The heavenly and the unholy: Met Gala 2018 red carpet hits and misses

Like every red carpet, the Metropolitan Museum of Art's Costume Institute's Gala had its hits and misses. So, put on your fashion police helmets and let's take a look


                            The heavenly and the unholy: Met Gala 2018 red carpet hits and misses
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Without question, the most happening Monday of the year is the Met Gala. Every year, stars go all out for the prestigious ball and this year was no different - except maybe the outfits were more outrageous than ever! But with the Met, the more exaggerated an outfit is, the more brownie points you score. 

Every fashion statement here is an ode to haute couture in it's purest sense. This year's Met fashion was predominately veils, bejeweled crown, and blinding glimmer. Staying true to the theme this year's 'Heavenly Bodies: Fashion and the Catholic Imagination,' stars let their imaginations run wild and the red carpet saw the manifestation of the religious heavens. But, like every red carpet, the Metropolitan Museum of Art's Costume Institute's gala had its hits and misses. So, put on your fashion police helmets and let's take a ride through the streets of elite fashion.

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1. Rihanna

Rihanna attends the Heavenly Bodies: Fashion & The Catholic Imagination Costume Institute Gala at Metropolitan Museum of Art (Getty Images)
Rihanna attends the Heavenly Bodies: Fashion & The Catholic Imagination Costume Institute Gala at Metropolitan Museum of Art (Getty Images)

Holy moly! Rihanna's Maison Margiela Artisanal outfit designed by John Galliano was, to say the least, heavenly! The stunning silver mini was paired with a skirt-like belt from the waist down underneath a sweeping matching coat. RiRi wore a crown to go that was inspired by the Pope's headdress. The dress was entirely made of pearl and precious stones embroidered head to toe.

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Needless to say, as she waltzed on the red carpet looking like a goddess wearing her Fenty face, carrying a bejeweled cross on her completely ringed fingers, she yet again left everyone in awe of how she does it. This one was a definite hit! 

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2. Kylie Jenner

No Kylie, this is the Met Gala, not a reality star convention for 'Matrix' fans. Kylie's Alexander Wang dress was very plain jane for the gala, not to mention the matching stockings that she wore underneath looked like something you would wear while taking your pooch for a walk. 

Kylie Jenner attends the Heavenly Bodies: Fashion & The Catholic Imagination Costume Institute Gala at Metropolitan Museum of Art (Getty Images)
Kylie Jenner attends the Heavenly Bodies: Fashion & The Catholic Imagination Costume Institute Gala at Metropolitan Museum of Art (Getty Images)

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The dress had a cut out in front with a black bustier peeking out and a zip on the sides. Kylie definitely missed the memo this year. It was a disappointment after she stunned in a peach Versace dress last year. 


 

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3. Blake Lively 

She stunned in this regal Versace gown (Getty Images)
She stunned in this regal Versace gown (Getty Images)

Where do we begin with Blake Lively's outfit? She absolutely stunned in her maroon Versace dress, custom made for her, reportedly taking more than 600 hours to make! The gold embroidery on the gown was perhaps made with the tears of unicorns - it was that out of this world. The color she picked was on point and so was the rest of the gown - she was an embodiment of the theme.

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Blake Lively attends the Heavenly Bodies: Fashion & The Catholic Imagination Costume Institute Gala at Metropolitan Museum of Art (Getty Images)
Blake Lively attends the Heavenly Bodies: Fashion & The Catholic Imagination Costume Institute Gala at Metropolitan Museum of Art (Getty Images)

The flared skirt added with a body-hugging corset brought out the best of her toned physique and complete with the halo on her head, she looked nothing less than heavenly. She wore a bunch of Lorraine Schwartz jewelry (which she has previously joked about exchanging her mum for) that cost about $2million. The halo alone had over 100 carats of nude champagne diamonds! Hit, hit and hit!

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4. Gigi Hadid 

Gigi Hadid attends the Heavenly Bodies: Fashion & The Catholic Imagination Costume Institute Gala at Metropolitan Museum of Art (Getty Images)
Gigi Hadid attends the Heavenly Bodies: Fashion & The Catholic Imagination Costume Institute Gala at Metropolitan Museum of Art (Getty Images)

It's like Gigi Hadid decided to be an angel but ended up stealing the feathers of the Thanksgiving turkey. How does this fit the theme? We are very unsure. The blue and gold handmade Versace gown is a beautiful creation in itself but it certainly doesn't go with the theme. Especially since everyone else is making such an effort to be over the top, couldn't Gigi Hadid lift a finger? Or rather appoint someone to do it for her? 

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It looks like she didn't get the memo! (Getty Images)
It looks like she didn't get the memo! (Getty Images)

The skirt is just all over the place and her hair looks half done. Gigi, we are nostalgically thinking about the time when you were on point with 'Manus x Machina: Fashion in An Age of Technology' with Zayn on her arm in 2016. What a waste of an opportunity!

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5. Jennifer Lopez

Jennifer Lopez attends the Heavenly Bodies: Fashion & The Catholic Imagination Costume Institute Gala at Metropolitan Museum of Art (Getty Images)
Jennifer Lopez attends the Heavenly Bodies: Fashion & The Catholic Imagination Costume Institute Gala at Metropolitan Museum of Art (Getty Images)

This was her 10th Met Gala red carpet and JLo did it in style - in a strikingly sexy Balmain dress with feathers and jewels with beau Alex Rodriguez on her arm. The dress, with a risque slit on one side and a cross, cut out on the front was everything that an event like this needs - drama, feathers, and bling. The gown detailed with blue, golden and red jewels in the shape of a cross was totally 'Heavenly Bodies: Fashion and the Catholic Imagination.' 

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The dress had the signature Balmain shoulders - stiff and structured and in the race of fabric trains, JLo stood out with her black feathery trail. 

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6. Kim Kardashian

 

 

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Did the gala people forget to send the proper invite to the Kardashians? Why are they showing up unusually drab? Kim's gold dress designed by Versace, inspired by the iconic gold chainmail and cross designs from the 1997 Versace couture was a miss - adding a bejeweled cross to the waistline of a plain gold dress doesn't make it Met Gala-worthy.

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The entire look is neither here nor there - it's not heavenly, neither is it Catholic. The only thing Kim has gotten on point is the body but any idiot who goes to the gym and a surgeon can do that. 

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7. Cardi B

 


Cardi is really climbing up the fashion ranks. Last time it was her face all over the New York Fashion Week and this time, she's gone all out for her first ever Met Gala red carpet. She appears to have channeled her inner Beyonce, the outfit is very similar to the one Beyonce had worn a while back when she was pregnant like Cardi currently is. 

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She at least stayed true to the theme though.She wore a custom designed jewel encrusted Moschino gown that showed off her ample breasts and her baby bump. She topped off the look with a massive headdress, a very thick choker, and long gloves - all matching her cream and white colored dress. This look lacks originality for us for obvious reasons, but since it is her first time, it is a forgivable offense. 

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8. Frances McDormand

Was Frances McDormand's idea of Catholic-inspired fashion being a bush outside the chapel? It certainly seems so. Frances posed this way on the red carpet all along in this yellow and blue Versace creation. While there is no guts without glory, this time there was no glory - just guts. 

Frances McDormand attends the Heavenly Bodies: Fashion & The Catholic Imagination Costume Institute Gala at Metropolitan Museum of Art (Getty Images)
Frances McDormand attends the Heavenly Bodies: Fashion & The Catholic Imagination Costume Institute Gala at Metropolitan Museum of Art (Getty Images)

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Her blue cape that matches with the twisted headdress reminds one of the prettiest wildflowers that grow on the way to church but that is all it is. The dress has drama, it is worn with a lot of confidence too, but Frances has certainly missed the cut this time. 



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9. Zendaya 

Zendaya attends the Heavenly Bodies: Fashion & The Catholic Imagination Costume Institute Gala at Metropolitan Museum of Art (Getty Images)
Zendaya attends the Heavenly Bodies: Fashion & The Catholic Imagination Costume Institute Gala at Metropolitan Museum of Art (Getty Images)

Zendaya was flawless yet again and very convincing as Joan of Arc. Designed by Donatella Versace, the concept of this entire look was done so right. It even looked like Zendaya herself was into playing the character in the costume and her rendition of Joan is certainly much better than Shailene Woodley's sloppy armor. 

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She paired her silver designer armor with jewelry from Tiffany's and a blunt red crop. What was exquisite to see was how she carried herself with such elegance even though she was dressed in metal all over! Go Zendaya!

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10. Chrissy Teigen

As much as we love all the other looks - Chrissy Teigen takes the cake. Sorry, not sorry!


 

waiting for my turn on the carpet at #metgala!!!! always an honor!!!

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