Including the one that tried to shut down RiRi
So let’s be real, the Met Gala 2018 was all about Rihanna dressing as the Pope and shutting down the red carpet. However, there were some other strong looks on the night, so here’s a little breakdown for you ICYMI.
Headpieces were the accessory of choice last night. There was of course Rihanna and her Papal hat, but there were also plenty of regal crowns, thanks to their religious symbols (when a Royal ascends the thrown, a religious figure often puts the crown on the monarch’s head, and then there are crowns of stars and halos). Solange, Emilia Clarkle and Blake Lively were just a few of the celebrities sporting the trend, with Sarah Jessica Parker going one step further with a Nativity Scene on her head.
On the slightly more subtle side of things, the likes of Jennifer Lopez and Kim Kardashian went for dresses adorned with the Christian crosses. J Lo’s showstopper of a Balmain dress featured a jewel-encrusted crown and a feather skirt, while Kim’s gold Versace dress was simply embroidered with crosses. Meanwhile, Ruby Rose was all about cardinal chic.
Cara Delevingne, Lily Collins and Bella Hadid were just a few of the celebs that went over to the dark side, opting for black, a colour often associated with the devil and fallen angels. Cara dramatically accessorised her Christian Dior gown with a black veil and beaded crown, while Lily opted for a sheer Givenchy gown and spiked halo. Bella Hadid was vampy in Chrome Hearts.
You can’t have the sinners without the Saints, who were led by Katy Perry, who really did her best to upstage Rihanna with her Angel wings. Lana del Ray also turned heads with her blue wings headpiece, which incidentally went very well with Jared Leto’s Gucci Jesus get-up.
The Virgin Marys
Kate Bosworth painted a virginal picture in her gold-flecked Oscar de la Renta gown with matching veil, though Cardi B had a slight advantage in being pregnant, making the Virgin Mary portrayal a little more convincing. Her gem-encrusted gown came courtesy of Moschino, while Ariana Grande was a dream in Vera Wang.
The red brigade
Finally, another big trend on the red carpet was, well, red. Amber Heard (Carolina Herrera), Anne Hathaway (Valentino Haute Couture) and Priyanka Chopra (Ralph Lauren) all wore vibrant red dresses and accessorised with gold crowns and halos.