Fashion Hits & Misses From The 2017 Met Gala


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.


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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.

Jennifer Lopez

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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 Kardashian

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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.

Nicki Minaj

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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.


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I'm not sure about this... I get the diamond grill but the dress is a no!


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5 out 5 for hair and make-up! The tangerine lippie, loads of highlights and larger than life hair was ace! Her Dolce & Gabanna gown wasn’t bad either.

Kendall Jenner

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Not much dress to comment on hear and I must say a little too obvs for the Dash-Jenner clan…

Gigi Hadid

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Gigi showed off her model form in a top to toe nude look. She did make a statement, but she’s definitely not belle of the ball.

Katy Perry

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Oh Katy! This is a good case of a “design wearing a celeb" and not the other way around. Her gown is all-consuming we can’t even see her.

Bella Hadid

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Not much going on here, either. It's like the supermodel brigade all opted to come naked. Her hair transformation is noteworthy though.

P Diddy and Cassie

Screen Shot 2017-05-02 at 10.17.54I’ll give them "cutest couple” nod. I cannot fault Cassie's gown and chic hair and make-up.

Selena Gomez

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Boring! Thumbs down!

Jaden Smith

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He’s finally growing up! He looks dapper in the Louis Vuitton suit and square toe man heel – but as for carrying your locs? That’s so not cool!


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The tastemaker payed homage to Commes/H&M’s 2012 collaboration with the duvet dress…problem is, I don’t think anyone remembered so she's a tad bit under-dressed this year.

Zoe Kravitz

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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!


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Boring, Lupita looks like she’s wearing something we’ve seen before.

Naomi Campbell

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I can’t fault Naomi with this look – love the bob and smoky eye, the timeless velvet gown is not bad either. The star of the show however has to be her parter Edward Enninful.


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Boring – we’ve seen more than our fair share of beaded barely-there dresses. Not exciting… the platinum blonde bob paired with nude make-up is okay.

Janelle Monáe

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Her bejewelled pixie is always a winner! The dress however is little predictable, but she does look gorg.

The legends

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Love, love, love it! John’s monochrome tuxedo pefectly complements Chrissy’s Marchesa’s tule gown. The wet and slicked back hair balances all the appliqués.

Tracee Ellis Ross

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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.

Olsen Twins

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This pair looks like something out of a hippie horror movie. No!

Serena Williams

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The tennis player shows off her baby bump is a flattering wrap gown! Her make-up and hair looks flawless – barely-there glow with a slicked back bob.

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