It’s the first Monday in May - and we all know what that means. Not only is there a spectacular philanthropic-focused celebration - choc-a-block with fashion’s elite but once all the bubbles have run out and the heels have come off, there will be an equally spectacular exhibit at the Metropolitan Museum of Art showcasing 2017’s theme.
Every few years the Costume Institute shines a spotlight on the achievement of a single designer. Yves Saint Laurent, Gianni Versace and Alexander McQueen have been honoured in the past. This year the honour goes to Rei Kawakubo & Comme des Garçons - Art and the In-Between.
The line between fashion and art has always been debated. Tonight it disappeared as equal parts avant-garde and classic posed on the red carpet. Amongst the diversity the common thread is the fun the invitees have had interpreting their looks for the occasion.
We were thrilled to see so many of our favorite designers represented.