From the moment the theme of the 2017 Met Gala was announced, we knew the red carpet was going to get weird. And, sure enough, as soon as the co-chairs descended upon (or, more accurately, climbed up the museum's steps), the tone was set, even if those in attendance weren't necessarily wearing Comme des Garçons. Such was the case when co-chair Katy Perry made a characteristically dramatic entrance — not in a Rei Kawakubo original, but in a custom John Galliano creation for Maison Margiela "Artisanal" collection.
Perry's all-red get-up consisted of an embroidered wool coat worn over a tulle and chiffon gown, decorated with satin ribbon. Finished with a silk veil that reads "Witness," the performer commenced a slow, measured walk up the stairs — and through the Met — to fully round out the drama of her ensemble.
It certainly fits with the avant-garde theme of the Met's exhibit — and Kawakubo's influence is pretty apparent. As we predicted, though, it's not exactly what we're used to fawning over on a red carpet. So, shortly after Perry entered the building, those following the action at home could gather their thoughts. And the reaction was mixed.
We've got to give it to Perry for taking her co-host status very seriously, deciding not only to wear head-to-toe Margiela, but to truly commit to it.