Rei of Light: Met Gala Style & Tribute to Comme des Garçons The Met Gala is an annual fund-raising gala for the benefit of the Metropolitan Museum of Art's Costume Institute in New York City. An annual grand red carpet event, the Met Gala is a sartorial splendor for the glitterati. Simply known as "the party of the year," it marks the opening of the Costume Institute's annual fashion exhibit. This year, the VFG joins them in honoring innovative Japanese artist, Rei Kawabuko. In celebration, parade out vintage Comme des Garcons items, authentic or inspired, other designer-inspired minimalist fashion, avant garde silhouettes, or even artfully deconstructed pieces. Don't forget the finery! Display all gala-worthy evening wear, ball gowns, tuxedos, glamorous sequined gowns, stoles and wraps, sparkling jewelry, formal gloves and eye catching footwear.