The first Monday in May is Met Gala Monday. That means the biggest celebrities, designers, models, and sundry other VIPs will be descending on the Metropolitan Museum of Art tonight in their red carpet best to celebrate the Costume Institute’s new exhibition “Rei Kawakubo/Comme des Garçons: Art of the In-Between.” The dress code? Avant-garde. Expect A-listers to show up in experimental, out-of-this world looks for the red carpet (this year it’s actually a blue carpet!).
8:28 p.m.: Rihanna is here! The Bad Gal chose a Fall 2016 Comme des Garçons piece that she paired with strappy red thigh-high sandals. Easier to move in that her Guo Pei? Yes, but every square inch as showstopping.
8:52 p.m.: Bella Hadid is nearly naked in a sheer, beaded black Alexander Wang catsuit.
8:42 p.m.: Madonna and Jeremy Scott are in their best Moschino camouflage looks tonight. Hers comes with a tattered stole, his with a beret.
8:31 p.m.: Cara Delevingne has a novel accessory for her shorn head: silver paint! The model-turned-actress topped off her Chanel Haute Couture suit with a silver painted pixie cut.
8:19 p.m.: Kim Kardashian West has traded over-the-top glitz for an understated, ethereal white dress by Vivienne Westwood. No jewelry. No bag. Simple sandals. C’est tout. On the carpet she says, "I'm really excited to be with my sisters."
8:18 p.m.: Blake Lively’s feather-trimmed dress is a red carpet showstopper. Props to Lively’s husband Ryan Reynolds who chose a matching blue bow tie.
7:45 p.m.: Kendall Jenner’s La Perla couture dress leaves little to the imagination, is as bare as her sister Kylie’s Atelier Versace number.
7:18 p.m.: In the world of Kylie Jenner and Donatella Versace, the naked dress is always in. Kim’s littlest sis is sporting a nude, semi-sheer Atelier Versace dress with floral embellishment and fringe and has gone back to her platinum blonde locks. Donatella hair is in bright yellow. “My Atelier Versace gown for this year’s Met Gala is about the purity and power of design. I have so much admiration for Rei Kawakubo, especially for her determination and incredible strength,” Versace told Vogue. “The best way to show my respect was to think about the essence of design itself. I considered the themes of my Fall 2017 show, about the empowerment of the female mind and body. I wanted this gown to be about the power of cut, with the iconic Versace metal mesh in a strong and powerful yellow, which was how my brother first produced the material, draped in a one-shoulder column dress with a torchon strap.”