A night of superb fashion and high class, the MET GALA 2018 was nothing less than an event full of sparkling stars and beauty. This tradition has been going on since a very long time in order to encourage funds from the high society of New York.
Founded by a publicist, Eleanor Lambert in the year 1948, The Met Gala is the biggest fashion fundraising function to be held all across the world.
It is basically a Costume Institute Gala at New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art. In modern times, the event is attended by various enthusiasts of the film, fashion, music and art industry in order to raise a proper amount of money to aid the Met’s Costume Institute and commemorate the opening of its latest exhibition.
The Met Gala of this year marks the 70th anniversary of the event and it definitely was a plethora of great style and uniqueness.
It was co-chaired by the famous singer, Rihanna, along with the British-Lebanese barrister, Amal Clooney and the current vice president of the Versace Group, Donatella Versace.
It falls on the first Monday of the month of May, which turns out to be the 7th of this month.
The Met Gala takes place in the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York. The night starts with a cocktail hour during which the guests walk the red carpet and explore the new exhibition.
Then, an elaborated dinner takes place, after which they are treated to a starry performance. It is being widely speculates that this year’s iconic performance will probably be delivered by the eminent singer, Madonna.
This exhibition has been spread across three venues: the Anna Wintour Costume Center, the medieval galleries at the Met’s main location, and at the Cloisters, further uptown.
The event is mostly centered on the theme that the exhibition revolves around. This year the theme of the display was Heavenly Bodies: Fashion and the Catholic Imagination. It is said to have featured some 40 Vatican vestments and accessories spanning 15 papacies, which curator Andrew Bolton is said to have visited at least 10 times to secure pieces which have never left the Vatican’s possession before.
Items such as Pope Benedict XV’s white silk cape embroidered with gold thread and the pointed bishop’s hat of Pope Leo XIII, will go on display alongside pieces by Coco Chanel, who was educated by nuns, John Galliano, Cristóbal Balenciaga and Donatella Versace, who is a sponsor of the exhibition.
The theme is being hinted as the Met’s most controversial yet, owing to the placement of fashion garments alongside sacred artefacts. However, the night was a spectacular sighting with all the famous faces, conciliating religious iconography with a proper red carpet wear.