The MET Gala kicks off the annual MET Costume Institute’s exhibit. The MET Gala is the equivalent to fashion prom and brings together the top celebrities to raise money for the Costume Institute and of course…show off their fashion. This years’ theme, Heavenly Bodies: Fashion And The Catholic Imagination takes a look at Catholicism influence on fashion. Click through our gallery to see how celebs incorporated the theme into their outfits and what trends were spotted on the red carpet. Which looks are your favorite?!
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1. CROSS-ing THE FASHION LINE
Naturally, when thinking of Catholicism, one will think of a cross. Multiple celebs wore crosses in some form or fashion on the red carpet at the 2018 MET Gala. Michael B. Jordan wears a cross on his lapel.
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Actor Michael B. Jordan in a pinstripe Off-White suit.
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Cassie and Diddy came through complimenting each other in opposite colors. Diddy rocked his Jesus piece.
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Chadwick Boseman is giving us bishop vibes in this white outfit adorned with crosses.
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Black Panther star Chadwick Boseman in Versace. Versace will be on display at the Heavenly Bodies exhibit. Gianni Versace was very influenced by religion as seen throughout many of his collections.
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Jennifer Lopez in Balmain.
7. HEAVENLY HEADPIECES
No surprises and as we predicted, headpieces were the number one accessory on the red carpet at the 2018 MET Gala. Solange fit right in with her headpiece that looks similar to her Seat At The Table headpiece.
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In Iris Van Herpen.
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Nicki Minaj gives us a headpiece adorned in black, red, and silver crosses.
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In Oscar de la Renta.
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Can’t decide between a headpiece or a hat? Singer and actress Janelle Monae went for both.
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In Marc Jacobs.
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Co-host of the MET Gala, Rihanna, showed up looking like a bishop in Margiela.
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While it’s Margiela, this bishop outfit seems like it’s giving nod to John Galliano’s last collection with Dior, where the designer had a bishop open his show and bless the models in an outfit similar to this one (minus the slit, of course).
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Winnie Harlow arrived with a regal headpiece.
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Winnie Harlow in Tommy Hilfiger. In addition to regal headpieces, white was also trending on the carpet.
17. LIVIN’ MY LIFE LIKE IT’S GOLDEN
Gold was trending on the red carpet. Everyone from Kerry Washington (pictured) to Sarah Jessica Parker to Kim Kardashian adorned the color.
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Actress Kerry Washington in Ralph Lauren.
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Model Joan Smalls in Tommy Hilfiger.
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Actress Priyanka Chopra took the gold trend and wore it as a headpiece that extended into a slight shawl.
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In Ralph Lauren.
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Issa Rae attends her first MET Gala. We love her Michael Kors dress with gold lace overlay. She told E, “Catholicism is kinda white and above the neck I wanted to be African, I wanted to be Black.”
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Golden Barbie stood true to her online name and came through in an H&M gold dress.
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Jasmine Sanders aka Golden Barbie in H&M.
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Kim Kardashian looked like goals in this golden Versace dress. Her dress looks inspired from the 1997 couture collection.
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Kim Kardashian’s dress looks similar to the one model Debra Shaw walked the runway for at the Atelier Versace Haute Couture Fall 1997 Runway Show.
27. ANGELIC ENDEAVORS
While Katy Perry arrived literally wearing wings, other celebrities took the “angel” theme and manifested it in various ways.
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Actress Yara Shahidi wears Spring 2018 Chanel couture.
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Singer Sza looks like an angel in this structured blush gown.
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Singer Sza in Versace.
31. EMBELLISHMENTS TO ENVY
Embellishments were another major theme at the 2018 Met Gala. Whether it was beaded, sequined, or even chainmail like Kiersey, stars brought out the bling…to give the drama.
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Loving the details on actress Kiersey Clemons dress.
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Kiersey Clemons in custom H&M.
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Actress Ruth Negga was on trend wearing both white and embellishments.
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In Louis Vuitton.
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While most people wore embellishments on their accessories or their ensembles, actress Cynthia Erivo gave us bling on her eyebrows…and we are here for it.
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Black Panther star Letitia Wright donned a couple of the Met Gala trends in one look. She gave us embellishments and gold.
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Actress Letitia Wright in Coach.
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Marjorie Harvey was the embellishment queen on the red carpet with adorned crosses all over her body and as her accessories.
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In Dolce and Gabanna.
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Actress Tessa Thompson gave us this black and white look. While her choker was embellished with white sequins, I’m loving the muted sequins of her Thom Browne dress.
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Her pearl hair and her body jewels were just the embellishments she needed to make this look a LEWK. She also gave us a rendition of Lupita Nyong’o’s 2017 MET Gala hair…and we love it!
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Model Jourdan Dunn gives us embellishments in her hair and her neckline.
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Jourdan Dunn in Diane Von Furstenberg.