Met Gala 2018: 12 Most Outrageous Looks
The first Monday of May is the one event of the year where it’s acceptable, and praised, for celebrities to dress up in the most extravagant outfits possible. The Met Gala brings together art and fashion for an event where designers are able to create masterpieces that will often make history as some of the most epic fashion moments of all time. This year was no different and 2018’s Met Gala theme of “Heavenly Bodies: Fashion and the Catholic Imagination” brought some of the Met Gala’s most iconic fashion moments we’ve ever seen. Follow along as we recall 12 of the most outrageous looks from the 2018 Met Gala:
12. Frances McDormand
Frances McDormand wore a work of art on her head for this year’s 2018 Met Gala! The Valentino design was totally epic and featured an oversized and completely unique floral headpiece which veiled most of her face. The turquoise look was extravagant, to say the least, but that’s exactly what’s expected of the outfits for the daring and experimental Met Gala.
Pop icon Madonna is seriously bold when it comes to her fashion, so the Met Gala is exactly where she thrives. She took the theme of “Heavenly Bodies” to her own interpretation and rocked a gothic-inspired black satin dress designed by Paul Gaultier. The dress itself wasn’t that extreme, but the accessories of the cross-embellished crown and veil really brought the drama and made heads turn.
10. Rita Ora
Rita Ora brought the glamour with her Met Gala look this year with her semi-sheer dramatic black number. The outfit was designed by Prada and was both elegant and extravagant in the most Met Gala-appropriate way. The multi-color embellishment brought visual interest to an otherwise quite simple black tulle gown, but the cascading train, elbow-length gloves and oversized headpiece elevated her look into a work of art.
9. Cara Delevingne
Cara Delevingne was another star who brought an outrageous look to the 2018 Met Gala red carpet! Her dress featured dramatic sheer paneling and an intricate lattice-pattern throughout, but the real showstopper was the bold crown she wore which veiled her face and made Cara nearly unrecognizable. Whether we love or hate this look is undetermined, but one thing for sure is that it is definitely outrageous!
Zendaya is one of Hollywood’s leading fashionistas, so fans had high expectations for her Met Gala appearance. Her armored look was allegedly inspired by one of Catholicism’s biggest icons: Saint Joan of Arc. Her metallic Versace gown nailed the theme from the spike detailing, heavy armor and the cropped wig which perfectly mimicked The Maid of Orleans’ infamous auburn locks.
Solange is known for her outrageous Met Gala looks and 2018 was no different! Her look made everyone pause and admire for her ability to break boundaries in a hardcore European theme by rocking a durag under a halo headpiece. The outfit itself also brought the drama with its high-shine black texture and sculptural skirt that looked like something straight out of a museum.
6. Diane Kruger
Diane Kruger wore a show-stopping aquamarine number designed by Prabal Gurung for this year’s 2018 Met Gala. The look was one of the few blue dresses of the evening, which made her stand out even more, but the dramatic high-low cut of the dress was truly breathtaking. We love all the ruffles and ruching trailing down the train and the intricate silver stitching in combination with her pearl headpiece was totally captivating.
5. Blake Lively
Blake Lively stole the show at last night’s Met Gala with this jaw-dropping number that was arguably the most fabulous of the entire evening. Her stylist is a clear pro when it comes to Met Gala dressing and perfectly matched Lively’s dress to the carpet, as she has done for other years as well. The dress made for one of the most iconic photo opportunities we’ve ever seen and we are awe-struck by the intricate regal detailing of this ruby red number which reportedly took over 600 hours to complete.
4. Katy Perry
Katy Perry is a Met Gala all-star and she proved that notion even further with her 2018 outfit! Perry took the “Heavenly Bodies” theme quite literally and opted for a short golden mini dress with thigh high boots and a pair of extravagant angel wings which were rumored to have spanned nearly six feet. The intricacy and attention to detail involved in crafting an outfit like this are truly incredible.
Rihanna is another Met Gala star who never fails to disappoint when she descends onto the red carpet. She also took the Heavenly Bodies theme quite literally and embodied the Pope himself with her attire this year! Her Maison Margiela gown featured a mini bardot dress, duster jacket and extravagant headpiece which were all completely encrusted with beading, crystals, and gemstones.
2. Cardi B
Cardi B shut down the Met Gala red carpet this year with her dramatic ivory number that made jaws drop from miles away! Her ornate look was designed by Moschino by Jeremy Scott and featured a gem-encrusted bodice and arm sleeves, which were complemented by a voluminous satin skirt. She brought even further drama with her outfit by allowing her naturally textured curls to spill over her shoulders and topping the look with a matching, oversized headpiece.
1. Sarah Jessica Parker
Sarah Jessica Parker brought the “wow” factor unlike any other when she stepped out at this year’s Met Gala wearing this rich golden dress. The heavy look was designed by Dolce & Gabbana and featured a metallic three-quarter-length-sleeve and a long train with red heart accents throughout. Jessica Parker is never one to play it safe when it comes to the Met Gala and this outfit definitely followed that trend. Her headpiece towered high above her head and she rocked long blonde extensions which reached past her waist and brought some serious drama.