The Met Gala, formally called the Costume Institute Gala and also known as the Met Ball, is an annual fundraising gala for the benefit of the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Costume Institute in New York City.
On the Met Gala red carpet you’ll find two kinds of people: those who strictly follow the theme and those who opt to ignore it completely.
And you can always count on one guest to take the dress code very seriously — Rihanna. For the last few years, she’s not only followed the dress code, but worn the most opulent, over-the-top creations imaginable
Riri stunned as she wore a papal mitre (a ceremonial head-dress of bishops) and an opulently bejeweled strapless mini dress with a matching collared robe that perfectly embodied the theme, “Heavenly Bodies: Fashion and the Catholic Imagination.”
This year’s theme is meant to explore the ways the Catholic church has inspired fashion designers, and she honored that history through her outfit by paying homage to traditional headwear and long, elaborately embroidered robes the clergy wears.
This is not the first time Rihanna’s Met Gala look shut down the carpet. She’s been wearing stop-and-stare gowns for so many years, and has cemented her red carpet status as Met Gala royalty.