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Last night was the annual fund-raising event for the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Costume Institute. This year’s theme was Rei Kawakubo/Comme Des Garçons, the exhibition itself is titled “The Art of the In-Between”. The reclusive designer, who founded label Comme des Garçons in 1969, is the focus of the museum’s latest exhibit and a rare bird in an industry full of peacocks. She scarcely gives interviews, doesn’t have personal social media accounts and won’t measure her success on praise from others.

Guests to the yearly fundraiser held in honor of the exhibit are encouraged to channel the subject of the new showcase, which typically happens with varying degrees of success. Some stars hit the nail on the head this year really embodying the theme (and actually wearing the designer) like Rihanna. The singer wore a Comme des Garçons look, straight off the Fall 2016 runway.

There were, for sure, some brave souls: Pharrell Williams, an event co-chairman, in ripped jeans, “Rei” inked on the knee, plaid shirt and motorcycle jacket; his wife, Helen Lasichanh, in a red jumpsuit that flattened and haloed the body and had no armholes.

Kendall Jenner and Bella Hadid seemed, for example, to have taken inspiration from Ms. Kawakubo’s statement in 2013 that she had decided to stop making clothes for her runway collections (she was making “objects for the body”) and decided that they too, would stop wearing clothes; and instead, wear underwear!

Let’s see who wore what below!

Rihanna wearing Comme des Garçons Image Source: Getty
Blake Lively in Atelier Versace and Ryan Reynolds in Versace Image Source: Getty
Cara Delevingne in Chanel Image Source: Getty
Celine Dion in custom Versace Image Source: Getty
Chrissy Teigen in Marchesa and John Legend in Burberry Image Source: Getty
Gigi Hadid in Tommy Hilfiger Image Source: Getty
Gisele Bundchen in Stella McCartney and Tom Brady in Tom Ford Image Source: Getty
Janelle Monae in Ralph Russo Image Source: Getty
Joe Jonas in custom H&M Image Source: Getty
Kate Hudson in Stella McCartney Image Source: Getty
Katy Perry in Maison Margiela Image Source: Getty
Kendall Jenner in La Perla Couture Image Source: Getty
LaLa Anthony in custom Thai Nguyen Atelier
Madonna in Moschino Image Source: Getty
Nicki Minaj in H&M Image Source: Getty
Helen Lasichanh in Comme des Garcons and Pharrell Williams Image Source: Getty
Stella Maxwell in custom H&M Image Source: Getty
Zendaya in Dolce & Gabbana Image Source: Getty
Zoe Kravitz in Oscar de la Renta Image Source: Getty
Candace Swanepoel in Topshop Image Source: Getty
Rita Ora in Marchesa Image Source: Getty
Nick Jonas in Ralph Lauren Image Source: Getty
Paris Jackson in Calvin Klein Image Source: Getty
Ruby Rose in Burberry Image Source: Getty
Jennifer Lopez in Valentino and Alex Rodriguez Image Source: Getty

Let us know who were some of your favorites of the night in the comments below!


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