The 2018 Met Gala – one of the biggest fashion nights of the year – took place last night. What makes this year’s gala especially interesting is its theme: Heavenly Bodies: Fashion and the Catholic Imagination. In an evening filled with elaborate and controversial costumes, this is how Catholicism inspired the gowns at the 2018 Met Gala.
The Met Gala is an annual affair that occurs on the first Monday of May. It’s a grand fundraiser for the New York Metropolitan Museum of Art Costume Institute.
Rihanna was one of six Met Gala hosts, along with Amal Clooney and Anna Wintour. And thanks to the religious theme, Rihanna appeared wearing a silver and white papal crown and cape.
Other heavenly apparitions included Solange Knowles, who paired a futuristic, black gown with gold halo, resembling a wheel with fine golden spokes.
Joan Small also arrived wearing a gold halo, but hers paid homage to the Art Deco era and felt a bit more provocative.
Jennifer Lopez wowed everyone with a gown inspired by the Middle Age Crusades. Completely decked out in jewels, a red and blue cross made a bold statement on the front of her bodice.
And it’s hard to imaging anyone upstaging J Lo, but pregnant Cardi B may have done just that last night. Her dazzling, off-white gown looks like it’s straight from the Renaissance, but we’re brought back to 2018 with the generous leg slit and billowing train. To top it off – quite literally – Cardi B wore a matching headpiece.