The Met Gala is the biggest, most highly-anticipated fundraising event on the fashion calendar. The star-studded ball is an opulent celebration of self-expression through style and this year’s benefit was of no exception. Each year there’s a theme to the ensembles, and each year stars outdo themselves on their own and others’ previous attires. It’s quite literally a case of ‘go big or go home’ — and nobody goes home.
This year’s theme “Heavenly Bodies: Fashion and the Catholic Imagination” called for celebrities with the likes of Rihanna, Bella Hadid and Blake Lively to bring on their own interpretations of the Catholicism-centric theme with dramatic gowns and even more dramatic headwear.
From Rihanna’s show-stopping Margiela-designed papal crown and cape to the many popes, nuns-inspired dresses and renaissance artworks that donned the carpet, here are the most outstanding and breathtaking looks we saw at 2018 Met Gala.