The Most Interesting and Outrageous Celebrity Dresses at the Met Gala Red Carpet

The most beautiful and outrageous looks at the 2017 Met Gala.
Rihanna at the 2017 Met Gala in New York City on May 1. Carlo Allegri- REUTERS

Updated | Ever since Vogue editor Anna Wintour became the chairwoman of the Metropolitan Museum of Art Costume Institute Benefit—aka the Met Gala—in 1999, the black-tie celebration has become one of the most enchanting events in fashion. The industry's most elite players and high-profile celebrities always arrive at New York City's Metropolitan Museum, where the luxurious event is held each year, looking nothing short of stunning but completely over the top.

Unlike most red carpets and award shows, the Met Gala is a time when celebrities and fashionistas can show off the artistic and often kooky side of fashion, donning the most intricate gowns, headpieces, statement jewelry and hairstyles. No matter how outrageous the look, though, the event is always flooded with glamour and style that usually embodies the theme of the year.

.@Rihanna shuts down the #MetGala red carpet in a #CommedesGarcons look, straight off the Fall 2016 runway.

— Vogue Magazine (@voguemagazine) May 2, 2017

During the 2017 Gala Monday night, guests celebrated the opening exhibition of Comme des Garçons founder Rei Kawakubo, and they didn't miss the mark in embodying the designer's creativity.

Check out a few photos of the most interesting, beautiful and outrageous looks at the Met Gala below:

1. Solange in Thom Browne at the 2017 Met Gala

Thank you @ThomBrowneNY ⚫️
And love to #reikawakubo and missy Elliot for being great ⛸

— solange knowles (@solangeknowles) May 2, 2017

2. Janelle Monae in Ralph & Russo Couture at the 2017 Met Gala

The slay that we knew was coming 😍😍 @JanelleMonae #MetGala

— TRIBE (@youneedtribe) May 2, 2017

3. Blake Lively in Versace at the 2017 Met Gala

Detail shot of @BlakeLively's stunning train #MetGala #MetKawakubo #ReiKawakubo @enews @EOnlineStyle

— Zanna Roberts Rassi (@zannarassi) May 2, 2017

4. Halle Berry in Atelier Versace at the 2017 Met Gala

Halle Berry in a black & gold Donatella Versace dress at the MET Gala.🔥

— theJasmineBRAND (@thejasminebrand) May 2, 2017

5. Helen Lasichanh in Comme des Garçons at the 2017 Met Gala

love Helen Lasichanh in #CommeDesGarcons #metgala2017

— lindsay peoples wagner (@lpeopleswagner) May 1, 2017

6. Cara Delevingne in Chanel Couture at the 2017 Met Gala

May 1: Cara Delevingne leaving her hotel in New York City.

— Caraimages (@Caraimages) May 2, 2017

7. Nicki Minaj in H&M at the 2017 Met Gala

Kim Kardashian and Nicki Minaj share a moment on the #MetGala red carpet:

— W Magazine (@wmag) May 2, 2017

8. Léa Seydoux in Louis Vuitton at the 2017 Met Gala

9. Rita Ora in Marchesa at the 2017 Met Gala

.@RitaOra is all wrapped up in the #MetGala look.
📷: Getty / Jamie McCarthy

— POPSUGAR Fashion (@POPSUGARFashion) May 2, 2017

10. Julianne Moore in Calvin Klein by Appointment at the 2017 Met Gala

11. Zendaya Coleman in Dolce & Gabbana Alta Moda Couture at the 2017 Met Gala

12. Kylie Jenner in Atelier Versace at the 2017 Met Gala

From @KylieJenner & Donatella @Versace to Dakota Johnson & Alessandro, these were the #MetGala best squad goals:

— British Vogue (@BritishVogue) May 2, 2017

13. La La Anthony in Thai Nguyen Atelier at the 2017 Met Gala

#LaLaAnthony 🗽 #MetGala2017 #ComeThru w/ the #Slayage

— You're A D💎LL™ (@DollTweetMe) May 2, 2017

14. Priyanka Chopra in Ralph Lauren Collection at the 2017 Met Gala

Actually, this trench coat-gown by @RalphLauren on Priyanka Chopra is a weirdly great combo. #MetGala

— Vanessa Friedman (@VVFriedman) May 1, 2017

15. Katy Perry in Maison Margiela Couture at the 2017 Met Gala

Don't miss a single #MetGala photo, starting with hostess @KatyPerry

— billboard (@billboard) May 1, 2017

Correction: An earlier version of this story misspelled the names of Anna Wintour and Cara Delevingne.