Pop singer and actress Janelle Monáe won the evening at the 2017 Met Gala Costume Ball, held in New York City on Monday, May 1. The theme of the evening was "Kawakubo Comme des Garcons Art of the In-Between" (whatever that means).

Janelle floated up the steps of the Metropolitan Museum Of Art looking like a work of art herself.

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She absolutely stunned in a black & white couture halter gown with a feathered white tulle skirt and black & white bodice styled by Ralph & Russo from their Spring/Summer 2017 collection. She completed her look with jewelry on loan from Tiffany & Company's flagship store.

No one else came close -- although many tried, including Nicki Minaj (dressed in funeral attire again); Lupita Nyong'o (always impeccably dressed); and the tragic fail of the evening, singer Rihanna, who thinks she looks good in anything. Try again next year, girl!

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British chanteuse Rita Ora took the 2nd Best Dressed honors last night at the Met Gala. She turned heads in a red satin prom dress with an oversized ribbon tied in a bow on the shoulder and a tulle skirt.

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Zendaya Coleman was a breath of fresh air in a brightly colored couture ball gown designed by first lady Melania Trump's favorite designers Dolce & Gabbana.

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Lupita Nyong'o thrilled the crowd in an orange chiffon strapless gown by Prada The gown was embellished with hand cut organza flowers that cascaded down her back. she completed her look with jewelry borrowed from Tiffany & Co.

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Rihanna was the fail of the evening. No, this isn't what she wore to the Met Gala, but her casual wear looked better than what she had on last night. Her outrageous gown sparked a million memes on Twitter.com last night.

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Nicki Minaj wore another funeral inspired attire to the Met Gala.

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Solange really doesn't care what you think. If she did she wouldn't have worn a couture bubble coat from the North Face Fall/Winter 2017 collection.

  • Ryan

    Oh my God I thought Solange was a dude at first

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    She turned heads in a red satin prom dress

    Wow Sandy you even dissing your home girl Rita?
    Who pissed in your Frosted Flakes this morning?

    Nicki Minaj wore another funeral inspired attire to the Met Gala.
    More like Lady Dracula

  • Kanyade

    Zendaya looks beautiful.

  • Faithz

    Janelle is such a beauty, and her look was out
    of sight, Beautiful!!!!

  • Faithz

    We all know that there is a reason why this event is
    Called Mets Gala.

  • Lucy

    Rihanna,as usual, Janelle Monae and Zendaya killed it!. Rita Ora was boring. Solange, no ma'am.

  • iWasteTime

    “Kawakubo Comme des Garcons Art of the In-Between” (whatever that means).
    ---------------------------------------------------
    Rei Kawakubo is an designer and the theme was a tribute to her and her label Comme des Garçons.
    Rhianna was dressed in a Rei Kawakubo from the 16 Fall Line.
    She was truly on theme and along with the Met Gala, payed homage to the designer.
    Solange, Rita, Puff and Cassie, Katy GOP, Helen, Janelle and a few others were on theme..

  • Bossy704

    Nicki slayed. Unfortunately Rihanna did look better in her sweatshirt compared to the fake flowers, chains? and plastic? that adorned her naked body. What is on Rita's head? Zendaya and that fro!!! Yes ma'am! Janelle is a goddess. I need some new music (solo music). I'm not sure Solange knew where she was, much less what season we are in. Bless her heart.

  • Faithz

    RIHANNA Styled the Designer who was honored, Own
    Designs and made it a point to stick closely to the Theme
    of the Night, and that speaks to the Power of the Caribbean Princess,
    In style and Design that she styled! Say what you may Rih is a Styled Entertainer who will almost always be talked about long after the Dust has settled and "Met Gala" has been Written/Recorded, In the Mets Gala
    His-To-Rih Books.

  • stav

    Sandra you are the fail of the decade for your bitterness, I guarantee you are the last thought of Ms. Rhianna, who did her thing as usual. The only other person worth mentioning from the pics above would be Ms. Janelle, I saw the dress on another post and was underwhelmed, however this view is stunning, the dramatic feathered collar is everything!

  • Mbailey

    LUPITA really is a once-in-a-life-time beauty. She is such a delicate cutie in that soft sorbet colored gown which enhances her rare beauty. I wish they would sprinkle more beautiful chocolate women amongst the same old blandies.

  • Mbailey

    WHY did Pharrell and his wife show up as crazy homeless people? For his wife to be a former model; she never lives up to the hype. She looks eternally bored---or stoned out of her mind---I don't know which. But those two are always thrown in for levity, perhaps.

    Meanwhile, Diddy looking like Count Chocula. I did enjoy his stunting on the stairs though. That made up for it.

  • Lisa daniels

    British chanteuse Rita Ora took the 2nd Best Dressed honors last night at the Met Gala. ....

    You start you day out with a flat out lie. This chile looks like somebody little kids tried to wrap a present and tie their shoes at the same damn time. Face it your girl never was and never will be. She ain't even a one hit wonder. How said.

    You should have taken Janelle off to go to her sex dungan. You would not be given sponge baths, changing diapers and eating jello

  • Mbailey

    LOOKS like dustmop wearing dress to me.

  • Rayne

    Every color in the rainbow ? looks good on Lupita! Janelle looks MITE-T-FINE!

  • Mbailey

    They definitely need more chocolate stunners among the crowd. Chocolates know how to bring the pop and flavor.

  • MercifulLove

    Mary J. looks gorgeous !!!!

  • Mama Dee’s Wig Maker

    I see you Lala

  • Mama Dee’s Wig Maker

    Rita looked nice as well

  • Mbailey

    RIHANNA, did nothing for me this year---and she usually is the Numba One Stunna.

  • Hookedonblinds

    Nicki slayed...???? Trying her best to do what Rhi did last year. Rhianna slayed just for wearing the designer that was being honored.

  • Mbailey

    THESE did nothing for me. Lupita is the one that's different and the one you have to look at. In comparison to here; they are just the usual blandies.

  • Tammie Reed

    I don't think that Janelle wins, its just ok to me. I cant believe Solange came dressed in a puffy winter coat and ice skate shoes, no mam! Rita looked pretty but hated her hair and Nicki looked like Count Dracula in that H&M look, ugh! Zendaya hair and dress didn't coordinate and whatever happened to Lupita Nyong'o?

    She just fell all the way off, nobody checking for her anymore since her movies flopped and they edited her pretty much out of Star Wars, said she did horrible. She couldn't get a loaner I see, ok I'm out!

  • darealwifey

    My girl Solange came in a Triple Fat Goose gown! HA! I love her fearlessness! lolol

  • Mbailey

    THERE is nothing to fear when you are one of the elite. Fearlessness my arse. Entitlement, yes.

  • Kanyade

    the mossy hair is stylistic. i like it. mossy hair. floral print. nature.

  • AllAroundTheWorldSameSong

    As well as Helen, who also wore one of the designer's pieces.

  • AllAroundTheWorldSameSong

    Onika tried and failed and even some of her Barbs admitted that.

  • AllAroundTheWorldSameSong

    THANK and YOU!!!

  • Wayup!

    Solo.,. Absolutely NOT!!!!!!?
    Lupita....Is she preggo?..Cause homegirlface extra round ..hmmmmm...Nice color??
    Janelle...Me no like...? Face beat tho?
    Kyle.....BYE!!!?
    MARY .....U look sad grl..Luh u ..U still pretty ???
    Lala..U gt on draws or nah...??
    Zendaya...YASSSSS!!!!???

  • Mbailey

    MORE like "stinkure." Don't know whether the mop is wearing the outfit or the outfit is wearing the mop.

  • AllAroundTheWorldSameSong

    If I never see Janelle in another black and white outfit....IT WILL BE TOO SOON!!!!

  • Lucy

    It's the Met Gala, It all about thing outside the box. I love the gorgeous Lupitas dress but she could have worn that to any awards show.

  • Tequila Mockingbird

    Yes, a lot of these we may not like or think "it looks good" but this is the point of the Met Gala.

  • NeverSurprised

    Well, I was on the upper east side last night and took a stroll over to catch the arrivals. I didn't stay all evening because those kids screaming like banshees eventually got on my nerves, but I will say this--no one excited the crowd as much as Rihanna. Yes, young people are star struck and will cheer for anyone (A$AP Rocky was proof of that), but they were apoplectic over Rihanna. Sorry Sandy, but it's true. Janelle Monae was almost an afterthought compared to some of the other arrivals. Even JLo and A Rod created far more of a furor, and JLo's look was pretty toned down in comparison to the youngsters, but still, she knows how to work the carpet. I've seen her at NY red carpet events before and she really is a pro. Monet's look was blah, in my opinion. Not so much blah as "expected." Rihanna ALWAYS brings the UNexpected.

  • Justlooknout
  • Mbailey

    YOU look at this way to seriously. I'm not about to argue with you about a woman that came to the MET Gala as a mop in a dress. Just shush, child.

  • Yetunde

    It looks like Nicki has had more work done to her face, she looks different.

  • Yetunde

    I love the whole look Zendaya has going on.

  • Justlooknout

    no mam, PAM. Go have a seat at another table. NOT THE BIZnes

  • Justlooknout

    RIGHT, slayed for the Beach and expensive wrap. CHILE

  • NeverSurprised

    I was in the crowd out in front of the Met and NO ONE excited the crowd as much as Rihanna. She was so very clearly the person that everyone was waiting to see.

  • Lucy

    Uhmm...I thought we were having a friendly discussion about fashion. Guess I was wrong. Enjoy the rest of your day.

  • Justlooknout

    The Theme was based upon Constant Creation

    “By inviting us to rethink fashion as a site of constant creation, recreation, and hybridity, she has defined the aesthetics of our time.”

    Like I said, some stopped mid recreation.

  • Justlooknout

    some were pure foolery.

  • NeverSurprised

    I think Lupita is Incredibly beautiful, which is why I hated seeing her in such a run-of-the mill gown. With her dark skin, she would have STUNNED in a white, over-the-top Commes de Garçons.

  • Ro

    Janelle monae is so beautiful! She always looks good!

  • Birdman24

    Rei Kawakubo is the founder of the fashion label Comme des Garcons Sandra... Comme des Garcons in French means like some boys

  • Enoughsaid2020

    Loving all the fashions, everyone looks great!

  • bemetoo

    Halle Berry looked the best

  • Zeta Phi Beta 1920

    Love the natural on the young lady!

  • PhillyFacts

    Ri wit the tropical fish scales, and Rita with the corn stalks looking a hot darn mess

  • Vonn

    Mary J looks goodt

  • Renee26

    Every day all day...she's paying homage to her mother...I get all giddy when she adds color

  • Renee26

    I like all of the looks except Solange's...I even like Rita's paper machete crown...she's serving Josephine Baker beauty here

  • ThisIsWhat40LooksLike

    I agree!! She's up there looking like sherbet ice cream on a hot summers day! #yummy ?

  • RICHIE_RICH

    RIhanna was the best for me!!!!

  • Luvn_it

    Oh try again Sandra dear b/c Rih made the best dressed list of every fashion magazine and blog(which you are not). She unlike 99% there actually followed the theme even wearing one of the designer's Rei Kawakuba who the Gala was dedicated to this year off the runway looks. So she was far from a fail. Until you understand what the Met Gala is about which is honoring a specific theme or person, and you usually wear a design by that person to do that not someone else. And understand fashion you should probably stick to writing about celeb gossip.??

  • C Mack

    Rihanna and Nicki looked bomb. Clean them glasses, Sandy!

  • che’lint

    Diddy to me has recently looked unhealthy. .puffy. Is he okay?

  • CCW47

    Is it me, but why does the majority of the people on the carpet looked spaced out. Like they are hypnotized.

  • Guest

    Thank you!

  • Moon Lee

    This is one big cult party! Hollywierd....

  • Shira Harding-James

    Wow Janelle... she has been winning fashion wise here lately. The man in the background is ready to leave his lady for a piece of Janelle

  • Shira Harding-James

    OMG they all do

  • imright

    ? u kno it

  • imright

    Rih, Lala, Cassie, Rita, Nicki,Future, Migos,Wiz & Kylie KILLED IT !!!! ??????

  • Luvn_it
  • CCW47

    For the exception of the hardcore artist like Madonna and RiRi but they all have that look. The really what is the true meaning of the Met Gala in the first place. I am on going to jump on board the whole MLK Ultra but the look in their eyes.

  • Pamela

    I'm so over Janelle black and white...whatever

  • Fire & Ice

    Janell, Halle, and Cassie were the best. Everyone else could have stayed home.

  • datATLboi

    THIS WHOLLLEEE POST IS A CACKLE LMAO

  • SpiceGirl

    Janell boo....you do know there are MORE colors in the rainbow besides BLACK&WHITE ijs....(don't get me wrong...she was cute)

  • SpiceGirl

    just said the very same thing.

  • RICHIE_RICH

    Thank you again. U must understand the theme to understand the Met Gala.

  • AlwaysPi7

    I didn't care for the black feathers up around the neck of Janelle's dress...so I didn't care for the dress.

  • Faithz

    Okay...

  • Mbailey

    EVERYBODY shows up in white, hon. That is so bland and boring. In a line full of all of them blands; she is the only one who pops and who your eye goes directly to. She stands out and is chocolatey gorgeousness.

  • Mbailey

    NO, I can hear the gun shots all over your post.

  • pure_rachet

    Kerry looks GEEKED. Hate her hair too.

  • Lucy

    You are delusional. Did you read my post? I said I said I love Lupita's dress but, Rihanna thought outside the box. Whatever shots you heard are in your heard. Good-bye!

  • ~~eb

    LOVED Janelle's look!

  • VanillaCaramel2shotsExpresso

    Halle read what she was supposed to wear ... she got the memo and understood the theme so did Celine Dione for her first time she didn't do bad. Better than others ...

  • Lucy

    You could have gone to any prom in America and you would have seen this dress or something similar to it....she is still gorgeous!

  • VanillaCaramel2shotsExpresso

    This gif though ... funny...

  • VanillaCaramel2shotsExpresso

    ? ?

  • stanhope

    No one came close? Either you are blind which would go with your lying ways or you have no real taste. Janelle looked great but Katie Holmes served uber rich white woman drag to the highest degree. That said, neither one of them kept with the comme de garcons theme of the evening. If you go to more comprehensive and less hater coverage on other sites you will see Halle Berry ascending the ranks of the world's great legendary beauties. Since you seem not to know....comme de garcons means like the boys.

  • stanhope

    Halle OMG yes! Zendaya gets in for that sensational hair.

  • stanhope

    Doll the number of straight men at that affair can be counted on one hand LOL mit could just have easily been called Night of the Living GAFs.

  • stanhope

    SPEAK! We bow to you oh teller of truth! You had me at "oh try again....."

  • starbright9449

    Sandra I'm not gonna lie, I freaking love these style post of Janelle Monae. I love them all and I'll be here for all the future style posts about her as well!!!!!!

  • Mbailey

    LIKE I stated above, you were looking for an argument, and here you are still shooting.

  • NeverSurprised

    Exactly. Very prom. Very bridesmaid. Nothing at all to distinguish it in a sea of artful designs. But I just love her face and skin tone -- no one else on the steps of the Met last night had her gorgeous skin color. Imagine how she would have looked in something architectural in white -- she would have looked like a striking black and white abstract painting.

  • Indies beauty

    Kawakubo Comme des Garcons Art of the In-Between”—the space between boundaries. Objects are organized into nine aesthetic expressions of interstitiality in Kawakubo's work: Absence/Presence, Design/Not Design, Fashion/Anti-Fashion, Model/Multiple, Then/Now, High/Low, Self/Other, Object/Subject, and Clothes/Not Clothes. Kawakubo breaks down the imaginary walls between these dualisms, exposing their artificiality and arbitrariness.

  • NeverSurprised

    Oh my goodness, Halle was stunning on that stairway!

  • Lucy

    Seriously. Are you on crack?

  • Indies beauty

    Who actually nailed this?

  • Lucy

    I agree 100% . Viola Davis 2015 SAG Awards....beautiful!

  • Indies beauty

    Rhianna and Solange completely nailed their looks based on the theme. The Gala isn't about pretty growns, it's about showcasing you appreciation for Art, through your fashion.

  • NeverSurprised

    Just took a look at Miss Vi. Fabulous. And then the keyhole effect on the bodice with a bit more of the chocolate skin showing through! Gorgeous!!

  • den

    Rihanna was the winner

  • NeverSurprised

    Vogue headline: Rihanna Shuts Down the Met Gala Red Carpet in Comme des Garçons. As the fashion bible correctly notes, "Rihanna has a long history of shutting down the Met Gala red carpet." http://www.vogue.com/article/rihanna-met-gala-2017-red-carpet-dress-comme-des-garcons-best-dressed. Nuff said.

  • Mbailey

    STILL shootin' I see.

  • Kimberly Vontrese

    Queen Monáe is Stunning! I swear, she about to turn this bi -curious freak into a full-fledged carpet muncher! Janelle is bae.

  • http://www.missjhaneuniverse.com Monday

    Nicki is STILL trying to prove she knows a lot of celebs. Her IG pics from the Gala shows it...
    How many she posted...10?
    Thirst is REAALLL

  • http://www.missjhaneuniverse.com Monday

    Comme Des Garcons means "Like the Boys".

    A whole lot came with the short hair or men looking make-up like Solange or Rita Or Rita Ora who did came appropriately dressed

  • http://www.missjhaneuniverse.com Monday

    I think Mary J. Blige but is seems Sandra is boycotting her

  • ArDnAhC45

    Lies...Rihanna was best dressed.

  • dontgetblocked

    I liked Zendaya and Rita Ora the best. They were creative and took risks. This is not the place to simply wear a gown like Kim K, Lupita and others did. You want to stand out and do something different. Rihanna gets points for stepping outside of the box but her outfit didn't translate well via camera. Janelle tries to hard. This is not the event to wear boring black and white.

  • Luvn_it

    ????

  • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

    Mary J Blige Best Dressed? Please say you're kidding. ?

  • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

    I thought Comme Des Garcons was a designer?

  • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

    Don't forget Vogue is Anna Wintour. Rihannna missed the mark badly last night with that hot pink trash bag she wore.

  • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

    Not on this blog, hun.

  • Nessa

    Fashion is gradually becoming a joke!! ?

  • NeverSurprised

    Sandy, you possess a wealth of knowledge in many areas -- politics, social commentary, health-related -- however fashion is not included among your areas of expertise.

    The Met Gala is not a fashion show held in the neighborhood rec hall. It is a night dedicated to fashion as ART, paying homage to a particular designer and artistic theme. Because Rihanna was one of the few to actually WEAR the designer --most cannot pull off the deconstructed elements of CdG, also, the line doesn't pay celebs to wear their clothes, so there is no economic incentive -- many fashion experts (not just Vogue) acknowledged she was the evening's best dressed. Examples:

    Harper's Bazaar ranked her #1, stating, "Rihanna is always one to dress in theme, and won the night as one of the only attendees to wear the honored designer."

    NY Magazine's style section said Rihanna was "easily the best dressed of the night."

    Vanity Fair listed her 1st among the night's most successful ensembles

    Glamour listed her 1st in their picks for most memorable.

    I know you dislike her Sandy, but she is on a path to becoming a modern day fashion icon (among those who know about such things). And I saw the outfit in person (from across the street) and it was fabulous.

  • Ladyvil

    This satanic BS is crazy

  • Shira Harding-James

    Ahhh ?

  • Jussjess25

    Sandra are you saying ... forget it. Nicki never ever gets it right, not even on a good day ?. And somebody tell her to chill with the bleach already. Lupita is sooooooo boring to me and a bit over rated.

  • Jussjess25

    Thank u

  • Jussjess25

    She is always soo desperate

  • Jussjess25

    Why couldnt you just have said that instead of that overly complicated paragraph you wrote? Askin for a friend

  • MRiGOThim

    The theme is to be IN BETWEEN LIFE & DEATH...ya'll have no idea what u r saying lol!!!

  • Dani B.

    Dear Janelle, I LOVE me some You! Nupita, lovely darling LOVELY!

  • Dani B.

    Nikki NO hun!! nope, nope NOPE!

  • Dani B.

    Hi Solange, the public has a question... HOT?

  • Nycholle Curry

    The official theme was : Rei Kawakubo for Comme des Garçons, “Body Meets Dress, Dress Meets Body,”- Vogue Magazine

  • Tynamight

    Who did this? Shame on you for making me cackle! LOL

  • Doink_Ahanahue

    Loving Janelle, Lupita and

    LALA!!!

  • Queen of EVERYTHING

    Comme Des Garcon is the brand name, it's? literal French to English translation is 'like the boys', Rei Kawakubo is the creator and designer of Comme Des Garcon.

  • Queen of EVERYTHING

    She studied and has a degree in artistic aesthetics

  • Queen of EVERYTHING

    Tracey Ross was on point too

  • Queen of EVERYTHING

    Her hair was an ode to Rei Kawakubo

  • Real Name

    Well if thats the case Solange looked to have on a male feminized coat, she followed the rules although her out fit looked a tidbit hot. She did great.

  • MyNameIs

    Judging by 99% of other blogs.....Rihanna still has you bothered. Lol. Good afternoon Sandra. ??

  • http://www.missjhaneuniverse.com Monday

    Yes but the meaning of the designers name in french

  • http://www.missjhaneuniverse.com Monday

    She is. She looks stress free compared to Kim K who keeps Kanye West in her dungeon.... No words on him huh...

  • pure_rachet

    I know. But it still ugly imo. Terrible.

  • Indies beauty

    lol. Don't come for me .

  • Queen of EVERYTHING

    Lmao

  • Crazy tee

    Janelle Monae did an amazing job in Hidden Figures

  • TawnyDelux

    She looks great.

  • Jussjess25

    Ok girl ?

  • Jussjess25

    No it was not. Shut up

  • ?Patty Kakes?

    You could say whatever you wanna bot solange.cher shoes made uo fir thw whole outfit. Rita dress was beautiful idea. It was kind of missing something. I just cant put my finger on what it is

  • kekeb

    Janelle Monae Robinson!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • kekeb

    Mary, is that you?!!!!!!!! OMG!! MARY, YOU LOOK AMAZING MA'AM!!!!!!!!!!!
    Now, because I love Rih, I'm not gone ask you WHY TF you chose that concoction

  • MRiGOThim

    2017: Rei Kawakubo/Comme des Garçons: Art of the In-Between[91] U HEAUXS kill me

  • Vincent Shaw

    You Schizophrenic bi- polar ass cow.... You SUCK IN A NAUSEOUS WAY