The 2018 Met Gala: More Tea Vicar?

The Costume Institute Gala at New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art is the biggest event on the fashion fundraising calendar. First held in 1948 to encourage donations from New York’s high society, today it features famous faces from the realms of fashion, film, music and art.

They all come together under a chosen “theme” to raise money for the Met’s Costume Institute and to celebrate the grand opening of its latest exhibition. This years theme was Heavenly Bodies:Fashion and the Catholic Imagination.

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There was no shortage of controversy as the boundaries of decency and taste were pushed to the very door of the confession booth.

Rihanna’s outfit and head piece was much talked about and apparently has ruffled a few feathers over in the Vatican!

She may have redeemed herself however with the choice of a Cartier crucifix to complement her rhinestone encrusted mini-skirt Pope costume. The crucifix belongs to Cartier’s collection of vintage jewels and was first created in 1934 by Cartier London and re-introduced after the war in 1949 (below). The original 1934 design included gold, silver, diamonds, sapphires, rubies pearls, opal and topaz.

Forty Vatican vestments and accessories spanning 15 papacies, some of which had never left the Vatican’s possession will go on display alongside pieces by Coco Chanel, John Galliano, Cristóbal Balenciaga and Donatella Versace. The paring of such has religious tongues wagging.

The night began with a cocktail hour, in which guests walked the red carpet and explored the new exhibition, before sitting down to dinner. A surprise performance by Madonna, who opened her set with “Like A Prayer” provided suitable and appropriate entertainment.

The evenings outfits were stunningly complimented by an incredible selection of gems, with diamonds and gold being particularly suited to the theme.

Winnie Harlow wore a stunning Bulgari high jewellery diamond necklace to complement her cloud-like outfit.

Bulgari diamond bracelets adorn each wrist alongside five Bulgari diamond one sapphire ring. Credit: Getty Images

Cartier wasn’t left out as A pair of starkly simple onyx earrings from 1929 added a clever twist to Lily Collin’s macabre nun look, complete with a red tear drop and spiky head piece.

Our “faith” in the evening was reinforced by J. Lo who arrived on the red carpet in a glittering structured Balmain gown covered in multi-colored gems, with a blue and red cross emblazoned across her chest.

The lengthy train floated to her right in a feathered mass, with a thigh-high slit trailing up her left leg.

Sexy and simply stunning- we’re off to confession.
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