Every year, on the first Monday of May, everyone’s eyes are on the Met Gala. What is it, you may wonder? (You probably know already) Well, it is a prestigious event which every person passionate about fashion dreams of going to, where you are able to express your style and be as creative and dramatic as you desire. Unfortunately, the guest list is very exclusive, chose by the host, the one and only Anna Wintour, editor-in-chief of Vogue Magazine. (You can buy a ticket for 30,000$ though)
Every year there is another theme, left to be recreated by the fashion designers creating the looks and the celebrities wearing them. This year’s theme was “Heavenly Bodies: Fashion and the Catholic Imagination”, and the exhibition can be visited at the Met Museum in New York City.
I really appreciate the celebrities that follow the theme, while also looking amazing. That is the most important part after all. I noticed most celebrities focused on the “Heavenly Bodies” or “Sunday Best” part, without really including the religious aspect of it all. Some did really good though. Here are the looks that slayed my life, in no particular order.
Honestly, I had very high expectations from Rihanna. She is basically the queen of the Met Gala, always following the theme and taking it to the extreme, but also making it her own style. She did not disappoint. Giving me Pope vibes in Maison Margiela by John Galliano. Look at that detail! So beautiful, so divine. She is everything. A goddess.
2. Blake Lively
Blake Lively was my favourite. She stole my heart with this Versace gown. Looked so beautiful and elegant, while also respecting the theme. Again, the detail is incredible, and overall, she is divine. Makeup, hair, accessories, everything is on point. One of the queens of the Met Gala this year.
Initially I didn’t know what to think about her look. I wasn’t immediately convinced, because I didn’t see the relevance to the theme, but after seeing her Vogue interview, I understood that her inspiration was Black Madonna and all of the African Saints, which really made sense. The halo was beautiful and it brought some colour to the all-black Iris van Herpen look, and I loved the durag.
4. Kate Bosworth
So angelic, so pure, so beautiful. Loved this Oscar de la Renta look, including the make-up and the veil. Subtle, simple, something you would associate with religion and the church.
5. Sarah Jessica Parker
SJP brought drama to the gala, and that’s what I love. This event is there for creativeness and boldness. and she really did that, in Dolce and Gabbana.
6. Emilia Clarke
The Mother of Dragons was there and she was 🔥 (pun intended). Loved the blush, the crown, and of course, the Dolce and Gabbana gown. She is basically the statue of the Virgin Mary in Sicily, as she said in her Vogue interview.
7. Cardi B
Cardi B did not disappoint me and I am so glad. She took the theme and made it for herself. She looked gorgeous in Moschino, and she really was glowing. Her first time and still looked better then most people that have been attending for years.
I gagged. Wow. Zendaya. As usual, perfection. Everything: hair, outfit, makeup. In a Versace dress slash armour, inspired by Joan of Arc. She pulled it off so effortlessly and I am in love.
9. Priyanka Chopra
Another queen of the Met Gala, Priyanka was so incredibly beautiful. No words to describe her, honestly. Loved how the lip matched the Ralph Lauren dress. The embroidered hood was perfection. Good job!
8. Jared Leto
Jared Leto gave me serious Jesus vibes in Gucci. He was already giving me Jesus vibes since he grew his hair and beard, so I love how he took advantage of that. It’s well-known how big of a fan of Gucci he is, so no wonder that’s what he wore. One of the best dressed man at the gala.
9. Ariana Grande
So divine. Ariana Grande wore a Vera Wang gown inspired by the Sistine Chapel Ceiling. I love how the bow represented her usual high ponytail. Rocking her own signature look while still respecting the theme. That’s how you do it!
SZA looked like an angel. The baby pink Versace dress looked so beautiful on her, and the halo was so pretty.
11. Taylor Hill
I feel like this look was so underrated. Nobody really talked about it. I don’t get why, though. She is literally wearing a cardinal’s robe. The Diane von Furstenberg dress looks amazing on her, the makeup is beautiful, the hair, and those shoes… I need.
12. Lily Collins
Queen. Yes, yes, yes. Another dress inspired by a cardinal’s robe, very solemn, catholic. The makeup is one of my favourites, it’s dark but yet so edgy, and the silver glitter and the little red tear were so intricate.
13. Chadwick Boseman
I died. The Black Panther, king T’challa, Chadwick Boseman, did THAT. The best dressed man at the Met Gala this year, 💯. Not only did he go with the theme, but he pulled off that suit effortlessly and looked so cool. Usually, men at the Met Gala play it safe, wearing simple tuxedos and suits, but Chadwick didn’t come to play. I am in love. Look at those gold glittery shoes!
14. Natalia Vodianova
I like how she wore pants instead of a dress, and introduced the religious element through the embellished cross on her top. The length and flared style of the Balmain pants looks great on her long legs. Don’t love the hair, would’ve liked it up, but overall, a really good look, I believe.
15. Darren Criss
Last but not least, another well-dressed man. Darren Criss was so underrated, I could barely find his picture. Not many have talked about his look and I cannot understand why. Look at him, look at that jacket, the colour coordination, the crosses on his shoes. So handsome, and really taking into consideration the theme in quite a bold way, which I really admire.
BONUS: Donald Glover
The only good picture I could find, but look at Donald Glover’s Gucci suit. The back is so so cool!