Met Gala 2017: Top Five Trends

I'm a few days late with my favourite looks from the Met Gala 2017, however, I couldn't pass up the opportunity to look through all the amazing and unique looks from Mondays 'Oscars' for the fashion world. The theme this year was Rei Kawakubo/Comme des Garcons. Rei Kawakubo is the first living designer, since Yves Saint Laurent in 1983, to be the sole subject of the Met's blockbuster exhibit. She is one of fashion's most important and influential designers of the past 40 years. The theme was very avant-garde and some of the attendees stuck to the theme strictly, while others interpreted it for themselves. The final product was an evening of diverse looks.

The top five trends that showed up on the runway were: 

  • Volume
  • Trousers vs. Dresses
  • Seeing Red
  • Throwback Ballgowns
  • Thigh High

Below are my favourite looks from each trend, what was your favourite look of the night?

Zendaya wearing  Dolce & Gabbana

Zendaya wearing Dolce & Gabbana

One major trend was volume. Rihanna, Solange and Zendaya (above) chose voluminous ensembles to make a statement and homage to Comme des Garcons and their use of volume on the runway.

Cara Delevingne wearing  Chanel Haute Couture

Cara Delevingne wearing Chanel Haute Couture

A major and unique trend this year at the Met Gala was women choosing to wear trousers rather than dresses. Seen above on Cara Delevingne, she was not the only woman to opt for trousers, joined by Claire Danes and Evan Rachel Wood, the look was a sleek and modern change from typical gowns. 

Rose Byrne wearing  Ralph Lauren

Rose Byrne wearing Ralph Lauren

Another trend was the colour red. Seen on Emma Roberts, Katy Perry and Rose Byrne, seen above. Cherry Red is the unofficial colour of Comme des Garcons so it makes sense that these celebrities chose the crimson hue for the evening. 

Lily Collins wearing  Giambatista Valli

Lily Collins wearing Giambatista Valli

A notable trend seen on the red carpet was the return of the ballgown. Seen on numerous celebrities like Lily-Rose Depp, Candice Swanepoel and here on Lily Collins. Although it was a throwback to past Met Galas, this look was a welcome change from the experimental outfits seen at the event. 

Lily Aldridge wearing  Ralph Lauren  dress and  Balenciaga  shoes

Lily Aldridge wearing Ralph Lauren dress and Balenciaga shoes

The final trend was the thigh high split seen in dresses across the runway. This look seen on Joan Smalls, Naomi Campbell and Lily Aldridge seen above, was the perfect trend to not only show off the models' lengthly legs but also bold and unique shoes. A simple dress with a thigh high split was the dress of choice by the models this Met Gala.