Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Costume Institute Gala

The Met Gala has turned into one of the year’s must-watch events for pop culture fiends—especially those eager to see how A-list celebrities take on the theme. Famously held the first Monday in May and overseen by Vogue editor in chief Anna Wintour, this year’s event was inspired by the museum’s exhibition “Heavenly Bodies: Fashion and the Catholic Imagination.” Event co-chair Rihanna donned a glammed-out papal outfit, while attendees including Cardi B, Jennifer Lopez, Ariana Grande, and Chadwick Boseman were among the 550 guests who wore outfits interpreting Catholicism by top fashion designers. The event’s design inside the museum was helmed by Raul Avila, and included a 30-foot-high floral replica of a papal tiara. The benefit, which raised more than $13 million, featured a performance by Madonna. The event also served as a pivotal plot point for the female-led, summer blockbuster heist film Ocean’s 8. Next: May 6, 2019

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