The Met Gala is THE red carpet event in fashion. The annual fundraising event for the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City is attended by entertainment celebs, models, creatives and fashion industry icons.
Each year the theme takes the fashion in different directions (not all of them up!). The controversial theme for 2018’s Met Gala was ‘Heavenly Bodies: Fashion and the Catholic Imagination’ – make of that what you will, the celebs surely did! The Costume Institute’s curator, Andrew Bolton, said “dress is fundamental to any discussion about religion”.
On the red carpet
So what did the celebs wear? Check out some of the best, a few of the misses and some of the most outlandish outfits (hint, a lot of them were way out there!).
The night was co-hosted by Rihanna, Amal Clooney, Donatella Versace, Anna Wintour and Stephen and Christine Schwarzman. Rihanna obviously took her leadership role seriously, with a nod to the pope in this John Galliano ensemble.
Knew it! Katy Perry really is an angel! I just hope there were no revolving doors on the way in. By Versace (of course).
Also wearing Versace was Mrs Deadpool herself, Blake Lively. I have no idea how she dealt with all that fabric but this dress is almost as stunning as her husband.
— Makeup 💋 (@MakeupIcon) May 8, 2018
Madonna went for a grieving Queen Victoria look …
Bollywood actress Priyanka Chopra wore a deep crimson velvet dress by Ralph Lauren, only outdone by the embellished chainmail cowl.
— Heather (@hp2285) May 8, 2018
Someone needs to check on Solange Knowles – I’m pretty sure I spotted that creature that’s wrapped around her waist in one of those Alien movies.
You know it’s the Met Gala when even Zendaya wearing what I can only imagine is a Joan of Arc costume barely raises an eyebrow.
— juhi (@juhaaaaa_) May 8, 2018
Please, someone buy Jenny from the block a new pose.
And that’s how you rock a pants suit! Amal Clooney wears a stunning Richard Quinn outfit with to-die-for silver bodice and spring floral train that we all want!
— ForbesLife (@ForbesLife) May 7, 2018
Kim Kardashian was Kanye-less for the gala. But she remembered to bring her style. Hair, make-up, dress – all on point. By Versace.
It was this or an entire nativity scene. SJP wears … umm … something.
— Cheyne Mack | 80 & 83 (@rdioactivrsegld) May 8, 2018
And amongst all that glitz and glamour, we couldn’t forget this little bit of romance …
— The Met (@metmuseum) May 7, 2018
Written by Julie Scanlon
Julie is a regular Her World contributor and our MVP. Her hobbies include laughing uncontrollably at her own jokes, annoying her family by asking questions about movie plots, and never taking anything too seriously. She speaks a little Spanish and a lot of Yorkshire.
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