Last night the Costume Institute sanctified its love of fashion as presented this years Met Gala.
The theme was: “Heavenly Bodies: Fashion and the Catholic Imagination.”
“Designed to create a dialogue between fashion and the masterworks of religious art in the museum’s holdings, the show was presented in a trinity of locations: the Anna Wintour Costume Center, the medieval galleries at the Met’s Fifth Avenue location, and further uptown at the Cloisters.”
Crosses, veils, mitres, all things religious were in full display. Alongside that it was a display of figures, as celebrities battle it out to showcase what God had given them.
Some went all out with the theme in mind, whilst others simply failed to present any resemblance or similarity to the chosen theme.
Let’s take a look at my best and worst dressed from the 2018 Met Gala ball.
Although the dress is not screaming the theme, super model Gigi Hadid, wows in a two tone one-shoulder-cut-out floor length gown with thigh-high split.
In a gorgeous rich blood red velvet, Priyanka Chopra’s gold head and shoulder jewel detailing looked every inch elegantly and sophisticated.
Taking the theme and Catholic religion with full seriousness, Cara Delevingne and Greta Gerwig kept it classic with black.
With contrasting criss-cross lacing and solid black panels, Cara not only fulfilled the theme’s brief with a nod to the Catholic religion, but she perfectly displayed her fine figure.
An ode to a Catholic sister, with cuffed bell sleeves in contrasting cream material and plain black chiffon dress with a cinched waist, Greta nailed the theme.
Stepping out with Shawn Mendes and confirming their relationship, Hailey Baldwin looked sensational in a drop-shoulder, bustier fit and flare pale pearl dress with a full skirt and thigh-high split.
Topping her look with a diamond encrusted crown, Hailee Steinfeld looked regal in a satin cream dress with diamond detailing. Tousled bed head curls, layered necklaces and a dark red lip sealed this look as a winner.
Poor Cardi B, Rhianna stole the show and your look! Whilst it may seem great minds think alike, the simplicity of her dress has won the hearts. Whilst Moschino was on the right tracks, the final look is all a little too pomp and circumstance. Less is always more.
It’s strange how Versace can wear such a stunning gown for Kim Kardashian, yet make Katy Perry look ridiculous. Sarah Jessica Parker however, needs to think again about the choice of designer. Whereas other celebs pulled this look off in an elegant manner, the yellow gold and giant red hearts chosen just look tacky.
Whilst I understand the concept of Ariana Grande’s dress – having cherubs and angels printed on the fabric – the final look is not executed well. Amal Clooney however, it might be a beautiful dress, just doesn’t fit the theme. Another ball perhaps.
It seems the other two sisters from the Kardashian-Jenner clan didn’t get the theme memo! Whilst both Kylie and Kendall look amazing in their black vs white ensembles – I fail to see the theme envisioned anywhere on their outfits.
(All images have been taken from British Vogue )