Katy Perry Wears Red Maison Margiela Gown To Met Gala, Internet Responds
Katy Perry embraced the theme of the 2017 Met Gala and wore a custom made Maison Margiela ‘Artisinal’ gown designed by John Galliano.
KATY PERRY WEARS RED MAISON MARGIELA TO MET GALA
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.
A closer look at @katyperry’s Maison Margiela ‘Artisanal’ coat and dress designed by @jgalliano for the @voguemagazine Met Gala 2017. The custom look was inspired from the Spring-Summer ‘Artisanal’ défilé and worn with a red silk tulle veil, headpiece in high polished chrome and red Tabi boots. #maisonmargiela #artisanalartistry #MetGala2017
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.
Y’all. Why does Katy Perry at the Met Gala look like Lydia Deetz from Beetlejuice? ??? pic.twitter.com/NJ4tbSQAj4
— Shanna ? (@PinaCocoblog) May 1, 2017
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.
— PRICE (@iFeelFreedxm) May 1, 2017
In any event, Perry certainly outdid herself with the theme this year.
?WITNESS? #Repost @voguemagazine ・・・ #metgala co-chair @katyperry stepped in to our Instagram booth in a @maisonmargiela look by John Galliano. Director @gvsgvs Producer @kelmcgee23 DP @toddbanhazl Digital Art Installation @silasveta Multimedia Producer @paulina_zakh Steadicam @yoshisteadiop 1st AC @rebecca.rajadnya Camera Red Weapon 8KS35 @reddigitalcinema Camera Lenses @abelcine Installation DJ @evahthaevah Editors @alvarocdc, @instaroth, @modern.post Music @maiahmanser