It's the first Monday in May and the most important red carpet of the year.
Yep, we're talking about the Met Gala, the signature event to support the Costume Institute at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. This year's honoree, Rei Kawakubo of Comme des Garcons, has the distinct honor of being the institute's first ever living honoree, an honor that couldn't be more deserved considering the art and sculpture she produces.
My red carpet faves all have something in common this year - they dressed for the theme. From the riskier sculptural pieces to the avant-garde, and the exquisite detail on Rei's signature black and red, guests who dressed the theme this year were fewer than normal. This year, more than most, it seemed that the dresses quite frankly had nothing to do with the actual fashion theme, and more to do with the flashbulbs the celebrity invitees were trying to induce.
So without further ado, here are my favorite looks from this year's Met Gala.
Tracee Ellis Ross