Rihanna takes things literally
Rihanna, one of this year's hostesses, looked as if she had turned her head through the Pope's closet and taken the most fabulous pieces. A massive headdress, a heavily beaded mini dress with skirt and a short jacket and a crucifix necklace in the style of Maison Margiela Artisanal
The superstar took a selfie on the red carpet for goose bumps with the model Ashley Graham and Eva Chen, the director for fashion partnerships on Instagram. When the singer SZA noticed Rihanna, she was visibly noisy and pulled the stairs up to her.
"The things we do, darling."
Bella Hadid, wearing Chrome Hearts, said the best part of her night I saw Anna Wintour: "I always get really, really stars when I see them." Her black headdress was attached to her floor-length veil and train. "It's sewn into my head," she said. "The things we do, sweetheart."
A Warrior Searches for Olivia Munn and a Little Bloodshed
Olivia Munn, wearing a heavy golden H & M dress and chain mail, said the look was inspired by the crusades. "They had to sew me on the way here," Ms. Munn said, adding that she had been getting ready since 10:30 in the morning. The ride was not without a little bloodshed. Before they arrived on the red carpet, one of the limbs of the dress split and cut her leg into pieces. She pulled her dress aside to reveal blood. "It's just a little nick," she said. "It happens."
On the subject, Ms. Munn said: "It is interesting because the religious theme allows more people to move from different places," such as the Virgin Mary and Madonna, she said.
Fancy pants and a bold flower splendor on Amal Clooney
George and Amal Clooney, a co-host of this year's Met Gala, were this year's A-list early risers. Ms. Clooney wore a Richard Quinn creation: a silver, strapless, corset-topped top with dark skinny trousers and a silver and pink patterned train that rippled like a foil. Her hair was tied into a ponytail.
The couple welcomed the twins Alexander and Ella in June. Where were the babies? "They're under the dress," joked Mr. Clooney, who turned 57 yesterday.
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What is the Met Gala anyway? Called "the party of the year", "the Oscars of the East Coast" and "an ATM for the Met," the annual party, always on the first Monday in May, is an opportunity for stars to push the boundaries of fashion and credit to press. Tickets cost $ 30,000 each. A table costs $ 275,000. All proceeds go to the Costume Museum of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the museum's only curatorial department, which finances itself.
What happens inside?
It's a secret! For the past three years, posting on social media has been banned for the red carpet. As Vanessa Friedman, chief fashion critic at The New York Times, writes: "There is a line of reception with the hosts, and guests have to come by and kiss them, then the guests visit the exhibition (or at least the role in the Met) on their way to the cocktail party, so they are theoretically forced to experience some culture, after the cocktail they are invited to dinner, and there is always some conversation (last year was Katy Perry.)
The expected guests of this Year
Cardi B Greta Gerwig Tiffany Haddish Frances McDormand Kim Kardashian West with sisters Kendall and Kylie Jenner  Mitt and Ann Romney Chadwick Boseman Princess Beatrice Zendaya and hundreds more
Anna Wintour the editor of American Vogue u nd the artistic director of Condé Nast, since 1999 the president of the gala. This year's co-chairs are Amal Clooney, Rihanna and Donatella Versace .
No invitation for Trump
And in case you are wondering, President Donald Trump will not be one of them. He was a regular in the past – and suggested at the 2006 Gala Melania – but last fall, Ms. Wintour told the late presenter James Corden that President Trump was finally leaving the guest list.