Every year each designers interpretation of the given theme turns heads, this year was no exception. 2018's theme was Heavenly Bodies: Fashion and the Catholic Imagination. This theme, in basic terms, is how fashion can be influenced by different aspects of a religious denomination. This theme has been viewed as a brave and bold step in the fashion industry but it shows how fashion can be influenced by anything.
Many designers took their influence from art work or items deemed to be related to the Catholic religion. Some of the dresses that stole the show had incredibly odd connections, like Cara Delevingne in a Dior Haute Couture dress, influenced by a confession booth. Whilst some were spectacular, like Ariana Grande in a Vera Wang gown, inspired by the Sistine Chapel.
Blake Lively, who is already a queen of fashion, stole the spot light in her Versace gown, which according to Elle magazine is inspired by the Infant Jesus of Prague. The gown took over 600 hours to make, by hand and when you look at the detail its no surprise, the eye catching jewels, sheer panelling and intricate embroidery give the dress a regal feel. Fit for a queen.
Katy Perry took her Met Gala 'costume' to new extremes this year, also in a custom Versace she caught the eye of everyone, but not for her dress. She paired the dress with a giant pair of angel wings, making sure she was the centre of attention and a talking point at all every opportunity during the event! Whilst some see this as a bold and rather clever move, others see it as taking the theme one step too far, they can't have been comfortable after all and other celebrities had far more eye catching dresses for the right reasons.
Every year, two lists are released; the best dressed and the worst dressed. However this year I don't think anyone falls into the 'worst dressed' category when it comes to the clothing options they chose. The interpretations of each designer shows the beauty of one of the biggest religions on the planet. The inspiration for each creation is clear when some thought it put into the background and displays the beauty of artwork throughout time.
Here are some of my favourite looks of the night: