Amal Clooney and her husband, actor George Clooney, make their entrance to the Met gala, on May 7, 2018 at the Metropolitan Museum of New York
Madonna, Rihanna and Amal Clooney woke up on Monday exclamations of admiration in the famous gala of the Metropolitan Museum, which meets every year the cream of the New York elite and the biggest stars of American fashion, film, music and television .
Each year the gala is inspired by a parallel exhibition at the Met, and this year the theme chosen was the relationship between fashion and the Catholic imaginary.
There were dresses with embroidered rhinestones like stained glass windows, papal miters, angelic halos and virginal crowns on the heads, angel wings -like the two meters that the singer Katy Perry wore over her golden minidress of Versace-, dresses-armor to La Juana de Arc like that of the Zendaya model, much white, black, gold and purple cardinal. And crosses everywhere, of course.
– Madonna, the most anticipated –
Madonna, the 59-year-old ex-girlfriend whose song „Like a Virgin“ from 1989 turned into a classic, was perhaps the most awaited guest.
She entered from the hand of Jean-Paul Gaultier and wore her hair in two braids, with a crown of crosses, splendid in one of her creations, a large black dress with transparencies that formed a cross on her torso, with a bouquet of roses black and a veil drawn over his face.
Madonna (I) and Jean Paul Gaultier make their entrance to the Met gala, on May 7, 2018 at the Metropolitan Museum of New York
The gala, which is held on the first Monday in May each year, is open only to guests who pay $ 30,000 each – or 275,000 for a whole table – and their goal is to raise funds for the Costume Institute, the dedicated Met space in fashion.
Fashion pamphlete Anna Wintour, Vogue’s editor-in-chief, has transformed her since she assumed her reins in 1999, managing to raise 150 million dollars since then. Last year alone it raised $ 12 million, according to local press.
This year, the British Wintour co-chaired the event with the singer Rihanna, the Italian designer Donatella Versace and the international human rights lawyer Amal Clooney, who wore a British creation Richard Quinn: blue pants and a spectacular body and voluminous skirt of a material similar to aluminum, stamped with large flowers.
– Rihanna, the risky one –
Rihanna makes her entrance to the Met gala on May 7, 2018 at the Metropolitan Museum of New York
Another great star of the night was Rihanna, who always risked at the Met Gala. The famous protagonist of the upcoming film Ocean 8 – a robbery that takes place at the Met – chose a silver minidress and a matching cloak, completely covered with embroidery and jewels from Maison Margiela Artisanal by John Galliano, with a papal miter and cross neck.
In 2017 Rihanna already amazed with a dress of the honored designer, the Japanese Rei Kawakubo.
And in 2015, she provoked a dress by the Chinese designer Guo Pei with a yellow fur coat and gigantic round tail that went viral and was compared on social networks with an omelette, an omelette or a pizza.
Singer Jennifer Lopez, who with her boyfriend Alex „A-Rod“ Rodriguez have become the fashionable couple, dressed in a tight Balmain dress with embroidered stones and feathers and a gigantic mosaic crucifix on the front.
And Sarah Jessica Parker, the protagonist of the legendary series „Sex and the City“, left everyone open-mouthed with a baroque Dolce & Gabbana gilt brocade dress with red hearts, a long tail worthy of an altar and a huge miter like headdress some compared with a bird cage.
Not everyone is satisfied with the new exhibition of the Costume Institute of the Met, „Celestial bodies: Fashion and the Catholic imaginary“ that opens to the public this Thursday. A small group of conservative Catholics protested on Monday near the entrance to the museum, singing the Ave Maria.
But on the red carpet, everyone wasted smiles and showed off in their best clothes, as if to go to an extravagant Sunday Mass. Rapper 2 Chainz took the opportunity to kneel on the stairs of the Met and ask for marriage to his partner Kesha Ward.