“HEAVENLY BODIES: FASHION AND THE CATHOLIC IMAGINATION”
I absolutely love the Met Gala. I really enjoyed blogging about it last year, and learning about the theme. This year, was no exception. When I learned the theme was going to be “Heavenly Bodies: Fashion and The Catholic Imagination” I was beyond excited. I knew this theme would obviously be controversial, which made me love it even more. (We all know how judge-y the Catholic Church can be. And don’t crucify me for saying that, it’s just my opinion. I also grew up Catholic, but ditched the religion in 8th grade after a CCD teacher said that all children of divorced parent’s go to hell. My parent’s had recently separated. I never went back to CCD after that.) Anyway, I’m not trying to get into any religious debate right now, and there are many Catholics in my life (my Grammy especially!) that I love very much. I’m also not saying that everyone who preaches Catholicism is judgmental. It all depends on the person. But clearly this theme would stir up some controversy with super conservative Catholics, and it did.
With that being said, according to Harpers Bazaar, The Vatican did give their approval on the theme. Apparently some garments and accessories were loaned from The Vatican! I thought that was pretty cool, and refreshingly surprising.
This year, Amal Clooney, Rihanna, and Donatella Versaci co-hosted the event. I was most excited for Rihanna, because she brings it every year. I wasn’t sure if she would be able to top last year, but she proved to us once again that she is a Queen. As for Amal and Donatella, their ensembles did not impress me, but they both looked absolutely stunning. There were so many celebrities on the red carpet and they all chose different looks that had symbolic, religious undertones. Let’s talk about our favorites.
Rihanna – Queen of the Gala
Honestly, words are not even needed for this. She’s basically a hot, female, bad ass version of the Pope. I’m all for it.
Kate Bosworth – The Modern Virgin Mary
This is exactly how I would picture the Virgin Mary to look if she was alive today, attending a red carpet event. Gorgeous.
Bella Hadid – Fallen Angel
Bella is absolutely slaying. The darker side of religion.
Rosie Huntington-Whiteley – A Vision in Gold
I’m obsessed with this. I mean, that detail. The train. The beautiful Golden Halo. She’s glowing.
Madonna – Angel of Death
So gothic. I love it. The black rose gives the entire look a great a touch, too.
Lana Del Rey – 1/3 of The Holy Trinity
I have to show Leto and Michele as well, so you can get the full affect of this amazingness.
Blake Lively – Lady in Red
I really don’t know how to describe this. It’s giving me so many Catholic Church Feels – but I can’t put my finger on who/what. She’s absolutely stunning. (But really, when is she not?)
Tom & Gisele
Literally the most beautiful couple ever.
Cole & Lili
Jughead & Betty for life, am I right? #Riverdale
Shawn & Hailey
So cute ❤
ARod & JLO
I can’t even handle the attractiveness.
Some other looks…
These didn’t make it into my “faves”, but these ladies still look absolutely beautiful.
Cheers to another Successful Met Gala! I cannot wait to find out the theme for 2019!
What were your favorite looks? Or your least?