Met Gala 2017: Rihanna Did Not Come to Play

Posted on May 02, 2017

Everyone held their breath, waiting for Miss Ri to show up. Would she outdo the stunning look she wore two years ago, which has since become iconic? Will she take her rightful place on the throne as the Queen of the Met Gala?

You be the judge:

 

Haha. We’re joking, of course. We’ll be the judges. When we’re done, we’ll hand the Judging Stick off to you so you can tell us we’re nuts.

Yes, we like this. We borderline-love it. Like we said in Katy Perry’s post, regardless of whether an attendee of the Met Gala opts to wear the theme-specific wares of Commes des Garcons, they should show up in something jaw-dropping and maybe even weird, because that’s what the Met Gala demands. With Miss Ri, we got the total package. She’s one of the few attendees to show up actually wearing the work of the designer being celebrated AND because that designer is Rei Kawakubo, she nailed the “go big or go home” criterion we insist on.

Is this perfect? Not at all. Literally everything from her waist down ranges from problematic to bad. The sandals are an example of the former and those weird things hanging off her hips would be the latter. In addition, Lorenzo isn’t particularly in love with the fabrics and the unfinished edges of the petals. Still, we’re both in agreement that she looks completely unlike anyone else there, not to mention completely unlike anything we’ve ever seen on a red carpet before. It’s big, it’s head-turning, it’s unforgettable. No, it’s not chic or pretty in the conventional sense, but that’s entirely the point of it.

 

 

Style Credits:
Comme des Garçons Dress Featuring Tiered Petals and Three-Dimensional Panels from the Fall 2016 Collection
Rihanna Loves Chopard Jewelry
DVANI by A&D Gem Ring
Le Vian Jewelry
Dsquared2 Riri Sandals

[Photo Credit: John Nacion Imaging/startraksphoto.com, Getty Images, IMAXTree]

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