The Met Gala, also known as the Metropolitan Museum of Art Costume Institute benefit, is the annual fundraiser for the Costume Institute and signals the opening of its annual exhibition. Think of it as the fashion equivalent of the Oscars: the ultimate party of the year where everyone who is anyone attends in their absolute ‘Sunday best’. No big deal.
This year’s theme being “Heavenly Bodies: Fashion and the Catholic Imagination”, celebrities were encouraged to dress accordingly. The fashion hosts of the event were Anna Wintour (of course), Rihanna, Donatella Versace and Amal Clooney, and of course their outfits did not disappoint.
Throughout the evening, famous faces waltzed by the paparazzi, floated up the grand staircase and through the entrance, then mysteriously disappeared into the venue for a night where they presumably rub shoulders with other elites and enjoy the exquisite exhibition with myriad glasses of champagne.
With all the usual gorgeous suspects gracing the carpet: Rhianna, Zendaya, Blake Lively, Gigi Hadid and co., each attendee embellished the red carpet and offered stunning looks.
This year we saw beautiful patterns, golden embroidery and lavish embellishment that completed the most luxurious outfits. Have a peek at our selection of the best dressed stars of the night, who dazzled and dressed spot on the theme.
By Nina Sudnitsin