Met Gala Today – Heavenly Bodies: Fashion and the Catholic Imagination. But Before Then

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Rihanna at Met GalaIt’s all happening today, for all of us that have been wondering what the look on the Red Carpet will look like at the 2018 Met Gala, well the day is here already, so let’s stay glued to our TV, our phones and let’s rock already.

The Met Gala 2018, which marks the event’s 70th anniversary, will be co-chaired by Amal ClooneyRihanna and Donatella Versace. From the number of guests to the price of a ticket.

The night is centred on the theme of the new exhibition, with previous themes encompassing everything from Manus x Machina and Punk: Chaos to Couture to China: Through the Looking Glass. This year’s exhibition theme is Heavenly Bodies: Fashion and the Catholic Imagination.Gigi Hadid and Zayn Malik

The most famous faces from the realms of fashion, film, music and art come together to raise money for the Met’s Costume Institute and celebrate the grand opening of its latest exhibition.

Heavenly Bodies: Fashion and the Catholic Imagination will feature some 40 Vatican vestments and accessories spanning 15 papacies, which curator Andrew Bolton is said to have visited at least 10 times to secure pieces which have never left the Vatican’s possession before. Items such as Pope Benedict XV’s white silk cape embroidered with gold thread and the pointed bishop’s hat of Pope Leo XIII, will go on display alongside pieces by Coco Chanel, who was educated by nuns, John Galliano, Cristóbal Balenciaga and Donatella Versace, who is a sponsor of the exhibition.Katy Perry and Jeremy Scott

The Met Gala 2018 theme is being cited as the Met’s most controversial yet, owing to the positioning of these fashion garments alongside sacred artefacts. Bolton, however, has defended his curation: “Some might consider fashion to be an unfitting or unseemly medium by which to engage with ideas about the sacred or the divine, but dress is central to any discussion about religion,” he said at a press conference in Rome. “It affirms religious allegiances and, by extension, it asserts religious differences.”Anna Wintour

“Fashion reflects the world around us and nobody understands that more clearly than Andrew,” Wintour, museum trustee and Met Gala 2018 co-chair, told the press. “When I go to these fashion exhibitions. I’m always so amazed to see people from all sides of the globe and all walks of life really studying the exhibitions, understanding that fashion does not operate in a vacuum.”