Heavenly Bodies: Amazing Fashion at the Met Gala 2018

fashion at the Met Gala 2018

Every year The Met Gala is a stunning red carpet and the fashion at the Met Gala 2018 did not disappoint, both in the celebrity area and in the statement gown department. The A-listers really went above and beyond this year in their extravagance with the theme of “Heavenly Bodies: Fashion and the Catholic Imagination.” Whether they kept to the theme is another story, but again that is meant to be interpreted by the wearer and/or the stylist.

Sure, there were an array of crosses and in one powerful moment, there was even a Jesus (thank you Jared Leto and in anther a Pope (thanks Rihanna). Yet a bulk of the gowns catered more to the Victorian or Renaissance era than it did to the Catholic Church. And in other instances, those dresses didn’t cater to anything at all (like futuristic Shailene Woodley.) So what were the designers saying about re-imagining religion? That remains to be seen. In the meantime, let’s take a look at the gowns that took our breath away (and there were plenty this year.)

THE STATEMENT GOWNS

fashion at the Met Gala 2018 Blake Lively in Atelier Versace

Blake Lively in Atelier Versace

Donatella outdid herself with this regal creation.

fashion at the Met Gala 2018 Sarah Jessica Parker in Dolce & Gabbana Alta Moda

Sarah Jessica Parker in Dolce & Gabbana Alta Moda

They called her Queen of Hearts for the evening. Sarah Jessica Parker is no Carrie Bradshaw in day-to-day life. But then she has these moments…

fashion at the Met Gala 2018 Amal Clooney in Richard Quinn

Amal Clooney in Richard Quinn

Not really sure what pants or floral capes have to do with Catholic church but I did like this look and George Clooney himself was smitten.

fashion at the Met Gala 2018 Madonna in Jean Paul Gaultier Couture

Madonna in Jean Paul Gaultier Couture

The devil bride herself, and the Queen of pulling of this type of look. In fact, she invented it.

fashion at the Met Gala 2018 Jennifer Lopez in Balmain

Jennifer Lopez in Balmain

This is stunning!

fashion at the Met Gala 2018 Rihanna in Maison Margiela Artisanal

Rihanna in Maison Margiela Artisanal

The Pope herself in encrusted glory.

fashion at the Met Gala 2018 Nicki Minaj in Oscar de la Renta

Nicki Minaj in Oscar de la Renta

fashion at the Met Gala 2018 Kim Kardashian in Versace

Kim Kardashian in Versace

Kim K is a total Versace girl here. I’m not in love with the dress and I don’t see any reference to Catholic Church (besides the crosses of course) but Kim’s hourglass silhouette is powerful in this number as it fits flawlessly.

fashion at the Met Gala 2018 Katy Perry in Atelier Versace

Katy Perry in Atelier Versace

Heard she almost knocked a few people over with those wings. Including her stylist.

fashion at the Met Gala 2018 Kate Bosworth In Oscar de la Renta

Kate Bosworth in Oscar De La Renta

Not sure what the veil reference is all about, but it does add something.

fashion at the Met Gala 2018 Priyanka Chopra in Ralph Lauren

Priyanka Chopra in Ralph Lauren

We’re all waiting to see what fascinator you wear at the royal wedding, Priyanka!

fashion at the Met Gala 2018 Solange Knowles in Iris van Herpen

Solange Knowles in Iris van Herpen

One of those looks that doesn’t reference anything at all, even with the halo. This was sorta a fail.

fashion at the Met Gala 2018 Cara Delevigne in Christian Dior

Cara Delevigne in Christian Dior

Not exactly quiet, not exactly Catholic Church but…

fashion at the Met Gala 2018 Donatella Versace in Versace

Donatella Versace in Versace

fashion at the Met Gala 2018 Ariana Grande in Vera Wang

Ariana Grande in Vera Wang

fashion at the Met Gala 2018 Gigi Hadid in Versace

Gigi Hadid in Versace

This literally looks like they painted it on.

fashion at the Met Gala 2018 Lana Del Rey and Jared Leto in Gucci

Lana Del Rey and Jared Leto in Gucci

Straight out of a painting…

THE QUIETER GOWNS

These gowns packed their own punch…in a more subtle way.

fashion at the Met Gala 2018 Scarlett Johansson in Marchesa

Scarlett Johansson in Marchesa

fashion at the Met Gala 2018 Michelle Williams in Louis Vuitton

Michelle Williams in Louis Vuitton

fashion at the Met Gala 2018 Rooney Mara in Givenchy Couture

Rooney Mara in Givenchy Couture

fashion at the Met Gala 2018 Evan Rachel Wood in Altuzarra

Evan Rachel Wood in Altuzarra

fashion at the Met Gala 2018 Brooke Shields in Zac Posen

Brooke Shields in Zac Posen

fashion at the Met Gala 2018 Emma Stone in Louis Vuitton

Emma Stone in Louis Vuitton

fashion at the Met Gala 2018 Kerry Washington in Ralph Lauren

Kerry Washington in Ralph Lauren

fashion at the Met Gala 2018 Kate Upton in Zac Posen

Kate Upton in Zac Posen

fashion at the Met Gala 2018 Lily Aldridge in Ralph Lauren

Lily Aldridge in Ralph Lauren

fashion at the Met Gala 2018 Alicia Vikander in Louis Vuitton

Alicia Vikander in Louis Vuitton

– Simona Shemer

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