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5 highlights from tonight's Met Gala

The Met Gala is fashion's biggest night and this year's theme was "Heavenly Bodies: Fashion and the Catholic Imagination."
The gala, which is annually held on the first Monday in May, was hosted by Rihanna, Amal Clooney, Donatella Versace, Anna Wintour and Stephen and Christine Schwarzman.
Given the theme, there was a lot of religious imagery, complete with headpieces and lots of crosses.
Here are some of the takeaways:
  • Rihanna wore a papal crown and cape designed by Margiela.
  • Katy Perry wore 6-foot angel wings.
  • Rapper 2 Chainz popped the question to Kesha Ward, with whom he has three children. She said yes, though it was unclear if this was Epps' original proposal.
  • Kim Kardashian walked the carpet solo without her husband Kanye West. This comes as a bit of a surprise to fans who have become accustomed to seeing the fashionable duo at the gala for the past several years.
  • And finally, Cardi B wore a jeweled headpiece and plunging beaded gown at her first Met Gala red carpet.

This accessory topped all others tonight

Whether it was a crown, veil or a Pope's hat, the clear winner tonight was the headpiece.
Celebrities, including Madonna, Solange Knowles and a very pregnant Cardi B, wore the accessory to top off their elaborate gowns.
Here are some of the looks:
Solange Knowles
Joan Smalls
Priyanka Chopra 
Janelle Monáe
Lana Del Rey and Jared Leto



14 hr 55 min ago

The look: Jennifer Lopez




14 hr 48 min ago

Cardi B shows off her baby bump in shimmering gown

Cardi B rocked a headpiece and shimmering gown and train. She was joined by designer Jeremy Scott on the carpet tonight.



3 hr 38 min ago

The one person Anna Wintour will never invite to the Met Gala again

President Trump won't be receiving an invite to the Met Gala as long as Anna Wintour is running the show.
Wintour, Vogue's current editor, revealed that she would never invite Trump back to the gala while playing "Spill Your Guts or Fill Your Guts" on "The Late Late Show with James Corden" in October.
She had the option of dining on pickled pigs feet or naming the celebrity that would never again invite back to the gala.
Wintour quickly spilled the beans, responding, "Donald Trump."



15 hr 10 min ago

Kim Kardashian dazzles in gold

The Kardashians' matriarch, Kris Jenner, was also there.



12 hr 41 min ago

Elon Musk and Grimes arrive together

Tesla CEO Elon Musk and musician Grimes arrived together at this year's Met Gala.
The New York Post reported earlier today that the two are dating.



15 hr 27 min ago

The look: Nicki Minaj




15 hr 30 min ago

Lena Waithe brings pride to the Met Gala

Emmy winner Lena Waithe wore a rainbow-colored cape tonight.



15 hr 40 min ago

Mindy Kaling: "Watch the queen conquer"




15 hr 52 min ago

Kylie Jenner and Travis Scott wear all-black ensembles




15 hr 56 min ago

The look: Madonna




16 hr 2 min ago

This celebrity couple is draped in gold




13 hr 32 min ago

Meanwhile, Chrissy Teigen is at home waiting for her turn on the red carpet

Model Chrissy Teigen usually attends the Met Gala. But this year, the very pregnant Teigen is at home.
She shared this photo of her night:
She also channeled tonight's theme, "Heavenly Bodies: Fashion and the Catholic Imagination," with this updo:



14 hr 50 min ago

Sarah Jessica Parker's headpiece came with figurines

Sarah Jessica Parker just walked the carpet wearing an ornate headpiece that included figurines.
Check out her headpiece:
Here's a view of her massive train:



14 hr 53 min ago

Katy Perry is wearing huge angel wings

Pop star Katy Perry is wearing huge angel wings to the Met Gala tonight.
She and other stars donned elaborate accessories, including crowns, veils and a Pope's hat, to celebrate the gala's theme, "Heavenly Bodies: Fashion and the Catholic Imagination.



13 hr 29 min ago

2 Chainz just proposed on the carpet

From CNN's Chloe Melas
Rapper 2 Chainz, whose real name is Tauheed Epps, got down on one knee on the famous Met gala stairs and popped the question to Kesha Ward, with whom he has three children.
She said yes, though it was unclear if this was Epps' original proposal.
CNN has reached out to his representatives for comment.



16 hr 56 min ago

The look: Frances McDormand 




16 hr 50 min ago

Rihanna is wearing a hat like the one the Pope wears

Rihanna just donned a mitre, a hat worn by the Pope, to the Met Gala tonight in honor of this year's theme, "Heavenly Bodies: Fashion and the Catholic Imagination."
Rihanna is co-hosting the event with Anna Wintour, Donatella Versace and Amal Clooney.



17 hr 9 min ago

The look: Models Kate Moss and Amber Valletta




17 hr 22 min ago

Gigi Hadid shares a flashback photo from last year's gala

Model Gigi Hadid is excited about tonight's big event.
She shared this photo yesterday of her outfit from last year's Met Gala.



17 hr 17 min ago

Crowns, flowers and veils: It's all about accessories tonight 

Celebrities and the who's who of the fashion world are arriving tonight at the Met Gala.
And many are wearing hair accessories.
Here are some of the looks:
Rita Ora
Olivia Munn
Bella Hadid
Kate Bosworth
Kerry Washington



17 hr 43 min ago

Kim Kardashian shares photo from her Catholic school days

Tonight's theme for this year's Met Gala is "Heavenly Bodies: Fashion and the Catholic Imagination."
And it appears Kim Kardashian is getting in the spirit.
Kardashian shared this photo of her 8th grade self as a "Catholic school girl."
It's unclear if that was a clue about her ensemble tonight or just a flashback photo. Kardashian later tweeted this photo, keeping up the suspense over her Met Gala outfit:



17 hr 49 min ago

The look: Fashion icon Donatella Versace




17 hr 46 min ago

Anna Wintour walks the carpet

Anna Wintour, Vogue's current editor, and her daughter, Bee Shaffer, walked the carpet at tonight's Met Gala.
Wintour took over as chairwoman of the Met Gala in 1999, recruiting A-list honorary and co-chairs (including Beyoncé, Taylor Swift, Sarah Jessica Parker, and Tom Brady) and inviting everyone from Lil' Kim to Kim Kardashian to attract more attention to the event.



17 hr 47 min ago

Amal and George Clooney have arrived

George Clooney (L) and Amal Clooney attend the Heavenly Bodies: Fashion & The Catholic Imagination Costume Institute Gala at The Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 7, 2018 in New York City.
Amal and George Clooney have arrived at the Met Gala.
Amal Clooney, a prominent human rights lawyer, is co-hosting this year's event with Anna Wintour, Rihanna and fashion icon Donatella Versace.
Amal wore a corset with a floral-printed train and fitted slacks, while George donned a classic tuxedo.
Here's another look at her gown:



14 hr 52 min ago

President Trump has attended at least 8 Met Galas

President Trump likely won't be at this year's Met Gala — but he has attended at least eight times before.
He went in 2004 with his daughter Ivanka and his future wife, Melania Knauss:
He went back in 2005, a few months after their wedding:
Here are the Trumps at the Met Gala in 2006...
...And 2007...
...And 2008.
The couple went in 2010...
...and 2011...
...And 2012.



18 hr 21 min ago

Rihanna, Amal Clooney and Donatella Versace are hosting tonight

Fashion icon Donatella Versace, prominent human rights lawyer Amal Clooney and Grammy award winning artist Rihanna are co-hosting this year's Met Gala with Anna Wintour, Vogue reported.
Pharrell Williams, Katy Perry, Tom Brady, and Gisele Bündchen co-hosted the event last year
Here's a look at their past Met Gala looks:
Rihanna in 2017:
Donatella Versace in 2017:
Amal Clooney in 2015:



18 hr 25 min ago

These stars got ready hours before the gala

Celebrities took to social media to share photos of their prep work before tonight's big night.
Here's how they're getting ready:
Model Kate Moss took this glamorous shot before heading to the gala:
Model Ashley Graham got her nose hairs "zapped," and it looked painful:
Actress Lena Dunham showed us how exciting tonight will be:



22 hr 56 min ago

Arrivals start at 6:30 p.m. ET

Nicki Minaj attends the 2017 Met Gala in New York City.
Guests will start arriving at New York's Metropolitan Museum of Art around 6:30 p.m. ET for this year's Met Gala.
Our live coverage launches at 6 p.m. ET.



23 hr ago

A brief history of the Met Gala

Model Gisele Bundchen and Sean '. Diddy'Combs attend the 2003 Met Gala.
New York's Metropolitan Museum of Art's Costume Institute is the only curatorial department at the Met that has to finance its own activities — so the gala is its biggest fundraiser.
From 1948 to 1971, the benefit wasn't pegged to an exhibition, and was held off-site at the Waldorf Astoria or the Rainbow Room. Guests (mostly New York society types) indulged in fine dining and were entertained by "skits, raffles, and pageants of models in historic costume," according to the museum's records.
Former Vogue editor Diana Vreeland brought new glamor to the Costume Institute when she joined as a consultant in 1972. Vreeland curated some of the most ambitious and heavily publicized exhibitions in its history, and used the gala as an opportunity to inaugurate them. Her themes included "The Glory of Russian Costume" and "The World of Balenciaga."
Anna Wintour, Vogue's current editor, shifted the focus to celebrities when she took over as chairwoman in 1999, recruiting A-list honorary and co-chairs (including Beyoncé, Taylor Swift, Sarah Jessica Parker, and Tom Brady) and inviting everyone from Lil' Kim to Kim Kardashian to attract more attention to the event.

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