It’s dubbed “the Oscars of the fashion world” and with it brings a bunch of stars hyped to play dress up.

This year the Met’s theme was “Heavenly Bodies: Fashion and the Catholic Imagination.” Much of the looks we saw were in traditional black, red, gold or white tones, and of course, there were crosses, embellishments, feathers, regal headpieces—the works.

The biggest trend: the oversized, embellished, eye-catching train.

Held at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, the luxe show and exhibit was initially going to incorporate other religions (such as Buddhism and Judaism), but curator Andrew Bolton noticed that most of the pieces he researched had been inspired by Catholicism. The exhibit houses over 150 designer pieces.

“I was worried that it might be misinterpreted, that the other four religions might seem like tokens,” he told Observer.com. “And when the Vatican came on board, it made the imbalance even greater. So I decided to focus on Catholicism because the body of material was stronger.”

Yes, the Vatican loaned special artifacts, some that have never left the Vatican walls before.

Here are some of the best looks from stars who paid attention to the theme and made it their own.

Rihanna’s Pope-inspired bedazzle dress (wearing Maison Margiela by John Galliano)

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Lily Collins’ “inner chic nun vibe” (wearing Givenchy and Cartier)

Solange’s durag-meets-God get-up (wearing Iris van Herpen)

my god wears a durag 🌹

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Sarah Jessica Parker and her nearly 12-inch crown (wearing Dolce & Gabbana)

We’re digging Andy Cohen’s look too, especially those Dolce loafers.

Migos came decked out in sequin jackets (wearing Versace)

V E R S A C E D R I P M E T G A L A

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2 Chainz made the most of his experience, he proposed to his girlfriend on the Met’s red carpet.

Nicki Minaj and Cardi B hung out. Repeat: Cardi B and Nicki Minaj were talking in the flesh. This is Cardi B’s first Met Gala.

Nicki wore Oscar de la Renta and Cardi B opted for Moschino.

#OscarDeLaRenta #MetGala 🙏🏽

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SZA’s pretty fairytale ensemble from Versace was a certified stunner.

#METGALA2018 💗 @versace

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Those boots!


Lana Del Rey and Jared Leto made Gucci proud. They’re posing here with Gucci‘s creative director, Alessandro Michele.

Leto wore a custom Gucci silk moiré one-button jacket with a velvet oversized lapel embroidered with three eye golden angles. He also wore silk trousers, a silk shirt with a bow and embroidered liturgical stole and black leather Horsebit boots. The aged gold metal crown completes the look as does the two tiger head broaches.

Lana Del Rey wore a custom Gucci silk cady and lace gown. The bodice features ‘The Seven Sorrows of Mary’ with the initials LDR on the sacred heart. The skirt features hand stitched gold metal and coloured silk thread embroidery inspired by baroque floral motifs and daggers with a pleated tulle and lace underskirt. The handmade headpiece has painted feathers and a crystal halo. The handmade antique glass stick represents the eyes of Saint Lucy.

One of the big designers of the night was Prabal Gurung. The young designer outfitted Hailee Steinfeld, Ashley Graham, Deepika Padukone and our choice pick, Diana Kruger.

Diane the Divine. Diane Kruger wears the Atelier Prabal Gurung celestial blue double face duchess satin structured bell shaped dress with hand embroidered engineered fleur-de-lis motif, hand draped silk taffeta bouillonńe sleeve and monarch bouillonńe train with hand embroidered fleur-de-lis edge with the Tasaki Atelier white gold and south sea pearl buoy hidden ear bud with pave diamond, the Tasaki Atelier white gold and Akoya and South Sea pearl Aurora ring with sapphire and diamond accent, the Tasaki platinum and Akoya pearl and diamond earring, the Tasaki white gold and Akoya pearl ring with diamond accent, the Tasaki white gold and Akoya pearl ring and a custom Philip Treacy x Tasaki fleur-de-lis and South Sea pearl head piece to the 2018 Met Gala celebrating “Heavenly Bodies: Fashion and the Catholic Imagination.” #pgworld #pgmuse #beautywithsubstance #modernglamour #femininitywithabite #MetGala #MetHeavenlyBodies #ASeatAtTheTable #tasaki_intl

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The actress wore the Atelier Prabal Gurung celestial blue, double face duchess satin structured bell-shaped dress. There’s hand embroidered fleur-de-lis motif, hand draped silk taffeta bouillonńe sleeve and monarch bouillonńe train with hand embroidered fleur-de-lis edge with the Tasaki Atelier white gold and a south sea pearl buoy hidden earbud, and a pave diamond.

An active thinker, Diane played a special role in inspiring our labour of love, a joy that comes to fruition in double face duchesse satin elevated with over 300 hours of hand embroidered crystals and Tasaki pearls. Diane Kruger wears the Atelier Prabal Gurung celestial blue double face duchess satin structured bell shaped dress with hand embroidered engineered fleur-de-lis motif, hand draped silk taffeta bouillonńe sleeve and monarch bouillonńe train with hand embroidered fleur-de-lis edge with the Tasaki Atelier white gold and south sea pearl buoy hidden ear bud with pave diamond, the Tasaki Atelier white gold and Akoya and South Sea pearl Aurora ring with sapphire and diamond accent, the Tasaki platinum and Akoya pearl and diamond earring, the Tasaki white gold and Akoya pearl ring with diamond accent, the Tasaki white gold and Akoya pearl ring and a custom Philip Treacy x Tasaki fleur-de-lis and South Sea pearl head piece to the 2018 Met Gala celebrating “Heavenly Bodies: Fashion and the Catholic Imagination.” #pgworld #pgmuse #beautywithsubstance #modernglamour #femininitywithabite #MetGala #MetHeavenlyBodies #ASeatAtTheTable #tasaki_intl

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Ever wonder what it would be like to be a fly on the wall beside these three?

Donatella and Madonna together, all low key.

❤️❤️❤️

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Donatella and Bradley Cooper in a photo? Super low key.

The Queen of Pop doesn’t joke around, this is hands down our favourite crown of the night. Her “Church Goth” look was put together by longtime collaborator, Jean Paul Gaultier.

Chadwick Boseman gave a solid statement in Versace. The Black Panther star also sported some sweet Christian Louboutin loafers.

Blake Lively previously said this was her “favorite dress ever” and we’re into it. Lively wore Christian Louboutin shoes and Lorraine Schwartz jewellery (estimated to be worth over $2 million) to add to her already brilliant Versace gown. Apparently, the dress was so big it needed its own bus to transport it to the event.

 

Our top 5 favourite looks came from:

 SZA (Versace)

Rihanna (Maison Margiela)

Chadwick Boseman (Versace)

Jared Leto (Gucci)

Blake Lively (Versace)