Themed parties are a challenge for most attendees but can you imagine dressing for the theme, “Heavenly Bodies: Fashion and the Catholic Imagination”?
Some took the route of robes and jewels, coated in heavy, gilded fabrics, paying homage to the Met Gala theme, while others went a more subtle route exploring gem tones and religious embellishments. Here’s some of my favorites from the Red Carpet.
Nick Jonas channeled the theme while still holding true to his personal style. Though the ensemble was less, shall we say flamboyant than other guests, the attention to detail
should not be overlooked. Nick’s Dolce & Gabbana single-breasted shawl lapel tuxedo in black silk brocade featured 24k gold thread and delicate hand-top stitching. His tasteful take on men’s jewelry added the finishing touch to his look and harmonized with the theme.
P.Diddy paid close attention to this year’s gala theme, and channeled the Pope himself. The up-and-coming fashion house, Musika Frère helped make his inspiration a reality. If the entirely white custom suit wasn’t a dead giveaway of his muse, surely his Lorraine Schwartz jewelry would make the statement.
Jared Leto has not been known for his subtle taste in fashion, needless to say he took this opportunity to show off his appreciation for ornate fashions. Leto attended in a head to toe Gucci ensemble, some are calling him “Gucci Jesus.” Every piece of this look adheres to the religious theme. Between his Virgin Mary blue suit, his brocade stole and the more obvious golden crown and shoulder length locks, Leto surely takes the prize home for the most “on theme” look for the evening.
The dynamic rapping trio, Migos never misses an opportunity to make a fashion statement. The group wore coordinated Versace suits, honoring their first hit single Versace and sticking true to theme the Italian fashion house, often pays reverence to the country’s primarily Catholic faith in their extravagant designs. They offset the decorative blazers with plain black trousers. This look doesn’t work for everyone, but certainly falls in line with their stylistic taste.
If Baroque-era aesthetic, all-white garb and crazy prints aren’t your forte, stick to well-made timeless classics. Take note from the likes of Bradley Cooper, Alex Rodriguez and George Clooney. You can never go wrong with a classic suit or tuxedo, they won’t go out of style and it’s incredibly difficult to look bad in a quintessential classic.