Fashion And Faith: Our Top Favorites From The 2018 Met Gala
Last May 7 saw some of the biggest figures in film, fashion, and music attending the 2018 Met Gala at the Metropolitan Museum in New York. Revolving around the theme of “Heavenly Bodies: Fashion and the Catholic Imagination”, the museum unveiled 150 or so ensembles that highlight the influence of religion and liturgical vestments on fashion. These include archival couture dresses from Cristobal Balenciaga, as well as historical pieces sourced from the Vatican.
Such a theme calls for extremely opulent and modest (or if you’re daring enough, revealing) looks. Celebrities certainly stepped it up, donning outfits clearly inspired by religious art, church architecture, and even Biblical garments.
Here’s a look at our top favorites from this year’s event.
1. Janelle Monáe in Marc Jacobs
Award-winning singer and actress Janelle Monáe took on the Catholic theme with an 80s twist, showing up in a structured Marc Jacobs Spring/Summer 2018 blazer and dress that can easily be worn in church. Complementing her ensemble is a golden Stephen Jones hat that mimics a saintly halo. The result? A striking, statuesque look that’s also effortless.
2. Rosie Huntington Whiteley in Ralph Lauren
Burberry muse and Victoria’s Secret model Rosie Huntington-Whiteley looked angelic in this ethereal gown by Ralph Lauren. Paying tribute to Renaissance art, it features shimmering metallic details topped off with a chic golden halo. This number can definitely fit in any Da Vinci or Botticelli painting.
3. Cara Delevingne in Christian Dior Haute Couture
Leave it to top model and actress Cara Delevingne to challenge the conservative dress code. Seen here in a dramatic all-black ensemble by Dior, the outfit is inspired by a Catholic confessional box with its sheer lattice-patterned panels. She completes her number with a black encrusted crown with a beaded veil, adding some intrigue to her otherwise revealing look.
4. Blake Lively in Versace
Taking over 600 hours to make, this gown worn by Blake Lively is a captivating fashion masterpiece. It’s envisioned by Donatella Versace herself, with a bejeweled gold corset that accentuates her figure. At the bottom is an ornate ruby and gold design that features plenty of intricate beading – giving the actress an overall commanding presence.
5. Kate Bosworth in Oscar de la Renta
Stepping out in a pristine ball gown, actress Kate Bosworth could be any bride walking down the Notre Dame or St. Peter’s Basilica. Adorned in gold trimming and a pearl-beaded mantilla veil, the piece flawlessly cascades onto the floor, leaving us (and the crowds of paparazzi) completely mesmerized.
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May 10, 2018 // 0 Comment
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