While totally possible Kanye is simply ditching the event to spend some well-deserved time with his super adorable kids North and Saint, some fashion insiders believe it might also be because the rapper got into a bit of trouble a year ago after he showed up to the event wearing ripped denim.
Avant-garde. It's a fitting dress code considering Kawakubo's unconventional, structural designs for Comme des Garçons.
Celebrated in the fashion press, Kawakubo is described as a "trailblazer" by Harper's Bazaar or "the ultimate renegade designer" by GQ, making audiences "question everything they know about conventional clothes". Wintour, Katy Perry, and Pharrell Williams are co-chairing, and the Met Gala will honor Rei Kawakubo, the super-subversive Comme Des Garçons designer. 'She doesn't abide by any laws when it comes to techniques or construction. I can't say I know anyone with a single dress costing thousands of dollars hanging in their closet, let alone a selection of designer dresses to choose from. She is also responsible for launching the fashion careers of many. "She's about innovation; she forces you to rethink notions of beauty, notions of the body, notions of fashion, notions of wearability - breaking down these barriers by creating hybrid identities". If there's anything I love more than wearing great clothes and shoes, it's watching other fashionistas wear great clothes and shoes.
By extension, whomever she bestows power also has the right to petty unto others.
One of the biggest nights in fashion is quickly approaching.
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After she began to be featured in French fashion shows, she expanded to Paris and eventually worldwide.
The Costume Institute Benefit for the Metropolitan Museum of Art, aka the Met Gala, is essentially the Academy Awards of the fashion industry-boasting the consistently glamorous red carpets on the celebrity event calendar. The museum confirmed the theme last October.