The Met Gala is the biggest night on any fashionista’s calendar and the stars were out in force on the red carpet this year.
The theme for 2017 was Rei Kawakubo and Comme des Garçons, encouraging celebrities to go avant garde for the occasion.
Most of them opted against following the theme and instead chose pretty dresses, but some managed to knock it out of the park.
Cute couple: Selena Gomez and The Weeknd walked the Met Gala red carpet together | WENN.comTurning every head: Rihanna went all out with the Rei Kawakubo and Comme des Garçons theme | WENN.comBeautiful: Zendaya looked stunning in her printed Dolce and Gabbana gown | WENN.comTurning heads: Katy Perry wore a red tulle veiled dress that fans thought was a hint to her new album | WENN.comShowing some skin: Nicki Minaj flashed her legs in a sexy black and red creation | WENN.comKiss me quick: Gisele Bundchen and Tom Brady piled on the PDA on the red carpet | WENN.comBlack and gold: Halle Berry wore an elaborate dress that was partly see-through | WENN.comIf it ain’t broke: Kylie Jenner is a big fan of naked dresses so dared to bare for the occasion | WENN.comRevealing: But it was Kendall who went for the raciest look in a dress that showed off her bottom | WENN.comUnexpected: Kim Kardashian kept things simple in a tight white creation by Vivienne Westwood | WENN.comCheck her out: Bella Hadid wore a backless see-through bodysuit by Alexander Wang | WENN.com
Unsurprisingly Rihanna went all out, putting many of her peers to shame in an extremely bizarre and colourful creation by Comme des Garçons.
While it was certainly a bold choice, the pop star was definitely sticking to the theme, adding sandals that tied up to her knees and striking pink eyeshadow.
Katy Perry was one of the first celebrities to arrive at the event, and commanded everyone’s attention in a red dress with a long train and veil.
Happy: Jennifer Lopez and Alex Rodriguez also made their red carpet debut as a couple | WENN.comLovely: Reese Witherspoon picked an edgy black and blue one-shouldered dress | WENN.comPretty in pink: Gwyneth Paltrow decided against following the evening’s theme | WENN.comRelationship goals: As always Blake Lively and Ryan Reynolds made for an adorable duo | WENN.com
Dramatic: Lena Dunham definitely turned heads in her red and black gingham creation | WENN.comGlitzy: Emily Ratajkowski sparkled her way down the star-studded red carpet | WENN.comStriking: Priyanka Chopra definitely stood out in her trench coat gown with a huge train | WENN.comChanging her mind: Amy Schumer was at the bash after saying last year that she wouldn’t return | WENN.com
New look: Cara Delevingne debuted her shaved head, which she had painted silver | WENN.comClassic: Katie Holmes usually wears an elegant Zac Posen gown, and last night was no different | WENN.com
Zendaya also picked an elaborate orange gown featuring a parrot print, while Janelle Monae looked incredible in a ruffled black and white design and Priyanka Chopra wore a dramatic trench coat gown.
Elsewhere Rita Ora was wrapped up in a big red bow, and Nicki Minaj showed off her legs in a dress that featured underwear and a red and black train.
Cara Delevingne also had one of the most striking looks of the night, as she showed off her freshly shaved head on the red carpet, and painted her bald head silver to match her plunging jumpsuit.
Oh baby: Serena Williams showed off her growing bump in an emerald green number | WENN.comMellow yellow: Jessica Chastain channelled Belle from Beauty in the Beast in her frock | WENN.comEthereal: Elle Fanning looked gorgeous in an icy blue gown | WENN.comStanding out: Ashley Graham showcased her curves in this H&M design | WENN.com The Force is strong with this one: Felicity Jones wore a pale lilac gown | WENN.comSo in love: Eddie Redmayne was joined by his wife Hannah Bagshawe | WENN.com Edgy: Lily Aldridge made sure to follow the theme for the evening | WENN.comPlaying it safe: Meanwhile Dakota Johnson chose a black ruffled gown | WENN.com Best dressed: Zoe Kravitz had one of our favourite looks of the night | WENN.comModel behaviour: Candice Swanepoel, Sofia Richie, Sistine Stallone, Behati Prinsloo and Joan Smalls were all dressed by Topshop | WENN.com
Other stars took the theme to mean they ought to pick something daring.
Kendall Jenner was practically naked in her see-through La Perla dress, and her close friend Bella Hadid wore a sheer and backless bodysuit by Alexander Wang.
Kylie Jenner also wore a “naked” style dress, while Kim Kardashian opted for a change from her usual look and picked a white Vivienne Westwood number.
Showing some skin: Rose Byrne was daring to bare in a red plunging creation | WENN.com Sexy: Adriana Lima flashed a lot of leg in her pretty black gown | WENN.com On theme: Lily Collins looked like a gothic ballerina for the bash | WENN.comFamily matters: Courtney Love attended the event with her daughter Frances Bean Cobain | WENN.comPrints charming: Elizabeth Banks wore an eye-catching dress, and posed beside Jaden Smith who was carrying his dreadlocks | WENN.comGlamorous: Emma Roberts paired a bright red dress with a pink furry shawl | WENN.com Fabulous: Allison Williams looked amazing in a black and white dress with bright blonde hair | WENN.com First Met Gala: Paris Jackson made her debut at the Anna Wintour-hosted bash | WENN.comFamous friends: Kate Hudson posed with Naomi Watts and Stella McCartney | WENN.comDebut: Celine Dion was attending the star-studded event for the very first time | WENN.com
The red carpet showcased not just some great style moments but also s0me adorable couples, and Chrissy Teigen and John Legend and Blake Lively and Ryan Reynolds were everyone’s relationship goals as usual.
Meanwhile Selena Gomez and The Weeknd sent fans into a frenzy as they made their red carpet debut, and Jennifer Lopez and Alex Rodriguez were also walking their first red carpet together.
The annual event to benefit the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Costume Institute in New York City is thrown by Anna Wintour and boasts a different theme every year.