Avant garde or outlandish? You decide.
To many, the Met Gala is the American East Coast's highlight of the year.
This intensely coveted event - held at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York - is a heavily star-studded affair where high-profile celebrities turn out in full fashionable force on the steps of the Met Museum.
The gala celebrates the opening of the Met Costume Institute's annual blockbuster fashion exhibition. This year's pays tribute to Rei Kawakubo, the founder of revolutionary label Comme des Garçons - known for challenging the concepts of beauty, identity and genre.
So, naturally, everyone turned to the experimental side of fashion as they graced the steps of the Met.
Here are 14 wild looks spotted that paid tribute to Comme des Garçon and Kawakubo.
Photo: New York Times
Grace Hartzel in Dior Haute Couture
Who says the red carpet is only for glitzy and glam looks? Grace Hartzel turns up in a gothic ensemble complete with tightly curled ringlets and streaky eyeliner.
She might look a little like a creepy Victorian doll, but she certainly rocked this look.