The Met Gala, the charity event for the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Costume Institute, is considered to be the highlight of the New York social calendar, attracting fashion designers and stars around the world.
It is known for its expensive tickets, exclusive guest list, extravagant outfits, which are based on a different theme each year.
This year, the theme is Heavenly Bodies: Fashion, and the Catholic Imagination, that show how Catholicism has influenced fashion in the course of history.
Celebrities hit the red carpet on Monday night sporting a papal-inspired dresses, chainmail costumes reminiscent of the Crusades and the singer Katy Perry case – oversized angel wings.
“Fashion and religion have long been intertwined, mutually challenging, and informing one another,” curator Andrew Bolton said in a statement on the Met website.
“Even though this relationship has been complex and sometimes contested, has produced some of the most original and innovative creations in the history of fashion.”