Last night marked the biggest night in fashion at the 2018 Met Gala. This years theme was Heavenly Bodies: Fashion and the Catholic Imagination. The theme was designed to create a dialogue between fashion and the masterworks of religious art. Some stars chose to dress like religious leaders, historians and anything to do with some sort of religion while using high fashion.
Traditionally this event is meant for celebrities to bring out their most over the top and dramatic fashion, giving designers the opportunities freedom to make the most elaborate gowns and outfits.
A lot of A-List celebs brought their ‘Sunday Best’, and while their outfits may seem questionable to us normal folks, they fit the theme and deserve their spot on the best dressed list.
Yet again, Queen RiRi killed the theme and the red carpet. She wore custom from head to toe to look like the Pope and I feel the urge to bow down to her greatness.
Her vocals can blow the roof off the place, so she chose to dress like the roof of a church with beautiful imagery from Michelangelo’s iconic fresco, The Last Judgement. Vera Wang really outdid herself on this piece.
The trio was decked out in head to toe Versace (maybe making reference to their 2013 hit song) and reminded me of the beautiful artwork inside most churches.
She strutted her stuff looking like an angel with fallen wings and looked absolutely beautiful in her custom Ralph Lauren Collection piece.
I don’t know where to start with this outfit other than, how beautiful and tasteful. It brought out a different type of religion, proving this Ralph Lauren’s gown and gold headpiece provided us the breath of fresh air we didn’t know we needed.
Did he come to lead us in prayer!? Because he came preaching to the choir in this amazing Versace outfit.
Lana Del Rey and Jared Leto
They went full on Mary and Jesus with their elaborate Renaissance-inspired outfits designed by Gucci. Jared literally looks like Jesus anyway, so the fact he didn’t waste this once in a lifetime opportunity made it even better.
The Queen of Pop is also the queen of the Met Gala, stunning us year after year with a perfect gown for the occasion, and she did not fail us this year. This Jean Paul Gaultier number is the definition of the theme, and probably will inspire her for her next music video.
The Met Gala is meant for stars to bring out the most over the top fashion, and Katy came to play looking like a real life angel in Versace. Normally I don’t like mini dresses for this event, but everything else made this look so stunning, it accented her in the most flattering ways.
While there are saints, there are also sinners. Nicki rocked a devilishly red Oscar de la Renta gown, and I am loving this vibe.
She dawned an embellished, asymmetrical gown by Versace. She looks fierce in this phoenix rising from the ashes-esque outfit and her make up by far helped make the outfit better.
Mary Kate and Ashley Olsen
We don’t usually get appearances by these two, but we’re almost guaranteed to at the Met Gala each year. Staying true to their regular fashion, the twins wore floor-sweeping vintage gowns from Paco Rabanne, accessorizing with religious beads and crucifixes, giving us a renaissance feel.
She was the answer to all of our prayers in this dramatic Versace gown. It’s rumored to have taken 600 hours to make! From the detail to the accessories, she looked breathtakingly stunning, and probably made best dressed for most lists out there for the same reason.
While the dress code is written clearly on the exclusive invitation, some people clearly missed the memo. But that’s okay, it only gave these stars more room to shine. All in all, I found the theme to be unique and possibly daunting at first, but the designers of these outfits hit the mark perfectly.
I’d have to say, this was one of the most successful and creative Met Gala’s they’ve had in the past few years. I can’t wait to see what everyone comes up with next year.
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