Singer, actress and co-chair of the Gala, Rihanna, in Margiela

The first Monday in May is a staple in any fashion lovers calendar, all thanks to the annual Met Gala.

Also known as the Met Ball, the gala is an annual fundraising event for New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Costume Institute. The gala marks the grand opening of the Costume Institute’s annual fashion exhibit, with the theme of the gala dictated by the theme of the Costume Institute’s exhibition.

This year’s theme was Heavenly Bodies: Fashion and the Catholic Imagination.
This year, Met Ball royalty Rihanna served as co-chair, and delivered one of the standout on-theme looks of the night.

Other notable icons of the evening included Black Panther’s Chadwick Boseman, singer Ariana Grande in a gown adorned with images from Michaelangelo’s ‘The Last Judgement’, pregnant rapper Cardi B’s Met Gala Debut and actress Sarah Jessica Parker, who’s headpiece featured an actual nativity scene.

 

Black Panther star Chadwick Boseman in Versace
Actor and musician Donald Glover

 

Actress Blake Lively in Versace
Hip-hop star Cardi B in Moschino

 

Actress Frances McDormand in Valentino

 

Actress Sarah Jessica Parker in Dolce and Gabanna