Celebrities Stun with Elaborate Outfits at the Met Gala

Katie Jones, Reporter

The Met Gala, also known as, “The Oscars of Fashion,” captivated outsiders with the endless magnificent looks. The “Heavenly Bodies” theme was clear as celebrities wore their most elegant outfits yet.

Magazines, such as People and Vogue, have composed best dressed lists from the Met Gala, including stars such as Rihanna, Sarah Jessica Parker, and Bella Hadid remain at the top of several lists. The spontaneity and uniqueness of each individual outfit is just what puts each costume at the top of these prestigious lists.


Rihanna’s look blew up all over social media topping all her previous Met Gala looks. She took the Heavenly Bodies theme very seriously, resembling a Catholic Pope. Rihanna was front and center on the carpet and on many news platforms.

According to The New York Times, Rihanna wore a Margiela corset underneath a large robe. She accessorized with a beaded bishop’s hat, a cross necklace, and sky high heels.

Vogue captures a stunning picture of Rihanna strutting up the stairs in her Margiela robe. Out of all the outfits at the venue, this has gained the most publicity. (Vogue)

Blake Lively

Blake Lively’s look contrasted the neutral colors of most outfits with her deep red gown and emerald green jewels. Her Versace gown reportedly took 600 hours to make, according to USmagazine. In addition to her dress, her clutch hid a secret message. Lively’s love for her family was displayed on her custom made clutch, each letter standing for her children and husband.

The photo shows the colorful clutch Blake Lively carries at the met Gala. The “B” standing for Blake, “I” standing for her two month old daughter Ines, “R” for her husband, and “J” for her other daughter, James. (US Magazine)

Katy Perry

Katy Perry looked angelic with her golden Versace dress and thigh high boots, but it was her wings that were turning heads. The white feathery wings were far taller and wider than her, but they did not get in the way of her confidence. The New York Times shared Katy Perry’s opinion on her look, “I feel very angelic. Celestial. Ethereal.”

Katy Perry poses in gold boots, a gold dress, and large white feathery wings. Her wings are accented with gold to tie the entire look together. (Vogue)

Ariana Grande

Singer Ariana Grande made her Met Gala debut wearing a dress by Vera Wang. According to Time, Grande’s dress was inspired by the background of Michelangelo’s The Last Judgement painting inside the Sistine chapel in Vatican City. Her look was topped off with one her iconic bows, this one being more elegant than her usual day to day pick.

Ariana Grande poses with her designer, Vera Wang. The dress had multiple layers with solid tulling underneath the pattern. (Harpers Bazaar)

Bella Hadid

Though most people went for a more pastel, royal, or gold scheme, Bella Hadid went for an black, edgy, tight dress by Chrome Hearts. Because the dress was so simple, the accessories were everything for Hadid’s look. Harpers Bazaar gives a rundown on Hadid’s look, she wore a long veil, leather jacket, latex top, and fingerless gloves.

Bella Hadid keeps her look edgy in all look and serious expression. The little touches, like the fingerless gloves and embroidered crosses, embroidered on the dress are what make her look.
(Harpers Bazaar)


Zendaya wowed in her armour inspired outfit on the red carpet by Versace. Her outfit featured a belt with spikes and a long silver train. US Magazine focuses on how she perfectly rendered Saint Joan of Arc. With the exception of a few diamond rings, Zendaya avoided statement jewelry, but wore an orange wig instead.

Zendaya’s Versace dress is one of a king with the silver armour and spikes. She completes her look a few bright rings and an orange wig. (Vogue)

Sarah Jessica Parker

After not attending last years Met Gala, Sarah Jessica Parker fulfilled the Catholic theme by wearing a nativity scene headpiece. The headpiece was intricate with the Christian figures inside the bejeweled, castle-like crown. Though the headpiece was the focus of her costume, she paired it with a dress of the same design.  

Sarah Jessica Parker balances a large headpiece to make her look stand out. Parker’s headpiece is accompanied by a large arrangement of flowers and diamond earrings. (Fox News)