Katy Perry In Maison Margiela Couture – 2017 Met Gala

As one of the 2017 Met Gala co-chairs, Katy Perry was one of the first to hit the red carpet—which is actually blue this year—on Monday (May 1) in New York City.

The avant-garde dress code, in celebration of the Costume Institute’s new exhibit ‘Rei Kawakubo/Comme des Garçons: Art of the In-Between,’ was not lost on Katy as she took it to the nth degree in a fiery-red Maison Margiela Spring 2017 Couture veiled design.

While the look cannot be faulted for not making an entirely dramatic spectacle for which the Met Gala is known and loved, I do think it crossed too far into the OTT lane of the red carpet.

Adding the heavy-handed embellishment to the original design, plus what seems to be even more flurries of tulle, made Katy appear to be swimming through her own version of the Red Sea.

As for the ‘Witness’ headpiece, complete with swirled metal pieces and two side compact mirrors, it certainly made a statement—one that was nearly comical in its crafty, DIY nature.

Red-haute? Or red-not?

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26 Responses to Katy Perry In Maison Margiela Couture – 2017 Met Gala

  1. Stefanie May 3, 2017 at 09:26 #

    Yesterday my super proud Zeeuws boyfriend got really excited when looking at this picture and screamed, “This headpiece is Zeeuws”. Apparently the elements around her head are a combination of the traditional headpieces of two different islands (one Protestant, one Catholic) in (Dutch) Zeeland. It might not be a great outfit but it got my fashion-averse boyfriend at least interested in it for like 5 minutes.

  2. Khari May 2, 2017 at 20:37 #

    If the outfit wasn’t hard enough to take in… the shoes leave much to be desired. Those are the most unappealing leather shoes mankind has ever witnessed

  3. Errun May 2, 2017 at 16:20 #

    Somehow I liked the runway version better than the Met one! Runway version is edgier. Also that train has taken away the whole combat it had.

  4. Caroline May 2, 2017 at 16:19 #

    I am shocked in the most negative sense of the word. Leave it to Rihanna to shock us nailing the theme like nobody else. This is a joke.

  5. Gemma Rockets May 2, 2017 at 14:42 #

    Kudos to Katy for dressing to the theme. I do wish she’d gone sans the veil/headpiece, as I suspect there is much artistry and detail in the dress that is being missed (in photos at least).

  6. Trinny May 2, 2017 at 04:43 #

    She tried.

    • Alina May 2, 2017 at 18:05 #


  7. JHH May 2, 2017 at 03:17 #

    Red-Not for me. I get the theme but it looks awful.

  8. X May 2, 2017 at 03:13 #

    I don’t get the hate. It’s CdG gala and she’s the co-chair so go big or go home.
    Plus this look is to say at least decent and meticulously styled.
    Wonder if those people who hate this look to the guts knows anything about CdG at all.

  9. Tenacious May 2, 2017 at 02:20 #

    It’s a no for me.

  10. Vallath May 2, 2017 at 02:13 #

    Disappointed. There is a lot of cool but wearable stuff from the CDG Spring 1991 or Spring 1996 collections that would be perfect for her. This Galliano is representative of the worst of CDG’s taste.

  11. Nadia99 May 2, 2017 at 02:10 #

    It works for the MET Gala.

  12. Alex May 2, 2017 at 01:53 #

    I love it. Go big or go home!

  13. Ana May 2, 2017 at 01:37 #

    I don’t know about this, technically I don’t like it but it is the theme. If anything I’d like the dress to be a little more mermaid gown-like but kudos to her for making it interesting.

  14. Amanda May 2, 2017 at 01:16 #

    Oh my goshhhh awful!!!

  15. Nat39 May 2, 2017 at 01:15 #

    Definition of going overboard. It’s still a major fashion event with a theme, not a costume parade. One has to find the balance.

  16. Giada May 2, 2017 at 01:14 #

    Every time Katy Perry tries to do an avant garde look, she ends up looking like a caricature in a costume. Like a kitsch, Disney-version of avant garde. No. Just no.

    • elle May 2, 2017 at 02:01 #

      Oh! That made me laugh… Like Snow White and the quest for adult fans. Some just don’t have the personality to pull off avant garde. Lady Gaga would probably suit this better.

    • Maria Alice May 2, 2017 at 20:41 #

      Absolutely agree!!!!!

  17. Pheephee May 2, 2017 at 01:02 #

    Yup too far overboard….Perhaps without the headpiece? So far she is most on theme and I appreciate that but its gone a lil too far to be interesting n became just silly.

  18. Amanda May 2, 2017 at 00:58 #

    Ya its a bit much but given the theme is it really?? if you can’t wear something like this to the Met Gala then where can you wear it??

  19. Ale May 2, 2017 at 00:31 #

    I was expecting something crazy from her, but this is REALLY crazy and overdone.

  20. AnderBoBo May 2, 2017 at 00:25 #

    This looks like something that would be a goof outfit in some sort of parody of the Met, definitely too costumey.

  21. milena May 2, 2017 at 00:24 #

    I appreciate the fact that she’s not wearing a boring dress that could be worn to any event and she’s sticking with the theme but… I just can’t get on board

  22. Chris May 2, 2017 at 00:24 #

    It’s crazy, but for this event, it works for me.

  23. Christine May 2, 2017 at 00:23 #

    I give her major props for adhering to the theme, but I do not BUY this avant garde look on Bubble Hum Katy.

    Rihanna she is not. Sorry, but no. Kudos though

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