“There should be no boundaries—I learned that from Comme Des Garçons,” said Pharrell Williams in 2014, when he launched his Girl perfume with the brand. As 2017 Met Gala cochair of the “Rei Kawakubo / Comme Des Garçons: Art of the In-Between” exhibition, Williams took to the red carpet in dressed-down Comme: a black moto jacket and plaid shirt from the label, paired with custom vintage jeans that read “Rei” across one knee. His wife, Helen Lasichanh, paired her straight-off-the-Fall-2017-runway tomato-red onesie with a blonde topknot.
The last time that Williams “got happy” at the Met was for the “Punk: Chaos to Couture” show, where he appeared dapperly attired in a checkered Lanvin suit and patent leather shoes. His eyes provided the surprise—they were rimmed in eyeliner. Williams certainly likes to play with fashion. Who can forget the musician’s meme-friendly vintage “Buffalo Girls” hat by punk provocateur Vivienne Westwood? His tastes range from street to super chic, and he’s as likely to be seen in pieces from his Billionaire Boys Club line, as he is in Chanel. With collaborations with the likes of Louis Vuitton, Moncler, Adidas, and CDG under his belt, it’s safe to say that fashion loves Pharrell as much as Pharrell loves fashion.