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This Is What Your Favorite Musician Wore to the Biggest Fashion Event of the Year

Last night’s Met Gala honored Rei Kawakubo, avant-garde fashion designer and founder of esteemed label Comme des Garçons. Lots of famous musicians were invited by Vogue editor Anna Wintour: Diddy, the Weeknd, Rihanna, and Katy Perry (who was also the magazine’s May cover star). Some came suited for the night’s avant-garde theme, while Migos predictably wore Versace (… Versace, Versace). Here are the best looks–and flops–from the musicians who walked the Met Gala’s red carpet:

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We’ll start with the best, because you’ve already seen it. Rihanna’s wild paper-flower Comme dress is the undisputed winner of the 2017 Met Gala. How did she sit down, tho?

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By comparison to her 2015 and 2016 looks, Solange’s latest Met Gala turnout is relatively subdued. It’s a true tribute to Comme, though: an asymmetrical riff on the concept of “menswear,” with an exaggerated texture and a high-contrast black-and-white color scheme. Solange gets it.
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Janelle Monáe looks like she had to cross a coconut soufflé to get here and I love it! Her feather neckwear looks a bit like one of Junya Watanabe’s Comme headpieces, too.

Migos are so sharp in matched Versace suits with strategically un-matched necklines.

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Future doing the blavy tailcoat cravate (!) thing in custom H&M (photographed with model Jourdan Dunn).
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Lil Yachty looks very flashy, and the acrylic cane is tight. Hope he brought a bleach pen.
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The Weeknd looks fine. The broach-as-boutonnière is a nice touch. Selena Gomez is wearing Coach, because she’s on their payroll, and looks like she’s at a summer wedding.

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The silhouette of Katy Perry’s dress kind of resembles a suit of avant-garde samurai armor, which could be a point for or against it, really. More importantly: Did she wear album promo on her face?


Rita Ora… congrats on getting an invitation to the Met Gala.

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Nicki Minaj is wearing special-edition H&M, because she is also reportedly on their payroll. Her belt buckle is a bust of Rei Kawakubo’s face, which is, uh, one way to pay tribute to an icon. I don’t want to hate this, but it also looks like it came from the Spirit Halloween store.
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Madonna can do whatever the hell she wants. Why did she go for “bad video game character asks Duck Dynasty to prom”?


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Bahahahahah I take it back. Hail Madonna, the only person tacky enough to bring a canteen flask to the Met Gala.