Heavenly Couture: Met Gala 2018

Inspired by "Catholic imagination" in high fashion, the dresses at this year's Met Gala were bold and dramatic, including a few stunning wedding-worthy looks we know you'll love!

The Bride's Diary | Heavenly Couture: Met Gala 2018 | Red Carpet

Along with the Oscars and the Golden Globes, the Met Gala is one of the glitziest and fashion-forward events of the year. This year the red carpet at the Metropolitan Museum of Art was brimming with bold colours, loads of shimmer and regal opulence. The exhibition was named “Heavenly Bodies: Fashion and the Catholic Imagination” and as always was hosted by Anna Wintour and co-hosted by Rihanna, Amal Clooney and Donatella Versace… Wow, wish we were there too!

The dresses were simply amazing! We saw superstars wearing halos, crosses, wings and crowns, and the main focus was on flamboyant evening gowns which were dramatic, voluminous and extravagantly embellished. Our favourite look was Blake Lively’s grandiose ballgown in burgundy-red designed by Atelier Versace which she paired with Christian Louboutin shoes and a couture bag by Judith Leiber. Our favourite bridal look was Kate Bosworth’s beautiful gown by Oscar de la Renta accessorised with a lace trimmed veil and Tacori jewellery.

The most talked-about gowns at the Met Gala 2018? Almost all of the looks were very extravagant, but a couple attracted a lot of media attention. One of the most controversial outfits was Rihanna’s “Pope” dress created by the notorious John Galliano for Maison Margiela. The look comprised a bejewelled mini dress, a matching coat and a papal-inspired headdress. The second dress that caught everybody’s eye was Sarah Jessica Parker’s breathtaking red heart-printed gown by Dolce & Gabbana featuring a sweeping train and puffed sleeves. The actress accessorised the dress with a towering altar-inspired crown and jewellery by Fred Leighton and Jennifer Fisher. 

We hope you enjoy obsessing over these images as much as we did. While most gowns are too over the top to provide real wedding aisle-style inspiration, they definitely make you think about some of the possibilities.

The Bride's Diary | Heavenly Couture: Met Gala 2018 | Gigi Hadid
Gigi Hadid in Atelier Versace, Christian Louboutin shoes
The Bride's Diary | Heavenly Couture: Met Gala 2018 | Kim Kardashian
Kim Kardashian in Versace
The Bride's Diary | Heavenly Couture: Met Gala 2018 | Blake Lively
Blake Lively in Atelier Versace, Christian Louboutin shoes, Judith Leiber Couture bag
The Bride's Diary | Heavenly Couture: Met Gala 2018 | Rihanna
Rihanna in custom Maison Margiela by John Galliano, Christian Louboutin shoes, Maria Tash and Cartier jewellery
The Bride's Diary | Heavenly Couture: Met Gala 2018 | Diane Kruger
Diane Kruger in Prabal Gurung, Tasaki jewellery, Philip Treacy x Tasaki headpiece
The Bride's Diary | Heavenly Couture: Met Gala 2018 | Rosie Huntington-Whiteley
Rosie Huntington-Whiteley in Ralph Lauren, Anita Ko jewellery
The Bride's Diary | Heavenly Couture: Met Gala 2018 | Kate Bosworth
Kate Bosworth in Oscar de la Renta, Tacori jewellery
The Bride's Diary | Heavenly Couture: Met Gala 2018 | Alex Wek
Alex Wek in H&M
The Bride's Diary | Heavenly Couture: Met Gala 2018 | Kendall Jenner
Kendall Jenner in Off-White, Tiffany & Co. jewellery, Jimmy Choo shoes
The Bride's Diary | Heavenly Couture: Met Gala 2018 | Irina Shayk
Irina Shayk in Versace
The Bride's Diary | Heavenly Couture: Met Gala 2018 | Jennifer Lopez
Jennifer Lopez in Balmain, Jimmy Choo shoes, Jimmy Choo bag
The Bride's Diary | Heavenly Couture: Met Gala 2018 | Sarah Jessica Parker
Sarah Jessica Parker in Dolce & Gabbana
The Bride's Diary | Heavenly Couture: Met Gala 2018 | Ariana Grande
Ariana Grande in Vera Wang
The Bride's Diary | Heavenly Couture: Met Gala 2018 | Hailey Baldwin
Hailey Baldwin in Tommy Hilfiger, Tiffany & Co. Jewellery
The Bride's Diary | Heavenly Couture: Met Gala 2018 | Amanda Seyfried
Amanda Seyfried in Prada, H.Stern jewellery
The Bride's Diary | Heavenly Couture: Met Gala 2018 | Jasmine Sanders
Jasmine Sanders in H&M
The Bride's Diary | Heavenly Couture: Met Gala 2018 | Hailee Steinfeld
Hailee Steinfeld in Prabal Gurung, Jimmy Choo shoes

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