Inside Met Gala 2018 LIVE: Updates from fashion’s annual spectacle
Divine designs floated up the red carpet for one of the highlights of the fashion calendar – The Met Gala.
This year’s religion-themed Gala saw shimmering golds, reds and fuchsia, in crowns and in crosses, and even a pair of giant wings.
The fundraiser for the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Costume Institute in New York City, chaired by Vogue editor Anna Wintour, attracts some of the biggest names in showbiz and takes place on the first Monday of May every year.
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The supermodel proved that she definitely still has it in this behind-the-scenes shot before the Met Gala.
Kate Moss looked stunning with her golden shoulders peaking out of her white robe as she sat in the make-up chair before the ball.
She shared the candid picture on Instagram as she got ready before the iconic event in New York.
Even superstars need to keep up with their emails.
Wearing just a black robe and hair clips in her long dark hair, Kim Kardashian shared a candid picture of herself reclining on a chair before the iconic Met Gala ball.
The reality TV star and business woman posted the picture to Instagram with the caption ‘Let the glam begin… Happy Met Monday’ as she got ready with her preening team before the ball.
Scarlett Johansson wears MARCHESA – the label designed by Harvey Weinstein’s ex-wife which was shunned by A-listers since the sex scandal
She’s known for her outspoken views on the Harvey Weinstein sex scandal.
And now Scarlett Johansson has become the first A-lister to step onto the red carpet wearing Marchesa – the embattled label co-founded by Georgina Chapman – Weinstein’s former wife.
Marchesa was a perrenial red carpet favorite but the label has suffered since allegations against Weinstein were made in October 2017.
No stars have worn the label at a red carpet event since then – until 33-year-old Scarlett’s Met Gala appearance.
The Avengers actress wore a form-flattering burgundy and pink design with several floral embellishments around the neckline and waist.
Princess Beatrice brings royal glamour to star-studded event in sweeping lilac gown
She’s a royal known for her impressive style sense of late.
And Princess Beatrice did not let the side down, looking stunning in a violet gown as she arrived at the Met Gala on Monday.
Beatrice looked every inch the fairy princess in the full length gown, cinched in at the waist to show off her trim physique and adorned with crystals around the neck.
Blake Lively stuns in crimson-colored dress that took ‘600 hours’ to make
She left her hotel wearing one ensemble and showed up at the most fashionable event of the year rocking an entirely different gown.
Blake Lively made sure to pull out all the stops as she stepped out onto the red carpet of the 72nd annual Metropolitan Museum of Art Costume Institute benefit – more commonly known as the Met Gala – in New York City on Monday evening.
Katy Perry swoops into Met Gala in giant wings – but almost missed the party when her car broke down
She’s never shied away from a bold look.
And Katy Perry didn’t hold back while gracing Monday night’s Met Costume Gala in New York, where she commanded attention with giant feather wings and a short gold dress by Versace.
But the American Idol judge, 33, almost didn’t make it to the affair celebrating the Heavenly Bodies: Fashion & The Catholic Imagination exhibit, nearly missing the festivities after her classic car stalled en route to the soiree, according to TMZ.
Kendall Jenner SHOVES her assistant out of the way
Kendall Jenner was determined to get a good photo at Monday night’s Met Gala in NYC.
The 22-year-old model was spotted shoving an assistant out of the way on the red carpet at the Metropolitan Museum of Art.
And fashion fans were quick to notice as one Twitter used wrote: ‘Who does kendall think she is? Did y’all see her push that security guy out of the way!?? #MetGala.’
Inside the Met Gala: Madonna performs Like A Prayer while Gigi and Gisele live it up
Madonna surprised guests at Monday’s Met Gala as she put on a post-dinner performance.
The 59-year-old singer appeared in the Great Hall at the Metropolitan Museum of Art walking down some steps flanked by monks.
In a clip taken and edited by Vogue the crowd can be heard cheering as the pop icon begins to belt out Like a Prayer.
Kim Kardashian slips into a bondage-style bra and skirt – but where is Kanye?
Kim Kardashian, 37, traded her celestial Versace gown for a strappy S&M-style look from the couture house – and inspired by Donatella herself – which offered up maximum sex appeal.
Seen heading out of the Mercer hotel hours after The Metropolitan Museum red carpet event, Kim just about covered her bust in a cage-like bodice with belt straps and buckles adorning her neckline.
Rihanna channels the POPE
As one of the most hotly-anticipated attendees at the fashion event of the year, Rihanna did not disappoint as she arrived at the Metropolitan Museum of Art on Monday evening.
The 30-year-old channeled the Pope in a intricately beaded ensemble by Maison Margiela complete with mitre and cropped cope.
Kylie Jenner: Comeback queen!
After shunning the limelight during her pregnancy, Kylie Jenner made her red carpet return on Monday night.
The 20-year-old picked the most public arena possible for her big reveal, strutting alongside boyfriend Travis Scott as she made her way into the Met Gala.
While some of her fellow guests went all-out high church, Kylie instead wore a simple peekaboo black Alexander Wang gown, complete with a train.
Are the twins under there, Amal?
Amal Clooney made a big impression at Monday’s Met Gala, which she is co-chairing with Anna Wintour, Donatella Versace and Rihanna.
The 40-year-old barrister looked stunning in a strapless gown that had a silver bustier, dark slacks and a floral train that was at least four feet long.
The beauty’s date for the night was her dashing Oscar-winning husband George Clooney, who played it safe in a black tux.
The actor – who turned 57 on Sunday – joked on the red carpet that his wife had hidden twins George and Alexander under her enormous skirt.
Now for the sins against style! Shailene Woodley leads the list of worst dressed fashion nightmares
With a theme that paid tribute to religious influence in fashion, Heavenly Bodies: Fashion & The Catholic Imagination, there was certainly room for the stars to experiment with their looks.
However, for A-listers like Shailene Woodley, Zoe Kravitz, and Bella Hadid, that creativity resulted in something of a disastrous displays on the red carpet.
Shailene Woodley’s dress looked more like a suit of armor than a stylish black tie frock, and her severe hairstyle only served to add to the medieval military feel of the overall look
The British invasion: Rita Ora leads the glamour for the Brits in a semi-sheer black gown as Sienna Miller and Rosie Huntington-Whiteley stun in bedazzled ensembles at the prestigious fashion event
Rita Ora, Sienna Miller and Rosie Huntington-Whiteley ruled the red carpet with their style savvy numbers as they graced the Heavenly Bodies: Fashion & The Catholic Imagination Costume Institute Gala at The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York on Monday evening.
Kim Kardashian looks heaven sent in busty golden gown at Met Gala (but leaves Kanye West at home)
Sewn into a skin-tight Versace dress, embellished with crucifixes, the reality star turned fashion icon walked the red carpet alone.
Husband Kanye West, her usual Met Gala companion, had skipped the party following his much talked about Twitter outbursts this week.
Rihanna steals the show again in racy papal outfit at Catholic-themed show
Forget Halloween, for celebrities dress-up time happens in May – at the annual Met Gala.
And fashion’s biggest night didn’t let style fans down on Monday, as the stars revealed their imaginative takes on the theme Heavenly Bodies: Fashion and the Catholic Imagination.
Dripping in gold, a busty Kim Kardashian showed off her heavenly body in a skin-tight Versace sheath, while Jennifer Lopez went all out in a bedazzled jeweled Balmain gown.
But it was pop star Rihanna, always one to push the boundaries of fashion, who took over the carpet at The Metropolitan Museum of Art in a jaw dropping Pope inspired mini dress and jacket with a matching hat by Maison Margiela.
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