Tickets are said to cost US$30,000 each or US$275,000 for a table, but all guests must be invited, ruling out all but the most elite Hollywood actors, music superstars, top models and fashion designers.
And thanks to lots of resourcefulness and stars not being afraid to take risks, there were definitely lots of jaw-dropping looks this year.
“It’s because the Church and the Catholic imagination-the theme of this exhibit-are all about three things: truth, goodness and beauty”. Her dress was inspired by Crusade-era chain mail, by H&M.
Katy Perry rose to the occasion of night’s theme challenge with larger-than-life feathered angel wings, metallic boots and dress by Versace.
Actress Sarah Jessica Parker can generally pull off a big hat and extravagant ensemble.
Harvey strutted down the red carpet in a Dolce & Gabbana gown. They better just credit where its due.
With its intricate detailing and ornate embellishments, it’s no surprise that Lively’s dress took hundreds of hours to create, with the bodice alone taking over 600 hours to embroider, according to Vogue. Stunning and impactful without looking like a clown (like Katy Perry did).
Even Kendall Jenner’s trousers had a train.
A very public display of love from celebrity couples is quite rare but looks like at this prestigious event, most were in a mood to oblige shutterbugs and fans by not shying away from the camera.
But it was Lena Waithe who made the boldest statement. “She referenced the striped finale gown from the Fall 2018 show”, says Gordon.
There is something refreshing about a 1990’s supermodel arriving to a fashion event in a slinky red gown when everyone around her is dressed in costumes.
Following the interview, Graham was shamed by some, including fashion blogger BryanBoy, who criticized her for wanting a free dress from a designer instead of buying one.
The most popular Met Gala accessory however was elaborate headpieces, with a colossal number of attendees wearing heavy duty accessories on their heads. While Zoe Kravitz and Bella Haddid’s black outfits were far from being saint-like, they certainly highlighted their heavenly bodies.