This Year’s Met Gala was Completely Packed with Fashion Moments to Remember

Rihanna at the Met Gala
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This year, the Met Gala — AKA the most expensive costume party in existence — invited guests to explore the Catholic imagery with the theme “Heavenly Bodies: Fashion and the Catholic Imagination.”

And while for some that might mean hard wooden pews and tasteless wafers, Met Gala attendees had no trouble finding the decadent side of the Catholic church. In fact, this was one of the most memorable Met Balls in years, packed with opulent crucifixes, headpieces, celestial outfits, angelic wings, and intricate designs worthy of the Sistine Chapel.

And while it was the sort of party most of us will never get to attend, thanks to social media, everyone gets to have an opinion on which outfits were the most rapturous and which deserved to be excommunicated.

So where should we begin? Oh, how about Rihanna (who co-chaired this year’s event) outshining the Pope himself with an glittering mitre? (That’s a pope-hat, for those who don’t know).

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Then there was Katy Perry, who looked about ready to ascend to another realm.

#7 @versace #metgala ✨👼🏼🕊

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Chadwick Boseman and Jared Leto seemed to be competing for the title of “most likely to lead us to salvation”

Rising star Lena Waithe took the opportunity to remind us that the “Catholic imagination” could always use some expanding.

Blake Lively went for the “stepped-right-out-of-a-Renaissance-painting” look

While Solange appeared in haute-fashion as half saintly icon, half set-piece from Alien.

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And there was so.



stained glass by @versace 👼🏼

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But perhaps the most important “attendee” of all, Twitter was there for the jokes:

So, same time next year?