Was there every any doubt that Rihanna, she of the 2015 Met Gala dress that spawned a thousand pizza memes, wouldn’t rise up to this year’s theme Met Gala theme: Heavenly Bodies: Fashion and the Catholic Imagination? Of course not.
And RiRi being RiRi, she took the theme and she ran with it, dressing up like the Pope, with a little help from John Galliano for Maison Margiela.
There is so much going on that we can’t possibly do it justice, but let’s start with the masterpiece, ie, the headpiece, shall we? Inspired by a traditional Mitre (that’s the actual name for the Pope’s hat), it featured rich silver embroidery and shimmering pearls.
Rihanna told Vogue, ‘It feels expensive! It would be a sin not to wear it!’.
Next up, we had the mini bustier gown with matching overcoat and clutch bag, finished off with glittering Christian Louboutin pumps.
Naturally, as with previous Met Balls, the outfit divided the internet. Here’s what the Twittersphere had to say.