Every year, the glitziest, most glamorous, and sometimes downright kooky looks from artists, celebrities, and other fashion designers troop to the red carpet for the Met Gala, an annual fundraising event for the benefit of the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Costume Institute in New York City.
This year’s theme was Heavenly Bodies: Fashion and the Catholic Imagination, and this time around the stars got the memo.
Here are our favorite (in no particular order!) stand-out looks that hey, we think we might even rock to a grand religion-themed bash:
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Channeling every bit his regal character in Black Panther, Chadwick Boseman stunned in a caped, ivory and white Versace suit with red and gold cross embellishments.
The trinity of Gucci creative director Alessandro Michele, singer Lana del Rey, and Suicide Squad star Jared Leto were absolutely ethereal decked out in their Gucci. Lana in particular, channeled Our Lady of Sorrows with the seven daggers on her heart dress embellishment. But that headdress though?!
Can someone make her a national treasure already? The gorgeous bad gal Rihanna arrived in Pope-inspired attire, decked out in pearls and crystals on her custom John Galliano ensemble. While it’s in theme, it apparently rubbed some people the wrong way. But it was a big night for her nonetheless, as she served as one of the co-chairs of the event, and in a few more days, is set to launch her own inclusive lingerie line.
Looking every bit a goddess, Blake Lively’s bright scarlet and gold thigh-high cut showstopper of a Versace gown will go down as one of the night’s most regal looks.
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Channeling the chicest Joan of Arc ever, the Spiderman: Homecoming star shined in an armor and chain link Versace number, looking like she most definitely intended to slay everyone in the room.
We couldn’t resist including the American Idol judge in her golden chain link attire with the matching humungous pair of angel wings, because really, who couldn’t notice her from across the room?
Her outfit is by Versace as well, and if you’re wondering why the stars opted for the brand, it might be a nod to the fact that Donatella Versace sits as co-chair of the Met this year.