In 2015, she turned to her fashion icon Cher for inspiration, modeling her sheer "naked" Roberto Cavalli gown off Cher's see-through, feather-and-crystal embellished Bob Mackie gown worn to the first ever Met Gala in 1974.
The 2017 Metropolitan Museum of Art's Costume Institute ball was themed "Rei Kawakubo/Comme des Garçons: Art of the In-Between", an homage to highly structured creations of the Japanese designer and her avant-garde label. The true joy of the evening will be to see, say Rihanna, alighting in something from Dress Meets Body or perhaps Gisele in a look from 2001's Optical Shock collection. Singer, Kanye West has chose to snub the 2017 Met Gala in favour of looking after his children leaving wife Kim Kardashian West to "fly solo".Kim Kardashian West will attend the 2017 Met Gala without husband Kanye West. The fabric fanned out around her like petals, framing her face, while red leather gladiator sandals laced all the way up to her thighs. She topped it all off with ice skate-inspired high heels. Testimony to Kawakubo's reputation of being a designer's designer, Pierpaolo Piccioli, creative director of Valentino, was among the first to take in the exhibit. We're guessing Kim might hang with her sisters for the party-but what's the deal? Check it out above and let us know. Karan added: "Rei Kawakubo is a very interesting designer to me as a woman and a female designer". Hosting this year, in addition to Tom and Gi, are Vogue editor in chief Anna Wintour, and singers Katy Perry and Pharrell Williams.
The yearly fundraiser to benefit the Costume Institute has become a kind of red carpet fashion show - though this year's carpet is blue and cream. After all, this is fashion's biggest night, and the flawless excuse to wear your most out-there garb! Kim Kardashian will hit the red carpet tonight without husband Kanye West, E! reports.