Met Gala 2018 Recapped: Rihanna Causes Stir with Pope-Inspired Outfit

The Met Gala 2018 is the most prestigious fashion event of the year and a fundraising benefit for the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York.

The event is also the grand opening for the highly anticipated Costume Institute’s annual fashion exhibition “Heavenly Bodies: Fashion and the Catholic Imagination”.

The Fashion

The event attracts celebrity stars, models, designers and industry big-hitters and they all must be approved by Vogue Editor-in-Chief Anna Wintour.

The event starts on the iconic stairs of the museum where guests sweep up the red carpet for their grand entrance. Jaden Smith brought his own gold record as an accessory and Grimes was wearing a Tesla choker. Among the best dressed was Donald Glover with white Gucci loafers and a tuxedo with an immaculate illuminati embroidery on its back.

Jared Leto went full Jesus Christ alongside Lana Del Ray leaving everyone wondering if they were more than friends. Migos did their own thing of course, and Cosmopolitan called them the best-dressed men at the gala in matching Versace suits. Rihanna looked mythical in her Maison Margiela dress and a Pope-like hat which caused the biggest stir in public reactions.

Except the gorgeous outfits of Blake Lively, Amal Clooney, Kim Kardashian, Kendal and Kylie Jenner and many more, the talk of the night was also 2 Chainz who proposed to his longtime girlfriend Kesha Ward.

Met Gala

Met Gala is held each year on the first Monday of May and Anna Wintour controls the extremely-exclusive guest list. Last year only 600 people were invited to buy the tickets worth $30,000 each and the event raised $12 million dollars.

The exhibition “Heavenly Bodies: Fashion and the Catholic Imagination” was the most ambitious effort so far spanning 25 galleries and 6,000 square feet and intended to “evoke both the concept and the experience of a religious pilgrimage”.

It was all about the goodness, truth and beauty.

This year’s theme was to explore fashion’s relationship with the Catholic Church and featured designs from Coco Chanel, John Galliano, Cristobal Balenciaga and 40 pieces on loan from the Vatican. Co-hosts were Donatella Versace, Amal Clooney and Rihanna.


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