This Monday night, all fashion eyes were on the Met Gala, celebrating the opening of the Costume Institute’s annual show. Held at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, this year the exhibition theme was Rei Kawakubo/Comme des Garçons: Art of the In-Between.
As expected, A-listers pushed the fashion envelope with jaw-dropping looks. Our fashion and beauty director Mbali Soga gives us her take on her favourite and not-so favourite looks from the event.
I have to say RiRi was one of the only celebrities who nailed this year's theme! Not only is the dress paying homage to the designer, it's also a great example of how fashion and art live alongside each other. I’m also obsessed with the 80s more-is-more blusher that’s resurfaced as a major trend this year.
I was really excited that J-Lo was not wearing a bodycon but the modest 60s style gown was a little too safe. She looks pretty but not phenomenal!
Kim is definitely one of those stars you look forward to seeing on the red carpet. Her style evolution has been phenomenal and It was great to see her stand her own without Kanye. She looked very minimalist in a Vivienne Westwood gown. I’m not sure it really worked though.
Slay Nicki! The look is a perfect balance between her vamp steez and Commes Des Garcon’s style! The kimono dress with layers satin issa yes! And if you look closely you’ll see the designers face blazoned on her obi belt.
P Diddy and Cassie
Millenial pink is the colour of the year (it's also a Commes signature shade) so she aced it on colour palette. The showstopper on the ensemble is the off-shoulder cape – phenomenal! And can we have a moment for Zoe’s platinum blonde pixie – love!
Tracee Ellis Ross
I actually like this look… A little far out from regular red carpet gowns but I like it. The avant guard colbat blue dress is nicely paired with futuristic metallic heels and paired down hair and make-up.