A blend of fashion and religion at the Met Gala

A blend of fashion and religion at the Met Gala

A blend of fashion and religion at the Met Gala

Each spring, there is a huge bash called the Met gala where celebrities from all across the world flock the opening of the annual blockbuster show at the Metropolitan Museum’s Costume Institute.

This year, that exhibition is “Heavenly Bodies: Fashion and the Catholic Imagination” and the choice of a religious theme gave a number of gala attendees a hot chance to tee off to the line of reporters on the event’s packed red carpet on Monday night.

“I’m a pagan,” said the actress Frances McDormand. “Aren’t you?”
Rihanna’s hat was reminiscent of the papal tiaras worn by popes from the medieval era until the mid-1960s.

Others were ready to take the evening less seriously.

Favorite part of the night? “Eating a vegan cheeseburger right before,” said the poet Cleo Wade. Not just international stars but our Bollywood celebs were not left behind.
While Deepika Padukone stunned us with her cardinal red Prabal Gurung gown, Priyanka Chopra wowed us in a custom Ralph Lauren creation. Priyanka’s outfit was completely handcrafted, with Swarovski crystals, detailed bead work, and embroidery. That alone is some heavenly work. It is exquisite, really, that hood.
Styled by Cristina Ehrlich, Priyanka’s wine red dress in velvet, the train, the plastered down hair, and bold lips give her a very gentle look, but stylishly so. In fact, in many paintings and iconography, Mother Mary wears a dark red cloak. But that’s just our imagination running wild. Maybe the inspiration was drawn from the High Priestesses.

Priya Ghosh

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