The 2018 MET Gala is inspired by the Catholic church with the theme being; “Heavenly Bodies: Fashion and the Catholic Imagination”.
In the run up to the event, some were worried about how such a sensitive topic would translate to the red carpet and finally the night us upon us.
Check out all the ‘Heavenly’ photos from the most grand ball in fashion.
Understanding the controversial theme
According to Vogue, the exhibition which kicked off in May, was “designed to create a dialogue between fashion and the masterworks of religious art in the museum’s holdings” inspired by Catholic iconography and vestments.
Anna Wintour, however, expressed beforehand that everything had been handled in the most sensitive way and this year, fashion and Catholicism converged with help from the Vatican as the grand exhibition begun.
Displaying at the MET Museum in New York were a mix of religious inspired pieces from designers including John Galliano, Dolce & Gabanna, Jeremy Scott, Coco Chanel and ecclesiastical pieces- never before seen outside the Vatican.
The Met Gala 2018
The steps of the MET are alight once more as the 2018 grand ball has begun. This year, Anna Wintour will play host with stars Rihanna, Donatella Versace and Amal Clooney supporting.
Though this year’s theme was met with apprehension, it appears the stars interpreting it in the most interesting of ways and already we have seen some pretty stunning works of haute couture.
Check it out!