The theme for this year's Met Gala exhibition is Heavenly Bodies: Fashion and the Catholic Church. Here are the greatest and most outrageous holy looks from this year's red carpet.
Heavenly Bodies: Fashion and the Catholic Church is the largest exhibition the Metropolitan Museum of Art has ever produced, set over more than 5,440 square metres of the iconic New York museum.
Inside The Costume Insitute's sprawling exhibition are some exquisite and ecclesiastical gowns from designers such as Rodarte, through to Christian Lacroix, Yves Saint Laurent, and John Galliano. There are also actual papal robes and mitres on loan from the Vatican.
Equally as exciting, of course, is the star-studded red carpet of the opening gala event. Headdresses reigned supreme this year, as did long trains, gaudy embellishments, and jewelled crucifixes. From the most outrageous to the supremely stylish, we've collected this year's greatest looks.
Queen of the Catholic-inspired gothic look, Madonna wore a sweeping Jean Paul Gaultier dress and veil and clutched a few long-stemmed black roses. Like a Prayer was famously condemned by the Vatican when it was released almost thirty years ago - it's yet to be seen if Pope Francis will approve of this much more modest attire.
The stylish actress went a little bridal in a glowing white Oscar de la Renta gown, Tacori jewellery, and Manolo Blahnik shoes.
Katy's love for costume is usually made most evident at the Met Gala. This year she wore towering angel wings, a gold mini dress and thigh-high boots by Versace.
Evan Rachel Wood
Westworld star Evan Rachel Wood wore a gold Altuzarra cape and black wide-leg trousers.
The Academy Award-winning actress is making big statements in 2018. She wore a butter yellow column, and very dramatic sculptural teal cape and headdress all by Valentino.
While she may never top her yellow Guo Pei gown from 2015, this year Rihanna went literal in an incredible Maison Margiela Artisanal beaded mini dress, coat, and pope's mitre.
The Black Panther star wore Versace with Christian Louboutin shoes and Bvgalri rings.
The Ocean's 8 star wore a stunning gold chainmail dress and veil. Though a little reminiscent of Ann Hathaway's 2015 Ralph Lauren hooded look, Olivia's is actually dressed by highstreet brand H&M.
Gucci ambassador Jared Leto channelled Jesus Christ - that is, if Jesus were ever to have been dressed by the Gucci head designer known for his opulent embellishments, Alessandro Michele. Jared is famous for taking more bold fashion choices on the red carpet when most male attendees keep it relatively low-key, and the 2018 Met Gala was no exception.
Master of None screenwriter Lena Waithe was the first black woman to win an Emmy for comedy writing. She's now also the first person to don a pride flag on the Met Gala red carpet, a bold and bright statement given the Catholic theme of the event. Both her cape and suit were created by Carolina Herrera.
Diane's stunning powder blue mini dress with dramatic train is by Prabal Gurung. She's also wearing custom Gianvito Rossi shoes, a custom Philip Treacy headpiece, Tasaki jewellery, and a Jimmy Choo clutch.
Sarah Jessica Parker
SJP's brand new bridal line might be simple and refined - her golden Met Gala look, however, was not. She wore a bejewelled nativity scene as a headdress, along with a gold gown by Dolce and Gabbana.