Heavenly Bodies: Fashion And The Catholic Imagination – It’s The MET Gala 2018

Heavenly Bodies: Fashion And The Catholic Imagination – It’s The MET Gala 2018

The MET Gala is one of those events that has me on the edge every year. I’m ALWAYS so eager to see how the celebrities will interpret each theme. I won’t bore you with details, but you can read about what the MET Gala is all about here.

Vogue Editor-in-Chief Anna Wintour

Anna Wintour, Co Chair of the MET Gala and Editor in Chief of Vogue

This year, the theme of the gala was inspired by the catholic denomination following the immense support of the pope in the fashion and creative industry. Initially, i thought it would be controversial and people will find it difficult to interpret, but all or most of my assumptions were wrong.

 

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Here are some of the highlights from the red carpet. From picking from the designs of the creatives to having fun with creating their own ideas, every outfit embodied the theme in one way or the other.

 

Cardi B

Cardi B

 

With Designer Jeremy Scott

 

Zendaya

Zendaya

 

Ariana Grande

Ariana Grande

 

Blake Lively

Blake Lively in a Versace Dress and Louboutin Shoes

 

 

Kate Bosworth

Kate

 

Rihanna

Rihanna

 

Kim Kardashian

Kim Kardashian

 

Chadwick Boseman

Chadwick Boseman —- T’Challa

 

Jennifer Lopez

J LO is definitely a heavenly body with this one

 

Solange Knowles

 

I’m still reeling from many of the outfits here. I read the tickets cost $30,000 for each guest. It’s a fund raiser for the costume institute.

 

Actor George Clooney and his wife Amal Clooney arrive on the red carpet.

Amal and George Clooney

 

Janelle Monae

 

Priyanka Chopra

 

 

Madonna

 

Sarah Jessica parkers Head piece came with figurines

 

 

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From the head pieces which was a major hit to the lengthy trains and angel motifs, it must have been heaven on earth. Some of the outfits however went off on me, i just could not relate, but that’s not why i am here. I am here to celebrate creativity, religion as it were and FASHION.

 

 

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Tracee Ellis Ross… Such A Bundle of Delight

 

Katy Perry

 

 

 

Alek Wek

Cassie and Sean combs

 

Anna Wintour

 

Mary j Blige

 

Kris Jenner

 

Taylor Hill

 

Scarlett Johanson

 

Kendall Jenner

 

Rita Ora

 

Gigi Hadid

 

Nicki Minaj

 

Bella Hadid

 

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Jasmine Sanders

 

Two of my favorite red carpet people were missing this year – Beyonce and Lupita Nyogo. I have tried over and over to do a top 3, tough tough one. Very tough. But if i had to pick with a gun to my head, in no particular order

 

 

  1. Jennifer Lopez: Not too over top, The bejewelled Cross across her dress with full fringed details at the bottom, her very subtle make up. All i see is her singing songs of worship.
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J Lo

 

2. Rihanna : It won’t be a themed event if Rihanna doesn’t come through, Let’s just give it up for Pope Riri and call it a day.

 

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Rihanna

 

3. Kendall Jenner : The train detail on her pants caught me off balance, she definitely pulled it off nicely in her OFF WHITE ensemble.

Kendall

So who were your favorites, who interpreted the theme the most to you?

Do you find the theme or any of the interpretations offensive to the catholic religion or religion as a whole?

Let’s meet in the comment section.

Peace, Love and Heavenly Bodies

Xoxo

Jay

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