Tuesday, 8 May 2018

Met Gala 2018: Rihanna dresses up as the Pope

The Met Gala, the benefit event for the Metropolitan Museum of Art's Costume Institute, is considered the highlight of New York's social calendar, attracting fashion designers and stars from around the world.
It is known for its expensive tickets, exclusive guest list, and extravagant outfits that are based around a different theme each year.
This year, the theme was Heavenly Bodies: Fashion and the Catholic Imagination, which showcases how Catholicism has influenced fashion throughout history.
Celebrities hit the red carpet on Monday night, sporting papal-inspired gowns, chainmail costumes reminiscent of the Crusades and in singer Katy Perry's case - oversized angel wings.
Rihanna wears a papal-inspired gown in honour of this year's theme.Image copyrightPA
Image captionRihanna wore a papal-inspired gown in honour of this year's theme
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Actress Olivia Munn dons a chainmail dressImage copyrightPA
Image captionActress and model Olivia Munn donned a chainmail dress
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Elon Musk and Grimes arrive for the 2018 Met Gala on May 7, 2018Image copyrightAFP/GETTY IMAGES
Image captionEntrepreneur Elon Musk and his new partner, singer Grimes, made their debut as a couple. She wore a necklace based on the logo of his company, Tesla
Lena Waithe arrives at the Metropolitan Museum of Art Costume Institute GalaImage copyrightREUTERS
Image captionEmmy Award winner and Master of None actress Lena Waithe made a powerful statement with a rainbow pride cape
Actor George Clooney and his wife Amal Clooney arrive on the red carpet.Image copyrightREUTERS
Image captionLawyer Amal Clooney, who was a co-host of this year's gala, arrived with her husband George
"Fashion and religion have long been intertwined, mutually inspiring and informing one another," curator Andrew Bolton said in a statement on The Met's website.
"Although this relationship has been complex and sometimes contested, it has produced some of the most inventive and innovative creations in the history of fashion."
Princess Beatrice wears a floor-length purple gown at the New York Met Gala.Image copyrightEPA
Image captionPrincess Beatrice attended in a purple, floor-length gown
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Vogue Editor-in-Chief Anna WintourImage copyrightAFP
Image captionVogue Editor-in-Chief Anna Wintour, who co-chairs the event, described her dress as "Cardinal Chanel"
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Takeoff, Offset, and Quavo of American hip hop trio Migos arrive in vibrant tuxedos.Image copyrightGETTY IMAGES
Image captionTakeoff, Offset, and Quavo of American hip hop trio Migos sported vibrant tuxedos
Actress Frances McDormand (L), Valentino designer Pierpaolo Piccioli (C) and actress Anne Hathaway (R) appear together on the red carpet.Image copyrightGETTY IMAGES
Image captionFrances McDormand (L), who won this year's Oscar for Best Actress for her role in Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri, posed with Valentino designer Pierpaolo Piccioli (C) and actress Anne Hathaway (R)
NFL quarterback Tom Brady and his wife, Gisele B√ľndchen, appear on the red carpet.Image copyrightGETTY IMAGES
Image captionNFL quarterback Tom Brady and his wife, supermodel Gisele B√ľndchen, were seen on the red carpet
Actress Kerry Washington delights onlookers in a gold-sequined gown.Image copyrightGETTY IMAGES
Image captionScandal actress Kerry Washington delighted onlookers in a gold-sequined gown
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Diane Kruger arrives for the 2018 Met Gala on May 7, 2018Image copyrightGETTY IMAGES
Image captionActress Diane Kruger wore a celestial-inspired dress with a long train and matching veil

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