Katy Perry embraced the theme of the 2017 Met Gala and wore a custom made Maison Margiela ‘Artisinal’ gown designed by John Galliano.


The dress and coat ensemble was bright red, and featured lace, metal, a head brace, and even mirrors. Every year the Met Gala has a theme, and this year’s was Comme de Garçons in honor of designer Rei Kawakubo. Kawakubo is known for her exuberance and her refusal to accept any clothing design rules. She often challenges the ideas of beauty, identity, and gender in her work, and is considered one of the most influential designers of the 20th and now 21st centuries.

In the past, participants in the gala have received flak for not fully embracing the theme, and it appears Perry did not want to end up in that camp. Her outfit was nothing if not eccentric and trend-defying.

The Internet, however, had a hard time wrapping its brain around the look. Many joked about various characters and objects that Perry’s outfit reminded them of. Some mentioned Winona Ryder‘s character in Beetlejuice, who wore a fluffy, all-red ensemble.

Others brought up Regina George in her head and back brace at the end of Mean Girls. And of course the scary villain from Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom. One Twitter user even compared the outfit to a red feather duster.

In any event, Perry certainly outdid herself with the theme this year.

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