It was indeed shocking on how Met 2018 took a different dimension. The theme was the opening of ‘Heavenly Bodies: Fashion and the Catholic Imagination.’ Rihanna proved she had the most faith, and Lena Waithe pure LGBT power.
The 2018 Met Gala red carpet theme was tagged the opening of ‘Heavenly Bodies as the stars paid sartorial homage to Catholicism. While Rihanna was once again queen of the ball in her Pope outfit.
Last night,’ Rihanna proved she had the most faith, and Lena Waithe pure LGBT power, it was a true spectacle. Though, a few trends dominated – namely, halos and intense trains – and, true to form, Katy Perry took the theme very seriously in her six-foot feathered wings.
There were also, numerous crowns, tons of tiaras, a handful of heavenly halos, and a very bling-y papal hat worn by none other than Rihanna on the red carpet at the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s annual gala-
Lily Aldridge’s Simple Knotted Hairstyle was also noticed as it adds more life to the night event
But there were these outfits that are everywhere – the naked dress. It was indeed surprising how the committed champions known for wearing naked dresses, the dedicated fans of this style- Kendall Jenner, Bella Hadid Emily Ratajkowski, decided to stay clear while dressed different outfits.
Kendall Jenner stuck to an understated strapless Off-White jumpsuit, as Hadid wore a gothic black gown by Gareth Pugh in collaboration with Chrome Hearts. Also Hadid Emily opted for a gold high-neck Marc Jacobs design. Kim Kardashian and the Victoria’s Secret contingent decided to keep it more modest
What is the Met Gala all about?
It has always been a place to display varieties of clothes also; pushing fashion boundaries and experimenting are widely encouraged.
It is an annual event which gives guests the opportunity to play fancy dress in ways that elude them at other high-profile events. The purpose is more to fashion- looking pretty
Out of many, Cara Delevingne choose a different collection entirely which is a Dior lattice gown with sheer panels that ran up and down the front and back. Complimenting her looks is a decorative mask, worn on top of her magenta pixie crop. While it was daring, it was far from the overtly sexy sheer looks that we’ve seen so much of on the red carpet in recent years, be it at the Oscars, the Met Gala or the Cannes Film Festival. Delevingne’s look was very much more artistic than provocative.
Red carpet event is not about being on particular fashion but women are to make their different choices on what to wear or otherwise. It is remarkable that such a look that was so pervasive indeed recently vanished totally. Though there must be obvious reasons for that.
Basically, there was much arguments as to allow for being nearly nude on an event dedicated to the fashion influence of Catholicism is inappropriate with the theme – This is contrary to the fact that- A nearly naked Virgin Mary might have been too controversial for even the Kardashians to touch.
Apparently, everything took a different shape this year with actresses using the red carpet to make political statements. This made the naked dress has become a little dull. Not like other red carpets where women dressed in such a way to largely conform to society’s beauty standards.
When celebrities like Beyonce and Rihanna – began wearing naked dresses, it looks like it has a lot of benefits and modern where women are holding more to exploiting and also embracing the power of their sexuality. It was encouraged. But the on the contrary, celebrities don’t seem exciting nor radical anymore, rather just a little tired and boring. As they no longer deem it important to wear naked dresses on a red carpet as high fashion. Therefore this year’s Met Gala can said to perhaps, look a little old hat.