The first Monday of May is a very special one in the word of fashion: On the 7th, the Metropolitan Museum of Art opened its doors for the annual Met Gala for the 50th time. What's so special about that evening? Once a year, even on the red carpet the designers have no boundaries – the main thing is the evening's motto and the robes, which should be as eccentric as possible.
This years host and Editor-in-chief of the US Vogue, Anna Wintour, decided on a very heavenly theme: "Heavenly Bodies: Fashion and the Catholic Imagination". In addition, their co-hosts Rihanna, Donatella Versace and Amal Clooney performed through the evening of the fundraising gala for the Metropolitan Costume Institute. Since religions have always been a big part in fashion, a lot of items by well-known designers can be seen at the exhibition.
Among them were famous fashion designers such as Dolce & Gabbana, Alexander McQueen, John Galliano or Gianni Versace. Many guests followed Ms. Wintour's sacred call that night. Their outfits were inspired by statues, the pope, church paintings and African saints. We picked out the most eye-catching robes and put them together in different categories.
Gold is a chemical element with the symbol Au and is the transition metal in the Periodic Table, which is also known as the Group 11 element. For many years, the precious metal has been considered as one of the most valuable materials. It also stands for wealth and richness. That evening, stars like Kim Kardashian in Versace or Kerry Washington in Ralph Lauren, got an extra dose of golden glamor.
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Celebrities like Amanda Seyfried, Paris Jackson and Mary J Blige, literally floated on the red carpet in their dresses made out of light fabrics. They all showed up in various delicate and vibrant colors. The looks reminded of the Celestial and the Divine which both came along with this year's theme.
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Crowns, mitras or halos were almost a must-have at this year's Met Gala. A big focus was on the extravagant hair jewelry. Co-host Rihanna, however, topped all the headgear of her colleagues: with a bishop's hat by the British designer Stephen Jones, she was the eye-catcher of the evening.
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Chivalry and the church have a long, shared history to tell. At the beginning of the 11th century, many chivalric orders were awarded by various ecclesiastical communities. Some stars, including actresses Zendaya and Michelle Williams, interpreted chivalry in a new, elegant way.
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Art on the Dress
Many paintings, including whole church walls, were used as inspiration for some robes. For example, US singer Ariana Grande wore Michelangelo's painting of the Sistine Chapel on her Vera Wang dress. Artistic views, which took the special feature of this evening to the point.
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Inncent in White
White, the color of innocence. In our opinion, this color absolutely couldn’t be missed on that evening. Especially not with a motto like this! The most innocent of all, of course, was host Anna Wintour, who was walking across the red Mat Gala carpet in a Chanel dress.