa, and Cynthia Erivo.
4. Stella McCartney
Famous for her sharp tailoring, natural confidence, and sexy femininity, this fashion maven gained her own spotlight, away from her father’s shadows. From Madonna, to Annie Lenox, McCartney nailed this year’s night out with her highly intricate detailing, killer cut outs that are rolled into one immaculate long sleeved gown which features over glass-bead embroidery.
3. Tommy Hilfiger
All throughout the years, Hilfiger mastered the most important element of design, which is “innovation”. Inspired by the iconic pop culture and the classic American cool style, the designer truly proved that they are at it to bring revolution to the industry. His later masterpiece gained praises during the 2017 MET Gala for Gigi Hadid’s killer combo of fishnet in an asymmetrical champagne gown.
2. Calvin Klein Team
From the designer’s vision of cultivating minimalism to a women’s wardrobe, to dressing Kendall Jenner, Emma Watson, and Anne Hathaway under his brand. The team made a Met Gala history by giving Watson’s classic hollywood red carpet look a twist —- crafting it out of plastic bottles.
1. Rei Kawakubo
Angry, Outrageous, Beautiful. Kawakubo’s designs gave justice to these words. Though Kawakubo stormed the gala with her 3-D layered Comme des Garcons for Rihanna, the designer was vehemently against the idea of exhibiting her recent collection. “She will definitely not do it again” said Adrian Joffe, CEO of Comme des Garcons “She did it for MET, for Andrew, there is no reason to do another one again”
Designers certainly stepped up their game during this year’s gala. If you’re out to bring your best for any event that you have right now, which of these designers are you gonna call?