Met Gala in pictures: The good, dramatic and hilarious

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Colloquially and affectionately referred to as “fashion’s biggest night out,” the Met Gala 2018 was a pinnacle of iconic style. A fundraising benefit for the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City, the yearly event welcomes celebrity stars, young creatives, and industry paragons alike. And the excitement doesn’t stop there—the gala also signifies the highly anticipated grand opening of the Costume Institute’s annual fashion exhibition: “Heavenly Bodies: Fashion and the Catholic Imagination” opening on May 10, 2018.

Below are some of the fashion statements from yesterday’s red carpet.

Jennifer Lopez in a heavily embellished corset gown

Rihanna had her own take on the papal style

Katy Perry wearing a giant pair of feathered wings

Jaden Smith brought his hair as his date last year; this year he brought his 2017 record Icon

Kim Kardashian West walked without her Kanye in a Versace

 

Cardi B wowed the crowds in an angelic Moschino creation by Jeremy Scott

Blake Lively pulled out all the stops in a dramatic Versace gown which is said to have taken 600 hours to make.

Blake Lively in a ‘magical’ dress designed by Versace

Michael B Jordan wearing Off White

Bella Hadid went for fallen angel with her all-black Chrome Hearts outfit, complete with latex bodice, long-sweeping skirt and bolero jacket. The 21-year-old model is practically a veteran of the Met Gala; this year marks her fourth invitation.

Bella Hadid went for fallen angel

Ariana Grande looked to the Sistine Chapel for the inspiration behind her Vera Wang gown, which is screen printed with images from Michelangelo’s iconic fresco, The Last Judgement.

Ariana Grande

Current British Vogue cover star Cara Delevingne was responsible for one of the most dramatic ensembles of the evening

New parents Kylie Jenner and Travis Scott arrive together without Storm

Model Winnie Harlow turned to Tommy Hilfiger for her strapless white gown and dramatic headpiece.

Model Winnie Harlow looking like a heavenly bride

Mary J Blige

Designer and another of the Met Gala 2018 co-chairs Donatella Versace wears one of her own designs, an embroidered navy and gold mini-dress topped with a sweeping navy overskirt

Donatella Versace wears one of her own designs

Hip hop trio Migos went for bold sequinned Versace suits

Rita Ora

The simplicity of Priyanka Chopra’s deep burgundy strapless Ralph Lauren gown offset the drama of her elaborate gold jewelled hood.

Priyanka Chopra’s in deep burgundy strapless Ralph Lauren gown

Janelle Monae stuck to her signature black and white

Nicki Minaj sported a devilishly red Oscar de la Renta gown

Phoebe Waller-Bridge chose a dress from Christopher Kane’s recent autumn/winter 2018 catwalk collection, entitled “Pure Joy”. The designer, who has pieces from his archive showing in the exhibition, accompanied the actor and writer to the event.

Phoebe Waller-Bridge chose a wrong dress

Sarah Jessica Parker undoubtedly made a beeline for Italian designers Dolce & Gabbana when the religious theme of this year’s Met Gala – Heavenly Bodies: Fashion and the Catholic Imagination – was announced. Her sumptuous gold gown was topped off with an elaborate and slightly wobbly nativity-scene headpiece.

Sarah Jessica Parker

Pictures source: The Guardian and New York Times

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