4 Asian Designers That Shone At The 2017 Met Gala
The ones who made the cut.
At this year's Met Gala, the Metropolitan Museum of Modern Art paid homage to one of fashion's greatest visionaries, Rei Kawakubo. With an eclectic aesthetic, the creative director of fashion house Comme des Garcons combines Eastern elements into Western garments seamlessly (quite literally sometimes), shaping her to become one of the century's most prolific fashion conceptualizers.
Besides Ms. Kawakubo herself, here are a few other Asian designers who dressed who's who on fashion's most outrageous night out.
(Related: 10 Must-See Looks From The 2017 Met Ball)
La La Anthony in Thai Nguyen Atelier
La La Anthony looked elegant in a sheer black embellished dress designed by Thai Nguyen, a Vietnamese couture designer. Continuing the 'naked dress' trend from previous years at the Met Ball, the delicate garment accentuated the TV personality's curves in a classy manner with intricate black beading webbing throughout the gothic chassis of the dress.
Dree Hemingway in Sanjay Kasliwal Jewellery
Dree Hemingway complimented her monochromatic floor-length cami (and bleached brows) with Sanjay Kasliwal jewellery, adding just the right amount of sparkle to a monochrome ensemble. With dangling earrings that stood out against her tousled curls, and opulent gemstone rings on her fingers, the American model-actress gave us serious Kate Moss #throwback vibes.
Bella Hadid in Alexander Wang
No Met Ball would be complete without someone wearing an outfit by Alexander Wang. The American designer with Taiwanese heritage has dressed celebrities such as Lady Gaga and Miley Cyrus in past Met Balls, leaving memorable, often provocative impressions. This year, the designer dressed model Bella Hadid in a knitted body-hugging jumpsuit. The black sheer jumpsuit featured an off-the-shoulder neckline and trailed all the way down the soles of Bella's feet, leaving many heads turned.
Rihanna in Comme des Garcon
After breaking the internet with an exquisite Guo Pei piece, Rihanna is back, wearing yet another flamboyant and avant-garde garment designed by an Asian designer. The Twitterverse could not stop talking about how Rihanna looked ethereal in the Comme des Garcons multi-layered sculptural dress and how she embodied Kawakubo's idiosyncratic design to the tee.