And we’re not sure we could manage it…
Last night saw the 2018 Met Gala take place in New York city, raising funds for the New York Metropolitan Museum of Art’s costume institute.
This year’s event implemented the dress code, Catholic Imagination, to celebrate the opening of the Heavenly Bodies: Fashion and the Catholic Imagination exhibition, seeing swarms of A-list celebrities take to the red carpet in their papal get-up.
Katy Perry donned a giant pair of feathered wings and a gold Versace mini dress for the occasion and Ariana Grande actually wore the Sistine Chapel ceiling, courtesy of Vera Wang. Honourable mention must of course go to J-Lo for her elaborate Crucifix gown and Lena Waithe for shunning the theme altogether to wear a giant pride flag.
The most popular Met Gala accessory however was elaborate headpieces, with a colossal number of attendees wearing heavy duty accessories on their heads. Emphasis on the word heavy.
The event’s headpieces are split into four main categories: ‘halos’, ‘crowns’, ‘chainmail veils’ and ‘unusual headwear’ – with so many celebrities going for such curveball looks that they had to be lumped together.
Halos were rife on the red carpet, with Anne Hathaway, Blake lively, Lily collins, Solange and Amber Heard sporting the trend. Honourable mentions must go to Rosie Huntington Whiteley for the most classic look and Lana del Rey for the most ambitious, teaming her Gucci outfit with the largest halo we’ve ever seen.
Crowns were another hot Met Gala headpiece trend, with everyone from Madonna, Emilia Clarke and Kate Upton to Mindy Kaling and even Jared Leto donning royal headgear for the occasion. As there was a royal family member in attendance, it’s hardly surprising that Princess Beatrice added a regal tiara to her purple taffeta look.
Chainmail veils were a surprisingly popular choice, looking just as heavy as they did glamorous. Followers of the trend included Olivia Munn, Kate Bosworth, Nicki Minaj and Priyanka Chopra – who’s jewelled hood apparently took a whopping 250 hours to make!
While this category is broad, it had to be in order to include the huge range of contenders, from Rihanna in her bejewelled bishop’s hat and Frances Mcdormand’s green butterfly headpiece to Cardi B’s Moschino look and Sarah Jessica Parker’s gilded nativity hat.
While we wouldn’t choose to wear a lot of these ourselves, it’s safe to say that no event will have better headpieces than this one.