Holy Mary, Mother of God, literally! The Costume Institute at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York has done it again – feting its annual style extravaganza in May with fashion through the Catholic imagination for 2018. From saints to sinners, and everywhere in between, Hollywood – and beyond – is still reeling from this religious experience. Some of the attendees were instantly exalted, while others were immediately excommunicated. Let us take a peek into the hallowed grounds of fashion’s great divide of taste.
If you, like us, first fell in love with glamour as prescribed by John Galliano in the early Noughties, then you will also love this intricate Galliano for Margiela look worn by our favourite bad gal. Instantly harking back to the designer’s Dior Haute Couture Autumn/Winter 2000 collection—where he broke new ground as the first designer to send a “Pope” down the runways of Paris—Rihanna’s outfit was the talk of the entire Gala. See, there is still a god after all.
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Who is Emily….who cares!? Look at her in this Atelier Versace dress! It. Is. Everything. We were #shook to the high heavens when she first deleted ALL her Instagram posts to promote her upcoming movie, but this look totally redeems our faith in her—looking like a million cherubs hand-stitched it. Serena can really do no wrong.
In the name of all that is holy, will you look at Karen Smith’s Met Gala outfit? All that undulating yellow, that cascading waterfall of hair, all that hope! We are so excited for Mamma Mia 2, you don’t even know.
What if god was one of us? We’d like to think that he’ll look a lot like Nick Jonas. Looking like a total snack in this Dolce & Gabbana suit – cinched at all the right places. He will be the reason why we go to church.
Exposing sexy sensual slivers of her glorious skin, Kravitz’s outfit perfectly pushes the physical boundaries of lace and celebrates sensuality with her body – that is clearly made for sin, and ready to be worshipped.
Category is Young Pope Realness. From Wakanda to the Eternal City, and back – Boseman’s outfit really makes us want to get to know him in the Biblical sense. Is it bad to say that we want the King of Wakanda to be our personal Jesus?
Here at BAZAAR red is more than just a colour – it’s a way of life (thank you, Diana Vreeland). And we are living for Amber Heard’s outfit. Taking us from Atlantis to the pulpit stand – her dramatic choice in clothing shade actually has so many spiritual connotations. Symbolising the paths that all martyrs take, this is also the reason why the Pope wears red shoes. And with that dramatic train and that bold red lip, Heard can walk all over us.
Glory be Rosie Huntington-Whiteley who took us to church in this molten gold number with a plunging neckline – brazenly flaunting what the good lord blessed her with. And let’s not start with that golden halo of an immaculate contraption on her crowning glory. Heavens! If we could swear, we totally would right now.
Pink is not only reserved for Wednesdays you guys. As the comedic genius successfully shows here – while looking uncannily like her mother Diana Ross – this particular shade of blush also symbolises the Coming of Joy in the Catholic faith. And considering Ellis-Ross’s wicked sense of humour, she is a joy to the world indeed.
She is the prettiest Volturi we know. And we love her. Her Met Gala number is worthy of high praise.
Elizabethan chequered beading – check. Majestic cloud of marabou feather train – check! Freshly razor-cut chic blunt lob – check. My God, someone just give the Jennifer Lopez an ermine cape and annoint her Queen already!
BAZAAR’s current reigning May cover girl – and active advocate for diversity – Winnie Harlow is every inch the ethereal angel sent from above to deliver us from homogenous fashion.
We are all for this Marc Jacobs moment! JM in MJ is everything we ever hoped for at the Met Gala. Those monochromatic ‘80s peak shoulders, that bejewelled chainmaille balaclava, and that striking golden headpiece – halo, is this Alexis Carrington?
They say that in your hour of need, if you close your eyes and turn on E!, Kim Kardashian will appear and make it all better. Focusing on two of her biggest money-makers – her face and that impressive posterior – Kim looked every bit like the young Monica Bellucci in that drool-worthy Versace column. Her hair is also swept away from her face and straight into our hearts!!!! We are not worthy! Hallelu-yaaas!
She is the most beautiful stained glass window we’ve seen in our whole life.
Gloria in excelsis De-oh god no. It really pains our heart to say this but Mindy Kaling’s outfit was the wrinkle in time we want to forget. Doesn’t it look like she’s reprising her role in the straight to Blu-ray sequel – where the only budget left to dress her hair has gone straight into that vile Toys “R” Us crown?
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Heaven must be missing an angel, but her name is not Katy Perry – whose chosen look was more festive flightless bird Christmas tree topper than heavenly being.
So nice of Shailene Woodley to drop by on her way to see the Wizard. And can you still be considered a feminist if you get Ansel Elgort to hold your oilcan? Goodness, god is really testing her sense of style and she failed miserably.
Do you remember that mouth-watering gold lamé Marc Jacobs turban and toga mini she wore for the Met Ball in 2009? Didn’t she look so good?
Ariana Grande might have no tears left to cry, but we do. Have you seen her dress? Her stylist should really repent. Is she celebrating her Quinceañera for the ninth time? Why would she then highlight this abomination with a golden bow? Is there a gift receipt with this? Because we’d like to return her please.
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Like her hair, we’re just going to keep it short with this one. This look is a total cardinal sin.
Two words: Eternal. Damnation.
Hi, can someone please tell SJP that we have Goldar from Power Rangers on the line for her? He wants his armour back. Oh, and he wants to know if that four-faced Buddha altar on her head is from last year’s theme? Thanks!
Considering how she is the OG Material Girl, the fabric choice in her costume is a little, dare we say, inexpensive. Disappointing to say the least. BUT Her Madgesty’s performance of Like a Prayer (complete with a Gregorian chorus) was so sublime – it was almost like an angel sighing.
This sister’s act is up. Why does she look like a Millennial orca that’s suffering from severe myopia? And we don’t think this dress aides mobility at all. So, we’re guessing it’ll be very easy for us to keep up with her then.
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Queen to G4! Checkmate! Now we know what they do when they get bored in the Vatican. Fun.
Do you know that all of America (and the world) was rooting for you? We were all rooting for you! You looked so good in the latest installment of the Avengers. But this look should’ve disintegrated during the Infinity War. And that Mom-hair? Girl, dye.
She should B so lucky that Beyoncé was a no show last night. Man, why she gotta come for Queen B’s 2017 Grammy gig like that? Also, where was Beyoncé??
No amount of religious iconography can save this. And oh! Do you remember that scene in the first Sex and The City film – when Carrie said that she put a bird in her hair? Good times. What has it got to do with Lana Del Rey, you ask? Nothing. We just wanted to quote Carrie.
Putting the “Joke” in Joker. Is it just us or did somebody get touched by a fallen angel?
Who is she on Real Housewives again?
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