The Met Museum's Costume Institute Gala, 2017

THE FIRST MONDAY IN MAY CAME AND WENT.

A select few came dressed to the theme. Below a look at those wearing Comme des Garçons, and those who took strong influence from designer Rei Kawakubo's work.

Rihanna wears Comme des Garçons.

Rihanna wears Comme des Garçons.

Helen Lasichanh (left) and Pharrell Williams (right) in Comme des Garçons.

Helen Lasichanh (left) and Pharrell Williams (right) in Comme des Garçons.

Katy Perry in Maison Margiela

Katy Perry in Maison Margiela

Claire Danes (left) in Monse, Hugh Dancey (right). 

Claire Danes (left) in Monse, Hugh Dancey (right). 

Stella Tennant in Comme des Garçons

Stella Tennant in Comme des Garçons

Solange Knowles wears Thom Browne.

Solange Knowles wears Thom Browne.

Cara Delevingne wears Chanel.

Cara Delevingne wears Chanel.

Lily Collins wears Giambattista Valli.

Lily Collins wears Giambattista Valli.

Anna Cleveland wears Comme des Garçons.

Anna Cleveland wears Comme des Garçons.

Tracy Ellis Ross wears wears Comme des Garçons.

Tracy Ellis Ross wears wears Comme des Garçons.

Rick Owens and Michèle Lamy

Rick Owens and Michèle Lamy

Amy Fine Collins wears Thom Browne.

Amy Fine Collins wears Thom Browne.

The Vans Classic

There are few true classics in this world. The Vans Checkerboard Slip-On is most certainly one.

This California-cool icon of the 1970's, punk/goth/skate superhero of the 1980's is coming back in all of its graphic glory as a print punk staple.

Paired with over-the-ankle socks? Bonus points. 

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Vans Checkerboard Slip-Ons from Vans DQM in NYC. Available at Nordstrom. Metallic socks from & Other Stories.