This Year's Most Eye-Catching Met Gala Looks

Divine designs was the theme
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted May 8, 2018 12:31 AM CDT
Rihanna attends The Metropolitan Museum of Art's Costume Institute benefit gala celebrating the opening of the Heavenly Bodies: Fashion and the Catholic Imagination exhibition on Monday, May 7, 2018,...   (Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP)
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(Newser) – Divine designs floated up the red carpet at Monday's religion-themed Met Gala in shimmering golds, reds, and fuchsia; in crowns and in crosses; and even a pair of giant wings. One lesson of the night: If anyone can make a mitre modern, it's Rihanna. The Grammy-winning artist arrived dripping in pearls and crystals in a Maison Margiela by John Galliano minidress, ornate robe, and beaded papal headgear. The annual fundraising fete in New York brings out Hollywood's elite for an evening of fashion and charity and to celebrate the spring exhibit at the Metropolitan Museum of Art's Costume Institute—this year, "Heavenly Bodies: Fashion and the Catholic Imagination." Other standout looks, per the AP:

  • Supermodel Gigi Hadid arrived in a one-shouldered, beaded Versace gown seemingly inspired by stained-glass windows.
  • Zendaya was a fierce Versace warrior princess in armor-like layers and delicate chainmail fabric inspired by Joan of Arc.

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