The Met Gala 2018 is finally here, and with it the only host worthy of such an accolade: Rihanna, who has never wavered in her dedication to this fashion night of nights.
Happy Met Gala day to Rihanna and Rihanna alone, who’s never misunderstood the assignment. pic.twitter.com/i9S5p5DuNJ
— Chris Hanna (@Chris_Hanna) May 7, 2018
Everyone else could turn up literally dripping in gold and angel tears and Rihanna would still out-slay them all.
The theme this year is Heavenly Bodies: Fashion and the Catholic Imagination, which could also be interpreted as Obscene Wealth and Centuries-Old Institution. Co-hosting alongside Rihanna are Amal Clooney and Donatella Versace, which is just perfect assigning from Anna Wintour. The Holy Trinity. And to think, last year, someone thought Katy Perry would be a good host.
Anyway, it’s arrivals time, baby. Here’s what the celebs are cooking up.
AND GEORGE CLOONEY
Amal’s dress / pants situation would work no where else but the Met Gala, and it’s perfect.
A.K.A. Anna Wintour’s daughter, looking like a goddamn princess (and you can’t see it, but her clutch has a giant, Catholic-style cross on it).
She’s a singer-songwriter who you may or may not have heard of, but she’s pulling off Catholic iconography with schoolgirl naughtiness here and I love it.
A.K.A. Golden Barbie on Instagram.
LILI REINHART & COLE SPROUSE
AMANDA SEYFRIEND & THOMAS SADOSKI
A.K.A. the woman (and fashion designer) rumoured to have set up Prince Harry and Meghan Markle. Just went straight to the top of my icon list for dressing like an almost slutty nun but making it fashion.
YESS BELLA, looking like a Dominatrix Mami.
This look deserved two photos so here we are.
RIHANNA HAS ARRIVED! AND SHE CAME DRESSED AS THE POPE! I am deceased.
Look at that papal tiara, which is apparently the official name for “pope hat”.
LILY ALDRIDGE & ROSIE HUNTINGTON-WHITELEY
Frances is THROWING. A. LOOK. here and she can do absolutely no wrong. At least someone other than Rihanna got the freaking memo for once.
Queen Mindy Kaling, dressing for her new role in The Crown Season 3.
MICHAEL B. JORDAN
EVAN RACHEL WOOD
TRACEE ELLIS ROSS
SARAH JESSICA PARKER
Just updating here to say that FINALLY we have a full length of Gigi’s dress.
ASHLEY OLSEN & MARY-KATE OLSEN
You can always mark the years by the annual appearance of Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen at the Met Gala.
IRINA SHAYK & BRADLEY COOPER
IDRIS ELBA & SABRINA DHOWRE
EMMA STONE & NICOLAS GHESQUIERE
LANA DEL REY & JARED LETO
These two on their way to ask you to join their cult. TBH, would.
Hustling at the Met Gala. Respect.
MARY J. BLIGE
TRAVIS SCOTT & KYLIE JENNER
JEREMY SCOTT & CARDI B
LETITIA WRIGHT & JOHN BOYEGA
And that’s a wrap! See you (and the Olsen twins) next year.Image: Getty Images