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Meta Gala-2018: Crosses, wings, papal tiara

Celebrities tried on outfits designed to reflect the relationship of fashion and Catholicism.

Photo by @elle_spain
Photo by @elle_spain

May 7 at the New York Metropolitan Museum passed an event that is often called the main fashion event of the year – the charity ball of the Institute of Costume Met Gala.

Each year the theme of the ball is determined by an exhibition that opens right after Met Gala. In 2018 the exposition is called “Divine bodies: fashion and Catholic imagination”, and its curator visited the Vatican several times, agreeing on the details. The exhibition will feature thematic costumes from Coco Chanel, John Galliano and other world famous designers, as well as details of the vestments of the Pope that had never before been exhibited outside of Italy.

The stars of the cinema, serials and music scene in their costumes beat the theme of religion in different ways: some celebrities had “angel wings”, others limited allusions to monastic vestments or to heroes of religious painting.


Singer Madonna
Actress Blake Lively (TV series “Gossip Girl”, “Green Lantern”)
Actress Emilia Clark (series “The Game of Thrones”)
Actor Chadwick Bozeman (“Black Panther”, “James Brown: The Way Upward”)
Teleswezda Kim Kardashian
Actress and model Kara Delevin (“Squad of suicides”, “Valerian and the city of a thousand planets”)
Actress Lily Collins (“The Cannon of Death”, the series “To the Bones”)
Singer Lana Del Ray
Lana Del Rey with fashion designer Alessandro Michele and musician and actor Jared Leto (“Requiem for a Dream”, “Squad of Suicides”)
Singer Jennifer Lopez
Actress Anne Hathaway (Interstellar, Les Miserables, One Day)
Actress Kate Bosworth (“Straw Dogs”)
Singer Katy Perry
Actress Sarah Jessica Parker (TV series “Sex and the City”)
Model and actress Rosie Huntington-Whiteley (“Mad Max: The Road of Fury”)
Produced by Jordan Roth
Designer Jeremy Scott and top model Stella Maxwell
Singer Ariana Grande
Actress Ember Hurd (“Rum Diary”, “League of Justice”)
Singer Rihanna
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