From the date to the theme, dresses, celebrities and everything else in between, here’s all you need to know about the Met Gala 2018.
What is the Met Gala 2018 theme?
Heavenly Bodies: Fashion and the Catholic Imagination will feature some 40 Vatican vestments and accessories spanning 15 papacies, which curator Andrew Bolton is said to have visited at least 10 times to secure pieces which have never left the Vatican’s possession before. Items such as Pope Benedict XV’s white silk cape embroidered with gold thread and the pointed bishop’s hat of Pope Leo XIII, will go on display alongside pieces by Coco Chanel, who was educated by nuns, John Galliano, Cristóbal Balenciaga and Donatella Versace, who is a sponsor of the exhibition.
The Met Gala 2018 theme is being cited as the Met’s most controversial yet, owing to the positioning of these fashion garments alongside sacred artefacts. Bolton, however, has defended his curation: “Some might consider fashion to be an unfitting or unseemly medium by which to engage with ideas about the sacred or the divine, but dress is central to any discussion about religion,” he said at a press conference in Rome. “It affirms religious allegiances and, by extension, it asserts religious differences.”
Here is some highlights to take way recommended by CNN:
- Rihanna wore a papal crown and cape designed by Margiela.
- Katy Perry wore 6-foot angel wings.
- Rapper 2 Chainz popped the question to Kesha Ward, with whom he has three children. She said yes, though it was unclear if this was Epps’ original proposal.
- Kim Kardashian walked the carpet solo without her husband Kanye West. This comes as a bit of a surprise to fans who have become accustomed to seeing the fashionable duo at the gala for the past several years.
- And finally, Cardi B wore a jeweled headpiece and plunging beaded gown at her first Met Gala red carpet.
Let’s have a look at the best looks this Met 2018.
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Ariana Grande looked to the Sistine Chapel for the inspiration behind her Vera Wang gown. Photograph: John Shearer/Getty Images
Would be a big mistake if dont count Lily Collins. Photograph: Andrew H. Walker/REX/Shutterstock
Kate Bosworth called on Oscar de la Renta’s designers Laura Kim and Fernando Garcia for her custom white gown, topped with a mantilla veil. Photograph: Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images
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Another look that that was named as signature looks of Met Gala 2018. Current British Vogue cover star Cara Delevingne was responsible for one of the most dramatic ensembles of the evening – a caged creation by Christian Dior. Photograph: Ian West/PA
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Save the best for the last, Rihanna is our most favourite look last night. After arriving in her own pope-mobile, Rihanna had her own take on papal style with her custom designed Maison Margiela gown. Photograph: John Shearer/Getty Images
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The OOZZ Team