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How will Gala attendees dress to fit the subtle "theme?" And what will tourists and local museum visitors make of Kawakubo's experimental designs? The answer to the first we'll find out on Monday, May 1st, a.k.a. the first Monday in May, when celebrities hit the Met Gala red carpet and showcase their avant-garde best.
The second we'll find out when guests start streaming into the museum to visit Comme des Garçons: Art of the In-Between on Thursday, May 4th. We'll be covering every piece of it right here.