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Behold The Most Amazing Looks To Walk The Met Gala Red Carpet

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This year’s Met Gala had a heavenly theme — and the looks were stunning

While I sat on the couch last night donning my best hole-y sweatpants purchased from a local TJ Maxx, celebrities took to the Met Gala red carpet in couture ensembles both stunning and thought-provoking. It’s all about art, so in the spirit of creativity, famous faces posed for the camera in looks you won’t find in any store.

The Met Gala, which was once called the Costume Institute Gala and is also known as the Met Ball, is a yearly event held to raise funds for the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Costume Institute. This year’s theme was “Heavenly Bodies: Fashion and the Catholic Imagination”, which explains why Rihanna looked not only amazing, but a little bit Papal.

Let’s start with Amal Clooney, the event’s co-host (as appointed by Condé Nast artistic director Anna Wintour along with Rihanna and Donatella Versace). Clooney, a world-renowned human rights lawyer who’s currently a visiting professor at Columbia Law School, bristles at the idea that she can’t be both a brilliant attorney and a fan of fanciful fashions. For her Vogue cover story this month, she tells the magazine, “I hate the idea that you somehow, as a human being, have to be put in a box. There’s no reason why lawyers can’t be fun—or actresses can’t be serious.”

NEW YORK, NY – MAY 07: Met Gala Co-host Amal Clooney and George Clooney attend the Heavenly Bodies: Fashion & The Catholic Imagination Costume Institute Gala at the Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 7, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by George Pimentel/Getty Images)

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Look. At. Her. There’s pants underneath her metallic floral print Richard Quinn-designed ensemble and she’s absolutely slaying it. George knows it’s not his night and he’s appropriately blending in wearing a plain black tux (well…as much as George Clooney can blend in).

NEW YORK, NY – MAY 07: Amal Clooney and George Clooney at Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 7, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Jackson Lee/Getty Images)

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Event co-host Rihanna took to the red carpet in a bejeweled hat and mini dress with matching train, all by Maison Margiela Artisanal.

NEW YORK, NY – MAY 07: Rihanna attends the Heavenly Bodies: Fashion & The Catholic Imagination Costume Institute Gala at The Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 7, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by John Shearer/Getty Images for The Hollywood Reporter)

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She blessed us with her presence, honestly.

NEW YORK, NY – MAY 07: Rihanna attends the Heavenly Bodies: Fashion & The Catholic Imagination Costume Institute Gala at Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 7, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by George Pimentel/Getty Images)

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Speaking of blessings, behold actual angel Blake Lively in her custom Versace gown she reportedly had to ride a party bus to accommodate. I would trip on that train pretty much immediately, so huge props to her for owning this intimidating lewk.

NEW YORK, NY – MAY 07: Blake Lively attends “Heavenly Bodies: Fashion & the Catholic Imagination”, the 2018 Costume Institute Benefit at Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 7, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Taylor Hill/Getty Images)

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Kim Kardashian was very Kim Kardashian in a gorgeous, curve-accentuating Atelier Versace gown with cross embellishments. In gold, of course.

NEW YORK, NY – MAY 07: Kim Kardashian attends Heavenly Bodies: Fashion & The Catholic Imagination Costume Institute Gala a the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City. (Photo by Rabbani and Solimene Photography/Getty Images)

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Also representing Atelier Versace was Katy Perry. She was extremely on-theme with the whole “heavenly bodies” thing, wearing literal angel wings.

NEW YORK, NY – MAY 07: Katy Perry attends the Heavenly Bodies: Fashion & The Catholic Imagination Costume Institute Gala at The Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 7, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Dia Dipasupil/WireImage)

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Cardi B was looking very regal in her Moschino gown that perfectly accommodated her growing baby bump. She finished off the look with gloves, headpiece, and matching train.

NEW YORK, NY – MAY 07: Cardi B attends the Heavenly Bodies: Fashion & The Catholic Imagination Costume Institute Gala at Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 7, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by George Pimentel/Getty Images)

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Frances McDormand positively stunned in a Valentino gown topped with a dramatic Philip Treacy headpiece.

NEW YORK, NY – MAY 07: Frances McDormand attends the Heavenly Bodies: Fashion & The Catholic Imagination Costume Institute Gala at The Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 7, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by John Shearer/Getty Images for The Hollywood Reporter)

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Diane Kruger also brought the drama in her Prabal Gurung gown. That train though.

NEW YORK, NY – MAY 07: Diane Kruger attends Heavenly Bodies: Fashion & The Catholic Imagination Costume Institute Gala at the Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 7, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Karwai Tang/Karwai Tang/Getty Images)

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Actress, producer, and writer Lena Waithe (is there anything she can’t do?) made a powerful Pride statement in her suit and cape by Carolina Herrera. The night’s Catholic theme was beautifully reimagined by Waithe, who wore the Pride flag to celebrate the LGBTQ community.

NEW YORK, NY – MAY 07: Lena Waithe attends “Heavenly Bodies: Fashion & the Catholic Imagination”, the 2018 Costume Institute Benefit at Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 7, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Taylor Hill/Getty Images)

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Ariana Grande looked every inch an actual work of art in her Vera Wang ball gown that featured a painting of Michelangelo’s “The Last Judgement,” which is on the back wall of the Sistine Chapel.

NEW YORK, NY – MAY 07: Ariana Grande attends “Heavenly Bodies: Fashion & the Catholic Imagination”, the 2018 Costume Institute Benefit at Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 7, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Taylor Hill/Getty Images)

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Nicki Minaj made a (purposely) sinful statement on a night of angelic ensembles with a deep red Oscar de la Renta gown with matching train. “I’m the bad guy and I wanted to make sure the bad guy was here,” she said.

NEW YORK, NY – MAY 07: Nicki Minaj attends Heavenly Bodies: Fashion & The Catholic Imagination Costume Institute Gala a the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City. (Photo by Rabbani and Solimene Photography/Getty Images)

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Also going the red route was actress Anne Hathaway in Valentino Haute Couture.

NEW YORK, NY – MAY 07: Anne Hathaway attends the Heavenly Bodies: Fashion & The Catholic Imagination Costume Institute Gala at The Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 7, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/MG18/Getty Images for The Met Museum/Vogue)

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In the spirit of ending on a high note, please prepare yourself for the glory that is Mindy Kaling looking like the absolute queen she is in a Vassilis Zoulias gown and crown by Greek designer Pericles Kondylatos. All hail the freaking queen.

NEW YORK, NY – MAY 07: Mindy Kaling attends the Heavenly Bodies: Fashion & The Catholic Imagination Costume Institute Gala at Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 7, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by George Pimentel/Getty Images)

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