The Met Gala 2018: an Art Show of Black-Tie Extravaganza
The 2018 Met Gala took place on May 7 at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, It is considered the most fashionable night of the year.
This year’s theme was “Heavenly Bodies: Fashion and the Catholic Imagination”. Celebrities and TV stars made their appearance in stunning and artistic gala outfits for their grand entrance on the red carpet. Tickets were $30,000 a person, and tables were $275,000. All of the money from ticket sales went to the Costume Institute to fund the only Met’s curatorial department that has to fund itself.
Dresses “as Artworks”were real masterpieces. Some of the bestdressed were certainly:
Blake Lively in an Atelier Versace dress that was simply stunning, Christian Louboutin shoes, and Lorraine Schwartz jewelry with a Judith Leiber Couture bag and a clutch with the name of each member of her family:
RYAN Reynolds detail and the first initials of their children’s names.
Then, Selena Gomez with a subtly embellished gown and her favorite quote from the Bible, “A woman who fears the Lord is a woman who shall be praised,” was written in her own handwriting on both her bag and a ribbon sewn into her gown.
Emilia Clarke wore a black lace gown by Dolce & Gabbana with gold embroidery and cherub motifs that recall the art and frescos during the Renaissance period which followed perfectly the Catholic theme of the night.
Stella Maxwell had a dress encrusted with images of the Madonna.
Sarah Jessica Parker took literally the theme of the night and turned herself into the Nativity. She wore a gold brocade gown with sacred red hearts by Dolce & Gabbana and a crown with the Neapolitan Nativity Scene on her head.
The songwriter Ariana Grande definitely brought Art to the Met's museum with the print on her dress from Michelangelo’s Last Judgment.
Last, but not least, Katy Perry’s dress had towering feathered wings (they were so large that she had to enter the museum sideways).
The Met Gala 2018 was definitely an art show of black-tie extravaganza and the perfect representation of the art exhibit currently on display at the museum, an exhibition that features a dialogue between fashion and medieval art from The Met collection. What can we expect next year?