The 2017 Met Gala last night lived up to its name. Sometimes called the party of the year or the Oscars of the East Coast, the gala signals the opening of the Costume Institute’s annual blockbuster show, and an opportunity to admire the many celebrities who ascend the steps of the Metropolitan Museum of Art.
With a theme that focused on Rei Kawakubo’s inimitable, over-the-top designs for Comme des Garçons, you can be sure this year’s Met Gala red carpet was filled to the brim with jaw-dropping looks. The hosts of the night were Anna Wintour, Tom Brady, Gisele Bündchen, Katy Perry and Pharrell Williams, the honorary chairwomen were Ms Kawakubo and Caroline Kennedy, the former Uniter States ambassador to Japan.
See more of our favourite looks from the night below.