Amal Clooney and Rihanna will co-host this year's Met Gala alongside Donatella Versace. The news was announced yesterday alongside the theme, which means that the countdown is officially on.
While Clooney has only attended the ball once (in a striking red John Galliano gown), Rihanna is a regular – and is often the favourite on the red carpet. From her statement yellow Guo Pei dress in 2015 to last year's amazing Comme des Garçons ensemble, she has a reputation for always getting the theme just right. We are sure that this year will prove no different.
Last year's Met Gala was co-chaired by Katy Perry and Pharrell Williams.
Original story 08.11.17:
It was revealed back in August that the theme of this year's Met Gala would focus around religion, but it wasn't until today that we were given precise details about the exhibition and therefore what the dress code would be. The Costume Institute confirmed via Vogue US today that the theme would be: "Heavenly Bodies: Fashion and the Catholic Imagination".
The exhibition will take place in three locations this year, in-keeping with the theme of the exhibition. These include the Anna Wintour Costume Centre (which is at the Metropolitan Museum of Art), the medieval galleries at the Met's Fifth Avenue location and uptown at the cloisters.
There will be about 150 ensembles on display including those from Coco Chanel, Cristóbal Balenciaga, Donatella Versace and John Galliano. The exhibition will reportedly focus on the "dialogue between fashion and the masterworks of religious art".
What this all means for the dress code remains to be seen, but we could well be in for some of the most controversial ensembles yet.
'Heavenly Bodies: Fashion and the Catholic Imagination' will be on display from 10 May – 18 October 2018. The Gala will be held on Monday 7 May.
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