All eyes were on the most iconic red carpet in fashion Monday night when the Met Gala took place at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City, bringing with it celebrity A-listers and fashion insiders.

    Tickets to the black-tie affair started at $25,000.

    As always, this year’s Met Gala has a theme, which is Fashion and the Catholic ImaginationThe Gala coincides with the launch of the Met’s biggest Costume Institute collection to date, called Heavenly Bodies: Fashion and the Catholic Imagination. The collection will include couture from Dolce & Gabbana, Versace, and Schiaparelli alongside 41 pieces of the ecclesiastical dress on loan from the Vatican.

    Acting as honorary co-chairs for this year’s Gala are Amal Clooney, Rihanna, and Donatella Versace. No doubt Versace will be wearing one of her own designs, but it’ll interesting to see what Clooney and Rihanna decide to wear for the occasion.

    This year’s Met Gala is extra special because it also marks the 70th anniversary of the event, so surely all the stars will be clamoring to be a part of it. However, this year a new age restriction is actually keeping some celebs out. According to The Hollywood Reporter, this year you must be 18 years old or older to attend the Gala, unless you’re accompanied by a parent or guardian. That means young trendsetters like Willow Smith, Rowan Blanchard, the Stranger Things kids, and Maddie Ziegler didn’t make the cut this year.

    Organizers of the event claimed the change occurred because of an executive decision that stated the Gala isn’t “an appropriate event for people under 18.” Couldn’t agree more – Enough said. Here’s the fashion . . .

      Co-Chair Amal Clooney is accompanied by her handsome husband George Clooney #metgala #heavenlybodies
        @voguemagazine Amal Clooney in Richard Quinn’s majestic strapless top. Quinn was most recently awarded the Queen Elizabeth II Award for British Design, and his creation for Clooney, a silver foil bustier with the dramatic train. Gems by Lorraine Schwartz, including a floral statement earring, made for a look that was truly divine.
          Anna Wintour arrived wearing custom @Chanel with her daughter Bee Shaffer, who is dressed in a scalloped @MaisonValentino haute couture gown by Pierpaolo Piccioli. #metgala
            Oliva Munn – @oliviamunn stepped onto the red carpet in a shimmering gold chainmail dress by @HM with a coordinating golden net headpiece.
              Live from the Bronx – Cardi B’s over-the-top Swarovski nails before the 2018 Met Gala, which holds the religious theme of “Heavenly Bodies: Fashion and the Catholic Imagination.”


                nicki minaj + cardi b + jeremy scott #metgala


                  Donald Glover #ChildishGambino looks sharp as he makes his way into the #MetGala in celebration of #MetHeavenlyBodies.
                    How to slay the red carpet by Zoe Kravitz @zoekravitz who chose a barely there black dress
                      Kate Moss is back in black at the #MetGala
                        BLAKE LIVELY – .@blakelively chooses a richly embellished burgundy Versace dress with an embroidered skirt for her walk up the red carpet.
                          Songstress Rita Ora -@RitaOra arrives at The #MetGala in a beautiful gown inspired by #MetHeavenlyBodies.
                            Rita Ora in PRADA #metgala
                              @Migos has arrived in—what else?—@Versace. The trio coordinated their bejeweled jackets with simple black trousers.
                                Shaun White American three-time gold medalist @shaunwhite
                                  Actor #AnselElgort arrives to celebrate #MetHeavenlyBodies #metgala
                                    ZENDAYA – @Zendaya gave us modern-day Joan of Arc vibes in a silver chainmail @Versace gown with armor-like detailing.
                                      Lilly Collins in Givenchy #metgala
                                        Broadway star Cynthia Aerivo – @cynthiaerivo #metgala
                                          Bella Hadid steals the show in latex, leather, and long black gloves, @BellaHadid statement #metgala


                                            Co-chair Donatella @Versace peacocked down the red carpet in an embellished minidress with a moiré overskirt fastened with a heart charm belt. #metgala
                                              Actress and model @KateBosworth is wearing a wedding-worthy gilded tulle gown and veil by @oscardelarenta designers Laura Kim and Fernando Garcia.#metgala
                                                Rihanna – @Rihanna makes a statement on the red carpet. She is wearing a pearl- and crystal-embellished gown, complete with a matching papal miter and necklace. her 2018 look channeled the grandeur of Catholic vestments with a cream bejeweled gown layered beneath a flowing overcoat from Maison Margiela. With designer John Galliano’s extreme design sensibility taking the idea of saintly dressing into artistic territory, the outfit went beyond the literal thanks to its exquisitely detailed construction. #fashion @BadGalRiRi #metgala
                                                  @BadGalRiRi #metgala
                                                    Actress and Producer Lena Waithe – @LenaWaithe arrives in her ‘Carolina Herrera’ Sunday Best #flagged #glaad #metgala #lgbtq
                                                      Vera Wang designed this gown#sistenechapel for Songstress @ArianaGrande makes her #MetGala in a beautiful gown inspired by #MetHeavenlyBodies.
                                                        Oscar Winner Frances McDormand is blowing us away in a turquoise VALENTINO – @MaisonValentino look from Pierpaolo Piccioli’s Spring 2018 couture show—massive floral headpiece included.
                                                          Katy Perry – @KatyPerry’s interpretation of tonight’s theme is appropriately next-level: a gold @Versace chain-mail minidress, thigh-high boots, and giant feathered angel wings, which reportedly span six feet.
                                                            Pretty in pink Tracee Ellis Ross – @TraceeEllisRoss’s daring style is on display in a shocking pink gown and coat by @MichaelKors.
                                                              VERSACE dressed Tom Brady and Gisele – @giseleofficial
                                                                Black Panther star Chadwick Boseman – @chadwickboseman is in one of the night’s more avant-garde looks
                                                                  Jumpin’ for Kendall Jenner – @KendallJenner’s ivory jumpsuit
                                                                    Jennifer Lopez – @JLo just stepped onto the red carpet in a feathered and embellished @Balmain gown with a large cross in the center evocative of stained glass.
                                                                      Jennifer Lopez
                                                                        Lana Del Ray and Jared Leto #metgala


                                                                          Priyanka Chopra – @priyankachopra arrives on the #MetGala red carpet.
                                                                            Jean Paul Gaultier dressed Madonna – @Madonna takes a Gothic turn on the red carpet in an all-black, full-skirted look that includes a cross top, a black rose, and heavy veiling kept in place with a crown.
                                                                              SARAH JESSICA PARKER – @sarahjessicaparker never ceases to amaze on the #MetGala carpet.
                                                                                KIM – .@KimKardashian arrived in a chainmail dress by Gianni @Versace adorned with cross embellishments.


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