It’s known around the globe as the fashion Oscars! NYC Vibe was on hand a celebrities filled the red carpet for the 2017 Met Gala.

This fundraising event for the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Costume Institute attracts the top names in fashion, film, theater, television, music and the literary world.

The Gala was hosted by American Vogue Fashion Editor-in-Chief Anna Wintour with guest hosts including Tom Brady, Gisele Bündchen, Katy Perry, Pharrell Williams and honorary chair-women Rei Kawakubo and Caroline Kennedy, the former United States ambassador to Japan.

From international television and internet media crews, paparazzi, to bloggers on mobile devices – the Met Gala affords up-close and personal views of the biggest stars adorned in the most spectacular attire.

Every year the Met Gala highlights a specific theme which is reflected in the designs that many choose to wear. This years theme is Rei Kawakubo, Comme des Garcons: The Art of the In Between. 

This year the designs on the red carpet were bold, bright and in many instances incorporated the color “Red” – Reflecting Rei Kawakubo’s famous quote “Red is Black”.

Rei Kawakubo is the first living designer since Yves Saint Laurent in 1983 to be the sole subject of the Met’s most prestigious fashion Exhibit. 120 examples of Kawakubo’s womenswear designs – dating back to her first Paris runway show in 1981 to her most recent collection, are featured at this years exhibition. 

Kawakubo’s work has challenged the conventional notions of fashion through her conceptual avant garde designs. The 74 year old Japanese fashion innovator is considered to be among the most influential designers today.