08 May 2018

The Met Gala 2018

Every year, the first Monday in May, The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York host a fundraising gala we all know and love as The Met Gala. It’s one of the most important and prestigious events in the fashion calendar as it marks the grand opening of the annual fashion exhibition which is hosted at the museum. Each year showcases different themes; 1973 invited to The World of Balenciaga, last year paid a tribute to Japanese designer Rei Kawakubo of Commes Des Garcons and this year’s theme was Heavenly bodies: Fashion and The Catholic Imagination.

The Met Gala is visited by every big celebrity you could think of; from designers to models, actors and actresses, all dressed to match the theme of the exhibition. Wearing everything from Dolce & Gabbana to Louis Vuitton and Moschino, this year’s Gala invited to an incredible mix of designer show pieces, from Fancy Pope to gothic lace and godly gold.

Here are a few of the trends we spotted at the Met Gala 2018.

Ravishing Reds

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Red has always been a favourite on the carpets, but the fact that the same shade of red (blood red, to be exact) was seen, is no coincidence. Whilst Anne Hathaway opted for a more voluptuous saga by Valentino, figure-hugging silhouettes seemed to be a preferred style amongst the other celebrities.

Glamorous Gold

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Chainmail, plunging neckline and long trains, the gold dresses at the Met Gala didn’t disappoint. An overall minimalist styling across all, but amongst Kim Kardashian’s Versace piece, high-street giant H&M proved they also belonged at the gala, dressing both Jasmine Sanders and Olivia Munn.  

Gorgeous Goth 

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Black is always the preferred colour amongst the models, and this year was no different as both Cara Delavigne and Bella Hadid went for a gothic look to fit the theme. Lace and sheer panels was the dominant trend and Madonna went all-out gothic queen, dressed in Jean Paul Gaultier

Jewelled Headpieces 

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Probably the biggest accessory for this years Met Gala – the head piece. From angellic a la Winnie Harlow in Tommy Hilfiger, Sarah Jessica Parker wearing an entire Nativity scene on her head, to show-stopping (no surprises there) Rihanna, showing up in Margiela as the fanciest pope we’ve seen?

All images courtesy of Getty.

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About the author

Nelly Gergi is the Content Editor for Pure London. Born in Stockholm with roots in Lebanon, she moved to London to study and graduated London College of Fashion with a BA degree in Fashion Journalism.

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