This year’s Met Gala, to be held tonight (May 7th) at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City, is sure to bring some fantastic outfits as well as a healthy dose of controversy.
The guestlist for the Met Gala, officially known as The Met’s Costume Institute Benefit, never disappoints. In fact, this year’s hosts read like a Who’s Who in glitterati from around the world, including Rihanna, Amal Clooney, Donatella Versace and, of course, Vogue editor-in-chief Anna Wintour.
This year’s theme is “Heavenly Bodies: Fashion and the Catholic Imagination,” in which designers will show off how Catholicism has influenced fashion throughout the ages. An actual exhibit stemming from the theme opens May 10th inside The Met Fifth Avenue and The Met Cloisters.
“While some practicing Catholics might perceive certain fashions shown as indelicate or even offensive, and other Catholics and non-Catholics alike may be concerned that fashion is an unfitting and unseemly medium by which to convey ideas or reflect imagery related to the sacred and the divine, dress is fundamental to any discussion about religion,” curator Andrew Bolton wrote in a blog post.