Nicki Minaj, Joe Jonas and Sasha Lane wore custom H&M at the Met Gala

And Future made a conscious statement in his organic silk look.
2 May 2017

The Met Gala never looked this good, right? Labelled as one of the world’s most iconic fashion events, the Costume Institute Benefit (the Met ball’s fancier name) is our absolute red carpet favourite – and this year we were more excited than ever. 

H&M created custom looks for no less than seven stylish A-listers. Drawing inspiration from this year’s theme – the legendary designer Rei Kawakubo and her work for Comme des Garçons – the design team at H&M tapped in to Kawakubo’s creative world, including many of her signatures such as deconstruction, asymmetry and polka dots. 

Nicki Minaj wore a sheer tulle gown with a long train in raw-edge silk taffeta, featuring black vinyl roses at the hem. 

“Partnering with H&M has been an incredible and unique experience. The look we have created is so special to me and I’m looking forward to sharing this moment with everyone. Together with the H&M design team, we embodied the theme; from the dramatic train to Kawakubo’s face. It’s truly inspiring!”

Together with the H&M design team, we embodied the theme; from the dramatic train to Kawakubo’s face.
Nicki Minaj

Model Ashley Graham was dressed in a corset dress, influenced by Kawakubo’s interest in revealing the inner workings of garments. 

“It’s been such a wonderful experience with H&M for my first Met Gala. I have loved collaborating with them every step of the way and I can’t wait to show off my dress. It’s everything I could have ever dreamed of!”

Her model colleague Jordan Dunn wore a body-skimming dress that referenced Kawakubo’s love for deconstruction and subversion of traditional garments. 

Future also opted for conscious fashion – dressed in a tail-coat made from organic silk, wool and tencel and an organic silk shirt. 

Actress and rising star Sasha Lane’s dress was embellished with polka dots, one of Kawakubo’s key motifs. 

Underneath his slim-fit suit in Italian silk, Joe Jonas wore a black shirt made from 100% organic silk. 

“I always love wearing H&M, so it’s been an amazing experience to have H&M create this one-off look just for me. The tailoring is sharp and perfect for this special night, and it’s all so effortless,” said Joe Jonas. 

Model Stella Maxwell wore a sheer organic silk chiffon dress covered in strands of pearls.

“It has been our honour at H&M to create these looks inspired by Rei Kawakubo/Comme des Garçons, one of fashion’s most important and influential designers. Each H&M look has been entirely custom-made, with both Kawakubo’s creative world and the style of our guests in mind,” said Pernilla Wohlfahrt, H&M’s Head of Design and Creative Director.   


Click here to read an interview with Future.