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Met Gala 2017 Red Carpet Is... Not Full of Comme des Garçons

With a few notable exceptions.

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Call it fashion’s Oscars, call it the biggest costume party of all time, call it "the Costume Institute gala," if you want to sound fancy — whatever name it goes by, the Met Gala is the most exciting red carpet event for anyone who’s even remotely interested in clothes.

Celebrities go all in, probably to impress Vogue’s Anna Wintour, who not-so-secretly sets the dress code with the night’s sometimes fun, sometimes confusingly obscure theme. The theme is based on the Metropolitan Museum of Art's annual Costume Institute exhibit (which the gala is meant to fete, in case you forgot), and this year’s exhibit focuses on designer Rei Kawakubo, Comme des Garçons, and "the art of the in-between."

Which, when translated into an outfit theme, means... who knows! We sure don’t. But plenty of the celebs and their fashion industry dates are giving it their best shot anyway, as evidenced by the red carpet photos. And then there are the celebs who just... won't even try.

Above, see the head-to-toe outfits of every celeb, model, designer, and Who in attendance at the 2017 Met Gala.