>> Archangels, Joan of Arc, and a pope. The 2018 Met Gala brought out the world's biggest stars, and some of the biggest hats, part of this year's Catholic themed costume ball in New York, where celebrities donned bejeweled crosses and heavenly crowns on the red carpet. Rhianna resurrected the Gala with a holy ensemble, including a jewel-encrusted miter and priestly cape.
Katie Perry wowed in six foot high wings. And Sarah Jessica Parker wore a nativity scene headpiece. But among the saints are always the sinners. Stars like Nicki Minaj channeled a more devilish side, choosing to wear red, while other outfits fell flat. Scarlett Johansson and Miley Cyrus didn't appear to get the memo, both just wearing simple dresses.
The invitation only event, which reportedly cost $30,000 to attend, is a fundraiser for the Metropolitan Museum of Art, and marks the opening of the museum's annual fashion exhibition. This year's exhibit shows how fashion and Catholicism collide, and features 50 vestments and other religious items direct from the Vatican.
But not everyone was happy with the year's controversial theme, with some on social media saying, quote, my religion is not your costume.