The “Chained to the Rhythm” singer wore a layered red Maison Margiela Artisanal gown complete with a tulle head covering and a headpiece that appears to spell out the word “Witness.” Which, as fans on social media pointed out, may have been worn tease an upcoming song release.
It’s an elaborate interpretation of this year’s theme, “Rei Kawakubo/Comme des Garçons: Art Of The In-Between” ― honoring the fashion house’s founder and designer of over 40 years.
As The New York Times’ Vanessa Friedman pointed out, it may have been a way for Perry to pay tribute to Kawakubo through John Galliano, the creative director at Maison Margiela:
It’s not exactly life-size laundry lint as we’ve seen from Comme des Garçons in the past, but it was certainly a dramatic way to kick off the evening.
See more looks from the 2017 Met Gala below: