NEW YORK • Everywhere, gold crosses, halo-inspired headdresses and angel wings crammed the pink carpet on Monday, as celebrities saved religion with the theme of Heavenly Bodies: Fashion And The Catholic Imagination on the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Costume Institute ball.
Pop singer Rihanna, one of many co-hosts, answered prayers from some journalists for at the least one movie star who dared to be totally different.
She wielded a jewel-encrusted mitre with matching mini-dress and priestly-style cape designed by Maison Margiela.
Singer Katy Perry brought on a flutter with monumental, feathered white wings resembling an archangel over a Versace gold mini-dress paired with thigh-high gold boots.
The Met Gala is a fund-raising profit for the New York museum. It additionally marks the opening of the Costume Institute’s annual trend exhibition.
This 12 months, the exhibition particulars how Catholicism has influenced trend and designers via the many years. It options greater than 50 vestments and different non secular objects from the Vatican.
But on Monday, mannequin Bella Hadid opted for the darker aspect of the religious-inspired theme. She wore a Chrome Hearts black latex and leather-based outfit with lengthy black gloves, and a black gold-embroidered veil trailing to the ground.
Headpieces, typically halo-style, have been in abundance, favoured by the likes of singer Rita Ora, actress Anne Hathaway and rapper Cardi B, as have been trains flowing for metres down the lengthy museum steps.
Crosses have been additionally ubiquitous, worn round necks, palms or belts by the likes of Vogue editor-in-chief Anna Wintour, actress Uma Thurman and actress Lily Collins.
The pink carpet was adopted by a sit-down dinner and a tour of the Heavenly Bodies exhibit.
But if the visitors wished morsels of trivia, there have been a lot to chew on. United States President Donald Trump proposed to his spouse, Melania, on the event in 2004.
Tickets value US$30,000 (S$40,000), however you can not simply purchase one – Wintour, one of many chairmen of the gala, approves attendees.
Some visitors presumably shared tales of how that they had gone the additional mile for the event.
“They had to sew me in on the way here,” stated actress Olivia Munn.
Her costume, by H&M, was impressed by Crusade-era chain mail.
Hadid stated of her veil: “It’s sewn into my head. The things we do, darling.”
Others have been able to take the night much less severely.
Where have been his youngsters, actor George Clooney was requested. “They’re under the dress,” he stated, waving in direction of an infinite prepare on the outfit worn by his spouse, Amal, one of many event’s chairmen.
But a sense of religiosity did suffuse the night.
“Yeah, I love God,” stated comic Tiffany Haddish. “God loves me – look at my career.”
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