The first Monday in May, it’s Met Gala day! Today is the day we get to judge celebrities who earn much more than us while they attend an event that is more expensive than a semester at college! But for real though, the Met Gala red carpet is one of my favorite carpets of the year. It’s the time when couture fashion can be center stage! The bigger the better. The more beads the better. Just do the most! But stay on theme!
This year’s Met Gala theme is: “Heavenly Bodies: Fashion and the Catholic Imagination.” Attendees need to rely heavily on religious influence for their looks! Especially Catholicism, seeing as this year’s exhibit has been approved by the Vatican! Tickets are $30,000 a pop and proceeds go towards the Metropolitan Museum of Art. The Heavenly Bodies Exhibit is on display through the summer.
But lets get to my choices for Best Dressed this year! My selections are based on those celebs who stuck to the theme, bought the FAB, and just made me smile! Let’s go!
Rihanna came through and put the pope to SHAME! I mean, I don’t know when she started slaying the Met Gala, but when she popped, she just didn’t stop! Good Lord!
Blake Lively, my personal fashion queen, hit the scene wearing custom Versace. It’s said that designers worked for more than 600 hours on her look. She wore a half-million dollars worth of jewelry! Whew!
Queen Cardi and Baby Bardie attended their first Met Gala wearing this embellished Jeremy Scott gown. OMG! Cardi looked amazing and really happy. I hope she had fun, because she was the best dressed for me!
If Rihanna is the Queen of the Met Gala, then Zendaya is the princess. Seriously, she and her team ALWAYS get it right. This is Zendaya’s fourth appearance at the Gala and she killed it in this Versace chain mail ensemble, channeling Joan of Arc.
JLo can’t stop! She came to the party dressed in Balmain depicting a stain glassed window in a cathedral! OK NOW! And, can we talk about her toned legs? GEESH!
Very rarely, men get it right on ANY red carpet. Male celebs don’t step out of the box, no matter what the theme. But our fave, Chadwick Boseman, took it to the next level wearing this amazing look.
Ariana Grande gave us art at the museum show with this strapless Vera Wang dress depicting Michelangelo’s Last Judgement. The songstress looked ethereal!
Instagram Influencer turned model/actress, Jasmine Sander, aka @golden_barbie, attended her first Met Gala draped in an H&M (hmmm) molten gold dress.
Last, but certainly not least, is Alek Wek wearing another H&M custom gown featuring a mosaic inspired cape. Hand beading, gems, and pearls, made her dress one of the most opulent on the red carpet.
As I pull up my pajama pants and put on my nerd glasses, I’m happy that most of the celebs stuck to the theme. I expected to see more nunnery inspired looks, but I was happy to read the stories behind the designs.
Who wore your fave look? Comment below.