The highlight of the 2018 Met Gala — or of all galas, ever? — came early in the night, when unofficial “Met Gala Queen” Rihanna stepped onto the red carpet wearing a pope hat! A freaking pearl- and crystal-embellished mitre! Bless us, Pope Rih.
This year’s uber-exclusive event is titled “Heavenly Bodies: Fashion and the Catholic Imagination,” and celebs seem to be loving the Catholic theme. Co-chair Anna Wintour showed up wearing custom Chanel, featuring a diamond rosary, and declared herself “Cardinal Chanel.” Jared Leto went as himself, which is to say that he dressed like Jesus. And Lily Collins wore black Givenchy with a red tear drawn on her face and a silver halo propped atop her head.
But we’re being disrespectful — back to our highest authority. Along with her Stephen Jones papal hat, Pope Rih wore a Maison Margiela by John Galliano gown, Christian Louboutin shoes, and Judith Leiber bag. While we previously believed it to be impossible, this holy aesthetic might beat out the avant-garde look she rocked at the 2017 Met Gala.