Ahh, the Met Gala. Every single year, the gala鈥檚 red carpet treats us to CRAZY fashions, breathtaking manis, surprising trends (remember Katy Perry鈥檚 valiant effort to resurrect Tamagotchis?) and pleeeenty of adorbs couple moments that are simply too cute for words. Basically, it鈥檚 one of the best events of the year and we鈥檙e excited to say that not only has 2017鈥檚 theme been revealed, it might just be the most unconventional to date.

Katy Perry _ Mat Gala

The Metropolitan Museum of Art has confirmed that 2017鈥檚 exhibition and gala will honor and celebrate 鈥 *drum roll, please* 鈥 none other than legendary Comme des Gar莽ons designer Rei Kawakubo. Though this is less of an idea and more of an homage to one particular person, given some of her past works, it鈥檚 sure to translate into outlandish territory.

As Andrew Bolton, Curator in Charge of The Costume Institute, explained in a press release, 鈥淩ei Kawakubo is one of the most important and influential designers of the past 40 years. By inviting us to rethink fashion as a site of constant creation, recreation, and hybridity, she has defined the aesthetics of our time.鈥 After all, few designers have pushed the boundaries of fashion and style as far as the 74-year-old Japanese designer has.

Taking place on May 1, the gala will be co-hosted by Katy Perry (who recently dropped some major hints about having kids) and Pharrell, and will mark the second time in history (the first was Yves Saint Laurent in 1983) that a living designer will be lauded and placed under the spotlight.

Sad about not being able to attend? Don鈥檛 be! The exhibition, which will run from May 4 until September 4, promises to be just as amazing. Showcasing pieces from Rei Kawakubo鈥檚 lengthy career from 1981 through today, the retrospective sounds like it鈥檚 going to be crazy impressive and breathtaking. See you there!

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