A constellation of glittering stars strode the red carpet of Met Gala 2018, otherwise known as the world’s greatest stage for avant-garde (or bizarre) fashion moments. As if visiting us from the empyrean, celebrities ascended the steps of the Metropolitan Museum on May 7 garbed in fluttery ruffles with sky-reaching headpieces, gold chainmail, sequinned suits, sweeping overskirts and giant feathered wings (you know who) – befitting this year’s theme and the highly anticipated grand opening of the Costume Institute’s annual fashion exhibition Heavenly Bodies: Fashion and the Catholic Imagination.
The annual, invitation-only event, which benefits the New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Costume Institute, is co-hosted by fashion darling Donatella Versace, prominent human rights lawyer Amal Clooney, Grammy-winning artist Rihanna and the ever-poised Anna Wintour who dressed as – wait for it – ‘Cardinal Chanel’. Options pick the top ten looks that aced the ‘Sunday Best’ dress code, also a reference to the exhibit that the party honours.
See all the looks from the Met Gala here. 'Heavenly Bodies: Fashion and the Catholic Imagination' view be displayed from May 10 to October 8 at the Anna Wintour Costume Center.