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.
#5: Kate Bosworth
We’re simply obsessed with how ethereal the actress looked in this frothy Oscar de la Renta get-up that made her the belle of the ball.
#6: Jared Leto
He might be blessed with a great friendship with Gucci’s Alessandro Michele (read: great wardrobe swag) but the custom Gucci silk moiree jacket and the lapels with the embroidered golden angels and the golden crown veered into costume territory too much.
#7: Frances McDormand
Butterflies rarely live beyond two weeks. But we think that the extravagant Philip Treacy headpiece and an equally dramatic Valentino cape and jumpsuit the two-time Oscar winner opted for will stay in the books as one of the most memorable looks from the 2018 Met Gala for a much longer time.
Milla Jovovich’s rendition of Joan of Arc (1999) got a 30 per cent rating on Rotten Tomatoes. Zendaya’s interpretation in this Atelier Versace dress was a solid 100 per cent.
#9: Sarah Jessica Parker
Judging from her track record, we know that SJP has a high chance of turning up with an outre headgear at the Met Gala. Remember the messy Chinese opera headgear in 2015? This time, she committed a big faux pas with her Dolce & Gabbana headpiece which was a replica of the Nativity scene.
#10: Gigi Hadid
The 21-year-old model looked like a middle-aged Upper East widow who’s still mourning the death of her husband but is going through a mid-life crisis and decided to turn up at a party in this Chrome Hearts getup.
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