‘Heavenly’ Met Gala in New York brings out the stars

Rihanna and Katy Perry were among the celebrities who took the theme of the Met Gala very religiously this year.

Rihanna looked absolutely papal when she arrived in a Maison Margiela pearl- and crystal-embellished gown by John Galliano, complete with a matching papal mitre and necklace.

Perry also wowed in a metallic mini-dress, long boots and massive feathery wings. She looked like a post-punk angel. Her wingspan was so broad she was forced to turn sideways as she entered the museum.

This year’s theme is the influence of Catholicism on fashion.

Both singers have been to the gala before. Last year, Rihanna was dressed in Commes des Garcons, with stagey pink on her cheeks. Perry wore a veiled dress created just for her by John Galliano.

The gala is a fundraising benefit for the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City.

It always includes big names from Hollywood, fashion, music and art worlds. 

Take a look at some of the styles from the invitation-only event.

Rita Ora’s dreamy train trailed down the iconic steps of the Met as photographers frantically snapped pictures of her elaborate black headdress paired with a black Prada gown in layers of sheer fabric. (Evan Agostini/Invision/Associated Press)

Olivia Munn’s chainmail dress to the Met Gala was inspired by religious war. Specifically, the Crusades. (Charles Sykes/Invision/Associated Press)

SZA also dressed according to the theme of the exhibit, which looks back at the relationship between fashion and Catholicism. (Evan Agostini/Invision/Associated Press)

Priyanka Chopra wore an elaborate headdress. (Evan Agostini/Associated Press)

Lena Waithe, an actor, writer and producer, made a statement in a rainbow flag cape. Waithe recently became the first black woman to win a comedy-writing Emmy. (Evan Agostini/Invision/Associated Press)

Alessandro Michele, from left, Lana Del Rey and Jared Leto put their own spin on things with this co-ordinated look. (Evan Agostini/Associated Press)

Chadwick Boseman, who starred as T’Challa in the mega-hit Black Panther, was on theme Monday night. (Evan Agostini/Associated Press)

Actor Mindy Kaling sported a jewelled crown and long gloves along with her stunning gown. (Eduardo Munoz/Reuters)

Actor Kate Bosworth wore a flowing dress with delicate details. (Eduardo Munoz/Reuters)

The Met Gala always comes with some surprising style. You may be wondering who is tucked inside this ensemble. (Eduardo Munoz/Reuters)

It’s award-winning actor Frances McDormand, who used a recent award speech to lobby for a more inclusive Hollywood. (Eduardo Munoz/Reuters)


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