Yes it’s that time of the year again! (Time is passing way to quickly I know). Monday seen all of the biggest names in fashion grace the steps of the Metropolitan Museum in New York yet again for another successful gala this year celebrating its 70th anniversary.
This year’s event theme was Heavenly Bodies: Fashion and the Catholic Imagination. Described by some as the most controversial theme yet! Dedicated to religious influence in fashion and - reported by vogue - to have around 150 pieces on display.
Hungover from celebrating the bank holiday I fell asleep really early and never seen any of the red carpet. So after catching up yesterday I will let you in on my top 10 favourite looks from this year’s event. I think the celebrities done well this year with regards to interpreting the theme and as expected there was lots of white, black, gold and silver, luxurious fabrics with some encrusted garments that must of taken months to create.
Katy Perry in Versace
Always one who loves to make an entrance, this year Kety Perry did not disappoint. Like an angel sent from heaven Katy paired her gold Versace dress with some matching metallic boots and a giant pair of angel wings (the next Victoria’s Secret angel maybe?).
Cara Delevingne in Dior Haute Couture
Cara Delevingne left little to the imagination in an all black floor length dress with sheer panelling. She completed her look with a beaded - almost veil like - head piece, a piece of clothing customary to chapel confessionals.
Blake Lively in Versace
It is no surprise that Blake Lively’s gown took reportedly over 600 hours to create. The golden encrusted corset leads down to a luxurious red trail. Completed with an angelic head piece she was the epitome of beauty.
Ariana Grande in Custom Vera Wang
Another celebrity taking the theme quite literally Ariana Grande’s gown was inspired by the Sistine Chapel. The gown was created by printing Michelangelo’s painting The Last Judgement onto silk organza.
Rita Ora in Prada
Rita Ora looked amazing as always in a floor length, semi-sheer, black Prada gown. With a dramatic train and neon floral appliqués she finished the look with long black gloves and a baroque headpiece - her nod to the theme.
Reed Morano in Versace
Reed Morano attended the Met Gala as Blake Lively’s date along with Christian Louboutin. I couldn’t find a photo of her on her own on the famous Met steps (annoying) but I had to mention her dress. Very game of throne vibes reported to weigh around 25 pounds which doesn’t surprise me with all of the embellishments. She completed her look with emerald green boots and matching bag.
Jennifer Lopez in Balmain
JLo walked the red carpet with her bae Alex Roudriguez. No stranger to Balmain her gown was encrusted with blue, red and gold jewels in the shape of a religious cross. The gown even included a feather train.
Zendaya in Custom Versace
Zendaya adorned herself in some intricate silver metallic armour for this years event. Inspired by Saint Joan of Arc - one of Catholicism's most famous female icons! She even completed her look with a cropped bob wig.
Rihanna in Custom John Galliano
Rihanna is no stranger to pushing the boundaries of fashion and one of this years co-chairs her outfit was bound to be controversial. The singer wore a fully encrusted John Galliano dress with matching cape. Completed with a Papal inspired headdress.
Chadwick Boseman in Versace
This Black Panther star was leading the pack for the males at this years event. Usually the men of the Met Gala don't make much effort with regards to the theme. However Chadwick Boseman (my sisters fave) has been praised for his efforts. Dressed in an off-white, Versace suit adorned in gold he completed his look with a matching cape.
As usual I could go on! I think Versace owned the red carpet with the best outfits overall in my book. Who was your favourite look from this year’s Met Gala?