7 stars who nailed the 2017 Met Gala theme — and 14 that couldn't be bothered

7 stars who nailed the 2017 Met Gala theme — and 14 that couldn't be bothered
Stars at the 2017 Met Gala
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Stars at the 2017 Met Gala
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There is but one rule when it comes to sticking the landing of a Met Gala red carpet look — and it has nothing to do with aspirations of "Best Dressed." 

The cardinal rule for earning a spot on the coveted carpet is an adherence to the theme, which in this case was Japanese designer Rei Kawakubo and her designs over at Comme des Garçons

This should have served as a massive signal: When in doubt, wear Comme! 

After all, it's the first time the museum has honored a living solo designer since Yves Saint Laurent 1983. Nothing could ensure one looking more on theme then by choosing the very designer being celebrated, right?

Last week, we had predicted we'd see far less sleek, demure dresses on display than in years past. It seemed like a safe bet — Comme des Garçons is after all known for its larger-than-life, asymmetrical silhouettes and for presenting fashion as living and breathing sculpture. 

Many of the stars in attendance during last night's Met Gala seemed to have missed the memo, whether due to playing it safe or perhaps sheer ignorance. 

Let's get to it.

Adhered to a T:

Rihanna (Comme des Garçons)

Rihanna at the 2017 Met Gala
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Rihanna at the 2017 Met Gala
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Tracee Ellis Ross (Comme des Garçons)

Tracee Ellis Ross at the 2017 Met Gala
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Tracee Ellis Ross at the 2017 Met Gala
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Caroline Kennedy (Comme des Garçons)

Caroline Kennedy at the 2017 Met Gala
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Caroline Kennedy at the 2017 Met Gala
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Solange (Thom Browne)

Solange at the 2017 Met Gala
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Solange at the 2017 Met Gala
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Janelle Monae (Ralph & Russo)

Janelle Monae at the 2017 Met Gala
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Janelle Monae at the 2017 Met Gala
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Julianne Moore (Calvin Klein)

Julianne Moore at the 2017 Met Gala
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Julianne Moore at the 2017 Met Gala
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Halle Berry (Atelier Versace)

Halle Berry at the 2017 Met Gala
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Halle Berry at the 2017 Met Gala
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Missed the mark:

Lady Gaga (No show)

Not Lady Gaga at the 2017 Met Gala
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Not Lady Gaga at the 2017 Met Gala
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Amy Schumer (Zac Posen)

Amy Schumer at the 2017 Met Gala
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Amy Schumer at the 2017 Met Gala
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Gwyneth Paltrow (Calvin Klein)

Gwyneth Paltrow at the 2017 Met Gala
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Gwyneth Paltrow at the 2017 Met Gala
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Kylie Jenner (Versace)

Kylie Jenner at the 2017 Met Gala
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Kylie Jenner at the 2017 Met Gala
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Jennifer Lopez (Valentino)

Jennifer Lopez at the 2017 Met Gala
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Jennifer Lopez at the 2017 Met Gala
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Kim Kardashian West (Vivienne Westwood)

Kim Kardashian West at the 2017 Met Gala
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Kim Kardashian West at the 2017 Met Gala
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Madonna (Jeremy Scott)

Madonna at the 2017 Met Gala
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Madonna at the 2017 Met Gala
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Kendall Jenner (La Perla Haute Couture)

Kendall Jenner at the 2017 Met Gala
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Kendall Jenner at the 2017 Met Gala
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Selena Gomez (Coach)

Selena Gomez at the 2017 Met Gala
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Selena Gomez at the 2017 Met Gala
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Karlie Kloss (Carolina Herrera)

Karlie Kloss at the 2017 Met Gala
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Karlie Kloss at the 2017 Met Gala
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Gisele Bündchen ("sustainable" Stella McCartney)

Gisele Bündchen at the 2017 Met Gala
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Gisele Bündchen at the 2017 Met Gala
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Paris Jackson (Calvin Klein)

Paris Jackson at the 2017 Met Gala
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Paris Jackson at the 2017 Met Gala
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Kate Bosworth (Tory Burch)

Kate Bosworth at the 2017 Met Gala
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Kate Bosworth at the 2017 Met Gala
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Emily Ratajkowski (Marc Jacobs)

Emily Ratajkowski at the 2017 Met Gala
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Emily Ratajkowski at the 2017 Met Gala
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