Katy Perry arrived at the 2017 Metropolitan Museum Of Art Costume Institute Benefit on Monday (01May17) in a stunning red gown designed by John Galliano.
The singer, who was among the New York event’s co-chairs this year, turned heads as she arrived on the red carpet, sporting a scarlet tulle dress from Galliano’s Maison Margiela ‘Artisanal‘ collection.
The look, which included an embroidered coat, chrome headpiece, was designed just for her, and Katy appeared to be making a social message with her veil, which appeared to be embroidered with the word ‘witness’.
The 32-year-old accented the eye-catching number with three massive diamond rings by Lorraine Schwartz and topped off the ensemble with red Tabi boots, climbing the stairs with caution as the lengthy train of her dress trailed behind her.
Each year during the Met Gala, attendees are asked to dress according to a specific theme. This year, guests chose ensembles that honor Japanese fashion designer Rei Kawakubo.
“Rei Kawakubo is one of the most important and influential designers of the past 40 years,” the Costume Institute’s curator, Andrew Bolton, told Vogue magazine last month (Apr17). “By inviting us to rethink fashion as a site of constant creation, recreation, and hybridity, she has defined the aesthetics of our time.”
On Sunday (30Apr17), the I Kissed a Girl hitmaker tweeted her excitement about the 2017 gala, writing: “V excited to be cohosting and performing at The Met tomorrow!”
She joined Tom Brady and his wife Gisele Bundchen and Vogue boss Anna Wintour among this year’s co-chairs. Other high profile guests to turn heads on the red carpet included Star Wars: The Force Awakens actress Daisy Ridley, who wore a black and white Oscar de la Renta gown, and Games of Thrones’ Sophie Turner, who opted for a white lace Louis Vuitton gown.
The annual event serves as a benefit for the Costume Institute.