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2018 Met Gala Ball: Divine Inspiration

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With the 2018 MET Gala’s theme as ‘Heavenly Bodies: Fashion and the Catholic Imagination’, what could have gone wrong; Right?

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Jaume Huguet, “The Last Supper”, c. 1470

Don’t clutch your pearls just yet. The “sacrilegious” theme was meant to provoke a thoughtful link and exploration of religious artwork and its draw as a continual inspiration to fashion designers. And, what bigger stage to explore this yin yang relationship than at the largest high-fashion event of the year… the infamous Met Gala!

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2018 Met Gala Ball promo photo featuring Donatella Versace, Anna Wintour and Vatican culture minister Cardinal Gianfranco Ravasi

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What better way to flex one’s creative chops than by walking the fine line between tasteful and offensive. Based on the evening’s haul, we loved what the “beautiful people” delivered during the 2018 Met Gala’s very highly anticipated event. The way we see it, there were three predominant sub-themes guiding the fashion choices of the many fashionistas that glided down the red carpet and

Their Crowning Glory – 2018 Met Ball

The higher the crown, the closer to God! Whether trying to pay homage to the Pope, the ascended ‘Great One’ himself or royal crowns of glory; headpieces played a major role in re-imagining the evening’s theme of majestic Catholicism.

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Sarah Jessica Parker reclaimed her proverbial fashion crown with this majestic Dolce and Gabanna stunner featuring a Nativity Scene in the ornate golden headpiece
2018 Met Gala ball
Frances McDormand made a theatrical entrance in her Versace gown and cape with Philip Tracey headpiece reminiscent of Alfred Hitchcock’s ‘The Birds
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Lana del Rey’s bird halo was only outdone by her Gucci gown with a golden pierced heart
2018 Met Gala ball
Lily Collins in Givenchy was a hard habit to break
2018 Met Gala ball
Rihanna showed off her “Heavenly Body” in a custom Maison Margiela
2018 Met Gala ball
Solange Knowles channeled the rigidity of religion in this highly structured Iris van Herpen dress
2018 Met Gala ball
Papa Don’t Preach…. especially if you look as good as Madonna in Jean Paul Gaultier
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A crown fit for a queen! Priyanka Chopra looked stunning in Ralph Lauren

White Light Approved – 2018 Met Ball Gala

Just like the cleansing glow of  Heaven’s rays, these pristine white red carpet looks were cleansing to the fashion palate amid heavily color saturated gowns and jewels that dominated the evening’s looks.

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The evening’s host, Anna Wintour, was papal chic in custom Chanel. Playing the role to the hilt; the usually mum scion of style was overheard calling herself ‘Cardinal Chanel’
2018 Met Gala Ball
A pregnant Cardi B was giving us life, in more ways than one, in a custom Moschino gown
2018 Met Gala Ball
Divine intervention brought us Katy Perry in a chainlink gold mini and audacious feathered wings by Versace
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a literal fallen angel
2018 Met Gala Ball
Kendall Jenner was a new age angel as she arrived in a show-stopping Off-White corseted jumpsuit …
2018 Met Gala Ball
… with trousers that had a train to boot!
2018 Met Gala Ball
Chadwick Bosemann in all his Versace glory made us all want to bow down
2018 Met Gala Ball
Winnie Harlow in Tommy Hilfiger
2018 Met Gala Ball
Mother may I? Kate Bosworth was like little Katie B ready to take the sacrament in her Oscar de la Renta train

Cardinal Thoughts – 2018 Met Gala Ball

Father forgive us because we’re thinking sinful thoughts every time we look at these heavenly bodies in these dresses! These dresses definitely will have onlookers running to church on Sunday begging for forgiveness!

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Cara Delevingne in a lattice stained glass inspired peek-a-boo Dior Couture gown
2018 Met Gala Ball
Jennifer Lopez in Balmain
2018 Met Gala Ball
We are not sure what Kim Kardashian is selling in this liquid gold Versace body-hugging dress, but we’re sure she will be the subject of many guy’s confessionals
2018 Met Gala Ball
Miley Cyrus in a plunging black Stella McCartney dress not fit for the pews of any church
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Only Nicki Minaj can make Oscar de la Renta look oh soo naughty

From the looks of it we’d say that the fashion industry dodged an oozy of a potentially catastrophic doozy with this one. What the red carpet Ball really ended up doing was showcasing the intricately artistic and craftsman side of fashion often lost in today’s fast-fashion consumed society; and as true appreciators of fur fashion, we think that’s just divine!

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