The 2017 Met Gala will be held tonight (May 1) at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in NYC. Known for some far out themes and avant-garde style choices, the Met Gala allows for some of Hollywood’s biggest stars to break out of their shells and challenge the laws of fashion.
This year’s theme, according to Vogue, is Rei Kawakubo/Comme des Garçons, which will pay tribute to living designer Rei Kawakubo. The site touts Kawakubo as one of the most influential designers of the last 40 years, and “by inviting us to rethink fashion as a site of constant creation, recreation, and hybridity,” she has “defined the aesthetics” of a generation. The exhibition of her fashion will begin at the Met on May 4.
Gear up for the year’s most fashion-forward night by revisiting some of the most memorable looks from Met Gala’s past in the gallery above.