05/02/2017 12:19 EDT | Updated 05/10/2017 09:30 EDT

Met Gala 2017: The Best And Wackiest Dressed Stars Of The Night

Trust us when we say that out of all the Mondays on the yearly calendar, the first Monday in May is the most famous.

Which other Monday has A-list stars, top models and young creatives from around the globe gathering in New York City to celebrate what is known as "fashion’s biggest night out?"

Yup, it's the extravagant 2017 Met Gala and it just served us some looks that are sure to go down in red carpet history. And we're here to share it all with you.

The annual fundraising gala, put on by the Costume Institute at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, honoured 74-year-old Comme des Garçons designer Rei Kawakubo, and you bet the "Art of the In-Between" theme had fashion's elite pushing the status quo when it came to their designer gowns.

From co-chair of the evening, Katy Perry, as the avant garde lady in red, to Rihanna reclaiming her crown as Met Ball queen, all the way to Lily Collins paying homage to the woman of the evening with her wig, the night was filled with fabulousness. Oh, except that many celebs weren't daring enough to follow the theme of the evening (for which we say, "Shame").

Now, who did we crown our best dressed at the party of the year? And who did we give a "you tried" golden star to? Check out our best and wackiest dressed list below! (Disclaimer: anyone who actually committed to the Rei Kawakubo theme instantly got points in our books!)

  • YAS: Rihanna in Comme des Garçons
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    If you look up 'iconic' in the dictionary, you'll probably find the face of Robyn Fenty, a.k.a. fashion goddess, a.k.a. Rihanna. Making the world proud with her take on the evening's theme, the pop star wore a dress piece of art by the evening's honoree, Comme des Garcons designer Rei Kawakubo. From the gown's petals of fabric to the red gladiator heels and topped off with bright pink eyeshadow and a high-rise top knot (a beauty look inspired by Kawakubo's spring 1997 runway show, the Hollywood Reporter notes) Bad Gal Riri proved, once again, that she is the belle of the Met Gala ball.
  • YAS: Celine Dion in Versace
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    Making her Met Gala debut after years in the spotlight, Celine showed everyone what they were missing all these years. Owning it in custom Versace, the legendary Canadian songstress wore a origami-inspired headpiece and dazzled in silver t-shirt (not something many can do). And can we talk about that thigh-high slit? So chic! Shoutout to her stylist Law Roach for putting this look together!
  • HUH: Madonna in Moschino
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    Although she is ready for the battlefield that is the Met Gala red carpet, Madonna looks out of place in this army print Moschino gown with matching leather gloves. For real, are those backpack straps we see? Did she really drink out of an army water bottle on the carpet? Yes and yes. We don't think camo has much to do with the styling of Rei Kawakubo. So this look is a no for us. However, we do love the blond locks. And for that we say, solider on, Madge.
  • YAS: Kim Kardashian in Vivienne Westwood
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    Kim K. recently told Ellen that she didn't know if she could "ever wear real jewelry again," and it looks like she's sticking to her word with her minimal Met Gala look. Trading in her usual over-the-top glitz for a simple, strapless gown by Vivienne Westwood, we're digging Kim's new fashion chapter. She even keeps her beauty look underrated with sleek locks, a highlighted eye and a tropical tan.
  • ON THE FENCE: Jennifer Lopez in Valentino
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    Sure, JLo looks stunning, almost angelic, in this loose, elegant caftan sky blue gown by Valentino. And that long, high ponytail just takes our breath away. But did Jenny follow the avant-garde theme of the evening? No. For that, she's on our fence.
  • YAS: Gigi Hadid in Tommy Hilfiger
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    Making us add fishnet stockings to our summer must-have fashion list, Gigi took the 2017 Met Gala by storm. We mean, look at that fierceness! With nude tulle dragging behind her, the supermodel made her mark on the night with a asymmetrical, one-shoulder Tommy Hilfiger dress. But the real star of Gigi's ensemble? That leg pop. Oh, and maybe that long, single side bang.
  • YAS: Halle Berry in Atelier Versace
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    Although Halle's 2002 Elie Saab Oscar's dress will go down as her most iconic fashion moment of all time, this 2017 Met Ball look could be her close second. Flaunting it in a beaded Atelier Versace jumpsuit with all the right sheer details, Halle takes her fashion game to a whole new level. With the garment's metallic gold appliqués falling beautiful into a train, we should all just agree that the actress slayed it in her (long overdue) Met Gala debut.
  • HUH: Kendall Jenner in La Perla
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    Ah, Kendall Jenner. Another celeb who may have not got the memo on the night's theme. Although her lingerie-inspired frock fits her beautifully and we applaud her daringness to wear a shoulder to pelvic bone cut-out, we just can't get on board with the look. We mean, where's the avant garde in this? We will however raise our glass to her perfect red lip. Because it's good. Cheers, Kenny.
  • HUH: Emily Ratajkowski in Marc Jacobs
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    Looking like Van Gogh's legendary "The Starry Night” painting, Emily Ratajkowski is truly a work of art in this skin-tight March Jacobs . But although this sequins has us mesmerized, the theme of the night is nowhere to be found in this number. Sorry, Em.
  • YAS: Zoe Kravitz in Oscar de la Renta
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    A 2017 red carpet wouldn't be completely without a touch of millennial pink, and Zoe Kravitz beautifully blessed us with that. Rocking a edgy blond pixie cut, the actress looked stunning in a strapless gown with an off-the-shoulder train. Just call this pink perfection.
  • YAS: Ashley Graham in Comme des Garçons
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    What do you get when you mix the model of the moment with the brand of the evening? One of the best looks of the night. "Size sexy" model, Ashley Graham, stunned in this Comme des Garçons gown designed by Rei Kawakubo. The dress, which celebrates shapes, is equipped with floral and corset details that allow the dress to fit perfectly. And we must say, red might be Ashley's colour.
  • YAS: Selena Gomez in Coach
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    So the soft pink silk chiffon slip dress with its delicate lace and embroider details by Coach may be a bit too tame for the evening, but the bareness with that magenta eyeshadow was the real hot point of the ensemble. Plus, we're giving Selena some extra point for that oh-so-chic frontal slit.
  • HUH: Kylie Jenner in Atelier Versace
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    Kylie loves herself a sheer, glittering number. But was this beautiful gown by Atelier Versace (side note: Donatella Versace was Kylie's date for the evening) the right choice for the evening? No. The shock value would have been higher if Kylie showed up in something we've never seen her in before. But will will say her skin is flawless and her hair is oh-so-shiny. Now excuse us as we forever ponder about King Kylie's skincare routine ...
  • YAS: Priyanka Chopra in Ralph Lauren
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    That's detective Chopra to you! Not many people could rock an oversized trench on the red carpet, but dang, Priyanka can. Pushing up her sleeve, showing off a little leg and popping that collar, the "Quantico" star was all business on the red carpet. To top off the strong and powerful ensemble, the actress added a fierce brown lip and sky-high top knot to her beauty look.
  • HUH: Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen
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    The twinning queens of boho chic have graced us with their presence this fine evening, yet we can't help but to think "Coachella was last month" when we see their outfits. Lace? Fur? Embroidery? We'll take a pass in respect to the theme.
  • YAS: Rita Ora in Marchesa
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    Rita Ora is the gift (wrapped in a lovely oversized satin red bow) we needed this evening. The British pop star brought her daring side to the Met in this laced up Marchesa with its cascading nude silk tulle skirt, and we thank her for going OTT. Her sculpted, anime-like blond pixie cut is perfection alongside dazzling Lorraine Schwartz diamond studs.
  • YAS: Nicki Minaj in H&M
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    When we first saw Nicki Minaj's 2017 Met Gala gown, we couldn't believe our eyes. Was that really H&M? Yup, it was. The dress gave the ultimate nod to Rei Kawakubo with it's obi belt, featuring the face of the Comme des Garçons’ designer. The hip-hop queen looked regal with the fiery red ensemble's satin kimono top and dramatic train.
  • YAS: Grace Hartzel in Dior
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    You may be thinking, "What? Best dressed?" Sure, this look will forever haunt our dreams, but model Grace Hartzel did her homework and nailed the evening's theme with this through back Comme des Garcons 1997 look.
  • YAS: Katy Perry in Maison Margiela "Artisanal"
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    Katy Perry sure served up a wacky look, but boy, was it a good one. It was daring and followed the theme and for that, we're giving Katy our best-dressed blessing. Pushing her fashion limits to the brim, the Met Gala's co-chair did Anna Wintour proud with her Maison Margiela "Artisanal" which featured layers and layers of red tulle and chiffon. But it's the veil paired with that headpiece which had fashion lovers yelling "YASSSS!" into the abyss.
  • HUH: Gwyneth Paltrow in Calvin Klein
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    One word: boring. After slamming the Met Gala once upon a time and vowing to never come back, Paltrow indeed return wearing a dress we've kind of seen her in before (Sorry, Gwyn. But both your 1996 and 2012 selves are calling and they wants their Oscars dresses back).
  • YAS: Lily Collins in Giambattista Valli
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    Now, THIS is how you do a theme! Lily Collins paid homage to the woman of the night, wearing a Rei Kawakubo-esque wig. The square bob and chopped bags were the magic touch alongside this punk-princess Giambattista Valli gown.
  • YAS: Bella Hadid in Alexander Wang
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    Is that cat woman? Nope, it's just Bella Hadid rocking one mighty fine (and revealing) Alexander Wang jumpsuit. Put this look in the win column.
  • YAS: Lily Aldridge in Ralph Lauren Collection
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    Pairing a bright pick, mesh mask with an elegant white, off-the-shoulder Ralph Lauren Collection dress and red Balenciaga thigh high boots might sound like a fashion disaster, but model Lily Aldridge does the look justice and pulls off this combo beautifully.
  • YAS: Pharrell Williams and Helen Lasichanh in Comme des Garcons
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    If there's one person who absolutely got it right with the theme this evening, it's Helen Lasichanh. Yes, girl.
  • YAS: Tracee Ellis Ross in Comme Des Garçons
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    Tracee owns this look. And owned the theme. We highly approve.
  • HUH: Gisele Bundchen in Stella McCartney
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    Co-host Gisele Bundchen in Stella McCartney doesn't looks so avant-garde, leading us to conclude that this look lacks what should have been celebrated this evening.
  • YAS: Dakota Johnson in Gucci
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    Dakota Johnson has proved she's a Vogue cover girl, now she's proving that she's one her way to becoming a red carpet icon. We love this black detailed Gucci number.
  • HUH: Lena Dunham in Elizabeth Kennedy
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    Too much. That is all.
  • YAS: Cara Delevingne in Chanel
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    Lets just say this look is out of this world. And that hair is taking us to a whole new galaxy.
  • YAS: Zendaya in Dolce & Gabbana
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    Zendaya shines bright and looks fly (get it? birds?) in this Dolce & Gabbana number, but what we love even more is that she rocks her natural hair on the carpet.