You know the Met Gala red carpet has begun when your Whatsapp chat group starts to be inundated with unbridled and incredulous reactions to the celebrities’ OOTDs. The annual event, dubbed, the “Oscars of the fashion world” took place at the Metropolitan Museum’s Costume Institute on Tuesday morning Singapore time. And with this year’s theme, “Heavenly Bodies: Fashion and the Catholic Imagination” being a controversial and tricky one to corner, we were all mentally prepared for some truly “OMG” moments. Here, we pick out the good and the bizarre from the lineup.
If looking like a scandalous pope was what Rihanna and her stylist were going for, they definitely did it right. Rihanna came decked out in a custom pearl-encrusted, papal-inspired Maison Margiela ensemble designed by John Galliano.
#2: Blake Lively
Nope, this wasn’t Serena van der Woodsen at a ball for Manhatten’s elite, we’re looking at Blake Lively in a custom-made Atelier Versace gown that fondly reminded us of her Gossip Girl days.
#3: Katy Perry
Katy Perry appeared in a custom Atelier Versace tuxedo looking like an X-Men/Victoria’s Secret extra with wings so elaborate and over-the-top we can’t help but crow about how fly she looks. She also travelled in style, pulling up to the event in a vintage top-down white convertible – she obviously couldn’t fit into a limo like everybody else.
#4: Cara Delevingne
The model was definitely going for the whole confessional box narrative with this outfit. But she definitely committed a cardinal fashion sin here with this unwieldy design.