Met Gala 2018: Backlash at celebs use of Catholic iconography

  • Met Gala 2018: Backlash at celebs use of Catholic iconography

Met Gala 2018: Backlash at celebs use of Catholic iconography

The longtime host of the Met Gala, Condé Nast's iconic artistic director Anna Wintour, curated its exclusive guest list, as she has since 1995.

Another noticeably absent supercouple was Beyonce and JAY-Z, but it appears there's no drama there - sources claim the pair skipped this year's Met Gala to get some rest before their joint On the Run II Tour kicks off in June.

As for Madonna's Jean Paul Gaultier look - which included a black gown, black veil and cross-laden crown - Drummond noted that it was "quite demure" for Madonna but "a very interesting take on the theme".

The Met Gala saw Rihanna make her entrance in a Pope-inspired dress, flirting with the 2018 theme of Heavenly Bodies that aimed to celebrate the influence of Catholicism on fashion. Jennifer Lopez, who picked a colorful Balmain number with a feathered train and sky-high slit, had a bejeweled cross emblazoned on her chest.

Actors Olivia Munn, Zandaya and Priyanka Chopra went for Crusades-inspired chain-mail outfits, while "Black Panther" star Chadwick Boseman was among the few men going avant-garde in an ivory cape with gold beaded crosses, an embellished suit, and gold colored shoes.

Not that these stars seemed to all.

What did Rihanna wear to her Met Gala after party? She paired it with a crystal headscarf and wide-brimmed hat by Stephen Jones. One of the hostesses of the evening was the wife of George Clooney, lawyer Amal Clooney. The highly influential Vogue editor, the gala's longtime head, was asked if this was her last Met gala; there have been unconfirmed rumors she is leaving her post.

The Fenty Beauty owner reportedly arrived fashionably late to the party at 3am and immediately made her way to the VIP area.

To the celebrities who attended the event, Morgan said they "need to ask themselves one question: 'Would I have gone dressed as a Muslim or a Jew if I were not Muslim or Jewish?'"