Met Gala 2018 : The Religion of Fashion

When I first heard the theme for this year's Met Gala, " Heavenly Bodies: Fashion and the Catholic Imagination", I immediately thought this could go one of two ways: über tacky or simply a snoozefest. But, boy was I pleasantly surprised!

How could I forget that fashion in itself is a religion.

 

Pope Rihanna

It's literally a given that everyone strives to out dress Rihanna but many to all fall quite short. The Bajan beauty arrived in a custom Maison Margiela gown and overcoat designed by John Galliano that left jaws dropping and the internet abuzz. To top off the look, she donned a bishops hat adorned in intricate beading by Stephen Jones millinery.  Sleek hair and natural make up made the look. 

She was most certainly the Queen of the Night or should I say the Pope of the Fashion Vatican!

 

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Headpieces & Crowns Reigned Supreme

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DO the DU!

Let's all hail the blackness Solange continues to deliver in her music, her fashion, and literal existence. She paired a futuristic goth number from Iris Van Herpen with a du-rag ornamented by a halo headpiece. She's always reminding us to just take in the glory atop the crowns of black women a la famed anthem DON'T TOUCH MY HAIR.  On Instagram, she showed off  the cape of the du-rag which read " “My God wears a durag”. She's the real MVP!

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Lena Waithe and the religion of equality

One of the most notable looks of the night was Lena Waithe's  rainbow pride cape paired with a black tux designed by Carolina Herrera.  Waithe,  known to be outspoken about her own sexual identity as well as being a champion for the queer community, used the night to make a powerful statement regarding the Catholic church's stance on homosexuality as well as showcasing her pride.

It was visible, intentional, and applauded! 

Image by Dia Dipasupil

Image by Dia Dipasupil

 

On theme and on point! - My favorites from the night