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