MET Gala 2018: Best Looks

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MET Gala 2018 has officially arrived and as usual it’s time to free our inner fashion critiques and judge the red carpet looks. This year’s theme was Heavenly Bodies: Fashion and the Catholic Imagination. It is said to be one of the most controversial topics that was ever proposed by The Costume Institute.

A quick disclaimer: annual MET Ball is a fundraising gala for the benefit of the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Costume Institute in New York City. It goes together with the grand opening of the Costume Institute’s annual fashion exhibit. Each year’s event celebrates the theme of that display, and the exhibition sets the tone for the formal dress of the night, since guests are expected to choose their fashion to match the theme of the exhibit. Each year, celebrities are chosen to serve as the event’s honorary chairs.

This year’s gala, which marked the event’s 70th anniversary, was co-chaired by Amal Clooney, Rihanna and Donatella Versace. As far as the exhibition goes it will feature 40 Vatican vestments and accessories spanning 15 papacies and some of the pieces 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. What is raising many brows is weather this kind of exhibition should consist of not only clothes, but also sacred artefacts.

The problem I have with this event in general is that for the most part, celebrities do not care about the theme. Why does it bother me? Being dressed according to the topic is a sign of  honoring the exhibition and showing respect to the people that worked hard on it. Every single year no matter what the main theme is there are always stars that go for simple, plain, boring tight dresses in black, white or gold. I feel like they’d rather just look good in their safe choices, showcase their hourglass figure instead of at least trying to be brave. MET Gala is the place to go for all(not nothing), to experiment, to wow everybody. The sky is the limit. It should be the ball that gives us all the best haute couture creations from world’s best designers. 

Another thing is – the guests are quite often just not that into fashion world. Maybe that’s why they don’t know how to show these extravagant themes in a more to-wear way. It does require a lot of knowledge and imagination and these celebrities might not have these skills. They have their stylists but usually the approach is: better be pretty than odd. I’m obviously not surprised that Anna Wintour invites popular names to her ball, however maybe there should be more guests that are truly passionate about mode and can bring something more to the red carpet. 

Religion is certainly not an easy theme, but it also offers a lot of mesmerizing inspiration. It is also very broad and can be approached from many different sides. I personally think that this year’s gala is not the worst one, many stars at least tried to show something relevant – usually crowns or gilded, embroidered pieces. But that’s better than nothing.

Here are some of my favourite looks from MET Gala 2018*:

Let me know in the comments which outfits do you like the most.



*disclaimer: not all of them are following the theme as much as I would desire, but picking only these ones there would be not much to show

Rihanna in Maison Margiela by John Galliano
Rosie Huntington-Whiteley
Rosie Huntington-Whiteley in Ralph Lauren
Ruth Negga
Ruth Negga in Louis Vuitton
Amanda Seyfried
Amanda Seyfried in Prada
Blake Lively
Blake Lively in Versace
Hikari Mori
Hikari Mori in Prabal Gurung
Zendaya in Versace
Anna Wintour
Anna Wintour in Chanel
Katy Perry
Katy Perry in Versace
Kendall Jenner
Kendall Jenner in Off-White
Amal Clooney
Amal Clooney in Richard Quinn
Winnie Harlow
Winnie Harlow in Tommy Hilfiger
Donatella Versace
Donatella Versace in Versace
Bee Shaffer and Francesco Carrozzini
Bee Shaffer and Francesco Carrozzini
Bee Shaffer in Valentino
Uma Thurman
Uma Thurman in Gabriela Hearst
Jennifer Lopez
Jennifer Lopez in Balmain
Hailee Steinfeld
Hailee Steinfeld in Prabal Gurung
Miley Cyrus
Miley Cyrus in Stella McCartney
Kim Kardashian
Kim Kardashian in Versace
Jeremy Scott and Cardi B
Jeremy Scott and Cardi B in Moschino
Jasmine Sanders
Jasmine Sanders in H&M
Kate Upton
Kate Upton in Zac Posen
Olivia Munn
Olivia Munn in H&M
Emma Stone and Nicolas Ghesquière
Emma Stone in Louis Vuitton and Nicolas Ghesquière
Priyanka Chopra
Priyanka Chopra in Ralph Lauren
Jourdan Dunn
Jourdan Dunn in Diane von Furstenberg
Letitia Wright and John Boyega
Letitia Wright in  custom Coach and John Boyega
Anne Hathaway
Anne Hathaway in Valentino
Greta Gerwig
Greta Gerwig in The Row
Andrew Garfield
Andrew Garfield in Tom Ford
Sarah Jessica Parker
Sarah Jessica Parker in Dolce & Gabbana
Jennifer Connelly
Jennifer Connelly in Louis Vuitton
Ming Xi
Ming Xi
Stella Maxwell
Stella Maxwell in Moschino
Sofia Coppola
Sofia Coppola in Marc Jacobs
Ruby Rose
Ruby Rose in Tommy Hilfiger

Lewis Hamilton wearing Tommy Hilfiger

Lewis Hamilton
Lewis Hamilton in Tommy Hilfiger
Michael Kors and Naomi Watts.
Michael Kors and Naomi Watts in Michael Kors
Solange in Iris van Herpen
Tessa Thompson
Tessa Thompson in Thom Browne
Sienna Miller
Sienna Miller
Michelle Williams.
Michelle Williams in Louis Vuitton
Alexa Chung
Alexa Chung in Alexachung
Mary-Kate Olsen and Ashley Olsen
Mary-Kate Olsen and Ashley Olsen
in vintage Paco Rabanne
Diane Kruger
Diane Kruger in Prabal Gurung
Lena Dunham
Lena Dunham
Imaan Hammam and Zac Posen
Imaan Hammam and Zac Posen
Joan Smalls
Joan Smalls in Tommy Hilfiger
Laura Harrier
Laura Harrier in Louis Vuitton
Selena Gomez
Selena Gomez in Coach
Yara Shahidi
Yara Shahidi in Chanel
Nicki Minaj
Nicki Minaj in Oscar de la Renta
Jamie Bouchert
Jamie Bouchert in Anthony Vaccarello for Saint Laurent

Frances McDormand
Donald Glover
Michael B. Jordan
Chadwick Boseman
Ashley Graham
Sean “Diddy” Combs and Cassie
Irina Shayk and Bradley Cooper
Liu Wen
Jared Leto
Alicia Vikander
Stella Maxwell in Moschino
Evan Rachel Wood
Anja Rubik in Anthony Vaccarello for Saint Laurent
Jordan Roth
Rooney Mara

Tom Brady and Gisele Bundchen in Versace
Ariana Grande
Ariana Grande in Vera Wang
Gigi Hadid
Gigi Hadid in Versace
Lena Waithe                                                              
Janelle Monae
Janelle Monae in Marc Jacobs

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