Fashion Recap: Met Gala 2018

By / Style & Beauty / May 8, 2018

Forget the Oscars, Grammys or runway shows — the Met Gala on the first Monday in May is easily fashion’s biggest night.

Every year, a theme is issued to coincide with the museum’s latest costume exhibition, and celebs and stylists work with designers — many of who accompany the star to the event — to craft the perfect look. This year’s theme: “Heavenly Bodies: Fashion and the Catholic Imagination.” From haloes to stained class to the Virgin Mary, inspiration was endless. Gold, long sleeves and headpieces reigned on the red carpet, but a handful of stars stood out in the heavenly crowd. Here are our top 9 picks. 

Blake Lively

In the actress’s pre-gala Insta-story, you could see shoe designer and friend Christian Louboutin (pictured at right) helping her into a gorgeous pair of shoes, which she paired with an Atelier Versace gown. 

Zendaya

The singer and shapeshifter can do no wrong on a red carpet. Last night, she rocked a Joan of Arc-inspired look — complete with armor and chainmail — by Atelier Versace.

Jennifer Lopez

The red-carpet queen paired her Balmain gown with an uncharacteristic slicked-back chop and — more characteristic — a whole lot of leg. Her best accessory, though? A-Rod on her arm.

Priyanka Chopra

The “Quantico” actress looked stunning in dark red Ralph Lauren with a Swarovski crystal-encrusted hood to complete the look.

Yara Shahidi

The 18-year-old “Black-ish” and “Grown-ish” star rocked a Chanel Couture look. Not shown: an amazing low ponytail that went past her waist. 

Solange Knowles

The singer and younger sister to Beyonce almost always makes waves at the Met Gala (remember 2014, anyone?), but this year it was for her style: She put an urban spin on saintly inspiration in a flawless Iris van Herpen look.

Stella Maxwell

Taking the theme very literally, the Victoria’s Secret model wore a Moschino gown emblazoned with images of the Madonna.

Cardi B

When the over-the-top rapper does something, she does it all the way. The singer showed off her baby bump in an epic Moschino ensemble, complete with gloved sleeves, choker necklace and headpiece. On her arm: the fashion house’s creative director Jeremy Scott, donning a matching beaded suit. 

Madonna

This theme was made for Madonna, so it’d be a sin (no pun intended) to keep her off the list. Collaborating with her go-to designer Jean Paul Gaultier, the singer — who surprised gala-goers with a performance of “Like a Prayer” inside — dressed the part in all black, paired with gorgeous rosary-inspired jewelry from Chicago designer Lana. 






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