Another year, another MET GALA. The annual event that acts as a fundraiser gala for the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Costume Institute in  New York City, is one of the most anticipated in the fashion industry. Not just because it’s organised by iconic editor in chief of Vogue Anna Wintour, but because of it’s red carpet, where under a different theme every year both celebrities and fashion designers get a unique platform to go all out. Literally.

This year the theme was “Rei Kawakubo/Comme de Garcons: Art of the Inbetween”, a perfect opportunity to explore the bond between art and fashion and pay homage to the Japanese designer and the brand she founded in 1969. Although true, not all the attendees stick to the theme, those that do always provide us with instantly iconic looks. And whilst we appreciate all the better known designers and celebrities, we’re always on the look out for young fresh talent.

Amongst the sea of archive Comme de Garçon pieces, was Conner Ives. Imagine being a student, a time where most are still finding their way in life and design aesthetic. And to have your name be on global press. This was the case with Conner, a 21 year old Central Saint Martins student from New York, who dressed model Adwoa Aboah for the METS red carpet in an all white silk satin gown. In the past Rihanna has also worn his designs, which are characterised by the use of reclaimed materials and its simplicity.





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