The MET Costume Institute Gala 2018: “Heavenly Bodies: Fashion and the Catholic Imagination”

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The 2018 Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Costume Institute Gala was held on 7th May 2018 in New York.

This year’s corresponding exhibit is “Heavenly Bodies: Fashion and the Catholic Imagination”, detailing the dialogue between fashion and the masterworks of religious art in the museum’s holdings, the show will be presented in a trinity of locations: the Anna Wintour Costume Center, the medieval galleries at the Met’s Fifth Avenue location, and further uptown at the Cloisters.

Central to the conversation will be the papal garb on loan from the Sistine Chapel sacristy, many of which have never been seen outside the Vatican, even in the 1983 Met blockbuster, “The Vatican Collections: The Papacy and Art.”

Every year the highly-anticipated Met Gala gathers celebrities from all industries for one night to step-out onto the red carpet in most daring creations.

SEE MORE: The MET Costume Institute Gala 2017

Anna Wintour’s 2018 co-hosts for this year’s Met Gala, include Amal Clooney, Rihanna, and Donatella Versace. Designer names like John Galliano and Cristóbal Balenciaga are expected to share their vision of this year`s theme.

How to watch the 2018 MET Gala? In past years, Vogue has released snippets of the red carpet on their Facebook page. This year, they’re switching things up a bit!

Be sure to check out @voguemagazineon Instagram, as they’ll be live streaming the red carpet as celebrities arrive in style.

The brand will also be posting on the Vogue Snapchat My Stories to keep fans posted on a second social media platform!

Who were the best dressed celebrities at tonight`s MET Gala? Checkout the red carpet gallery below…
American actress Blake Lively looked stunning in a ruby red gown while walking the carpet at the 2018 Met Gala held at the Metropolitan Museum of Art on Monday (May 7) in New York City.The 30-year-old was dressed in custom-made Atelier Versace dress and paired with custom Christian Louboutin shoes, a custom Judith Lieber bag, and Lorraine Schwartz jewelry – custom made halo with over 100 carats of nude champagne diamonds, a pair of 30 carat Colombian emerald and diamond earrings set in 18 karat gold, an armful of gold bracelets, 3 diamond and ruby rings, and her personal Lorraine Schwartz engagement ring.
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Blake Lively – “Heavenly Bodies: Fashion & The Catholic Imagination” Costume Institute Gala at The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York 05/07/2018
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George and Amal Clooney walked the red carpet together at the 2018 Met Gala held at the Metropolitan Museum of Art on Monday (May 7) in New York City.The 40-year-old was co-chairing the event with Anna Wintour, Donatella Versace and Rihanna. She was dressed in Richard Quinn strapless gown that had a silver bustier, dark slacks and a floral train that was at least four feet long, while completing the look with Lorraine Schwartz ring and earrings.
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American music star Katy Perry was also at the 2018 Met Gala held at the Metropolitan Museum of Art on Monday (May 7) in New York City. The 33-year-old entertainer was dressed in winged, custom-made, Atelier Versace gown featuring heavenly hand-painted degradé feathers and gold chainmail mini-dress with bronze netted crystal overlay and thigh-high chainmail boots.
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American model Kendall Jenner hit the red carpet at the 2018 Met Gala held at the Metropolitan Museum of Art on Monday (May 7) in New York City. The 22-year-old model was joined at the event by fashion designer Virgil Abloh as she was wearing one of his Off-White c/o Virgil Abloh designs. She completed the look with Jimmy Choo shoes and Tiffany & Co. jewelry.
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Bradley Cooper and Irina Shayk held hands at the red carpet the 2018 Met Gala held at the Metropolitan Museum of Art on Monday (May 7) in New York City. The 32-year-old model was dressed in custom-made, Atelier Versace silk dress with fully encrusted golden stones, Swarovski crystals, and metallic studs. The dress features a bold maxi train and full ruffled skirt, worn with Versace choker and bracelet accessories. Bradley wore Tom Ford suit.
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American reality star Kim Kardashian was also at the 2018 Met Gala held at the Metropolitan Museum of Art on Monday (May 7) in New York City. The 37-year-old was wearing an Atelier Versace form-fitting Metal Mesh gown with crystal cross embellishment, while completing the look with Lorraine Schwartz jewelry.
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