Flashback to the Met Gala


Katya Avila

Saint Laurent, Valentino and Versace–-oh, so much Versace.
The 2018 Met Gala took place on May 7th. The Met Gala, other than being the most fashion forward event of the year, is an annual fundraising ball to benefit the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Costume Institute in New York City.
Every year the Met releases a theme that the invitees are expected to dress to, and also correlates with the theme of the museum’s costume exhibition. This year, the theme was “Heavenly Bodies; Fashion and the Catholic Imagination”.
While some celebrities may not have followed the theme, those who did went all out, and got the recognition they deserved. Head dresses of all sizes (and weights), massive trains, and traces of the Vatican and Christianity were found all over the red carpet.
One of the most popular outfits was Rihanna’s pope inspired ensemble. Clad in all white, Rihanna donned a towering “papal tiara”, similar to the ones worn at traditional papal coronations. Her heavy gown, designed by Maison Margiela, was beaded with black and white stones and jewels placed in intricate patterns. She paired the look with a pair of “red-bottom” louboutins. Rihanna’s outfit continues to reign supreme in terms of Met Gala fashion.
There were also some attendees who had fun “rebelling” against the religious theme, such as Nicki Minaj who wore a devil-like red and black gown by Oscar de la Renta and a black bedazzled headpiece.
“I’m the bad guy and I wanted to make sure the bad guy was here,” Nicki Minaj stated in an interview with Time magazine.
Some other popular ensembles of the night included new-comer Cardi B, wearing a bejeweled cream Moschino gown fitted perfectly around her baby bump with a thick matching choker and headpiece. Katy Perry also received praise for her attire: massive feathery angel wings and a gold mini dress with thigh high boots.
Throughout the night, the “Heavenly Bodies” theme was an overall success, and the Metropolitan Museum of Art managed to fundraise upwards of 12 million dollars to continue to display art (on and off the runway) for all the world to enjoy.