(Reuters) – Gold crosses, halo-inspired headdresses and angel wings stuffed the purple carpet at New York’s Met Gala on Monday, as one of the vital global’s greatest celebrities embraced the devout theme of the so-called Oscars of the East Coast.
From saints to sinners, visitors took to middle the 2018 theme of “Heavenly Bodies: Fashion and the Catholic Imagination” on the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Costume Institute ball.
Pop singer Rihanna, some of the co-hosts of the night, dressed like a pope, carrying a head-turning, jewel-encrusted miter with matching mini-dress with a priestly-style cape designed through Maison Margiela.
Singer Katy Perry wowed in monumental, feathered white wings reminiscent of an archangel over a Versace gold mini-dress paired with thigh-high gold boots.
The invitation-only Met Gala is a fundraising get advantages for the Metropolitan Museum of Art, and likewise marks the hole of the Costume Institute’s annual style exhibition.
The 2018 showcase, which just like the Met Gala is entitled “Heavenly Bodies: Fashion and the Catholic Imagination,” presentations how Catholicism has influenced style and architects in the course of the many years and contours greater than 50 vestments and different devout pieces direct from the Vatican.
Model Bella Hadid opted for the darker aspect of the religious-inspired theme, dressed in a Chrome Hearts black latex and leather-based outfit with lengthy black gloves, and a black gold-embroidered veil trailing to the ground.
Actress Olivia Munn went for a Crusades-inspired figure-hugging gold chain-mail costume from excessive side road store H&M, whilst British actor Andrew Garfield, the Tony-nominated big name of the “Angels in America” revival now on Broadway, selected papal purple for his velvet jacket.
Monday’s costume code used to be “Sunday Best,” permitting visitors to make use of their creativeness with seems to be starting from heavenly white (Dakota Fanning) to angelic yellow (Amanda Seyfried) and skin-baring black lace (Zoe Kravitz).
Headpieces, incessantly halo-style, have been in abundance, preferred through the likes of British singer Rita Ora, actress Anne Hathaway and rapper Cardi B, as have been trains flowing for yards down the lengthy Met Museum steps.
Crosses have been additionally ubiquitous, worn round necks, fingers or belts through the likes of Vogue Editor-in-Chief Anna Wintour, actress Uma Thurman and actress Lily Collins.
The purple carpet is adopted through a sit-down dinner and a excursion of the “Heavenly Bodies” showcase.
Reporting through Jill Serjeant; Editing through Leslie Adler