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Pop Culture Queens and Kings Attend Met Gala in Heavenly Attire

Pop Culture Queens and Kings Attend Met Gala in Heavenly Attire

The Met Gala, the annual fundraising gala for the benefit of the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Costume Institute in New York City, always draws the biggest names on the planet. It’s a fancy show for celebrities to attend, and a way for them to essentially do cosplay. It’s only fair, as thousands of fans cosplay as them so often for conventions. This is their chance to become living art, in a way that most awards ceremonies and premieres would frown upon. The theme for this year’s Gala is “Heavenly Bodies,” and it refers to “Fashion and the Catholic Imagination.” This allowed for some truly divine attire (sorry about that one). Here are some of the most memorable ensembles:

The original 70’s Wonder Woman herself, Lynda Carter showed up looking like the geek royalty that she absolutely is…

Speaking of royalty…all bow before the king of Wakanda, Chadwick Boseman.

…and while we’re still on the subject of royals, Game of Thrones’ very own Mother of Dragons, Emilia Clarke, is making us all bend the knee.

Spider-Man: Homecoming star Zendaya slays in this Joan of Arc inspired look. Someone greenlight a new Joan biopic please!

She may play the X-Men’s resident badass Psylocke, but here Olivia Munn is also channeling some Joan of Arc realness.

The amazing Janelle Monae showed up with her designer, Marc Jacobs

Everyone’s celebrity crush since the release of Get Out, the dapper Daniel Kaluuya arriving on the red carpet…

Kate Bosworth, who looks as much like a Lord of the Rings elf princess as she does a Catholic saint.

Giving us the dark side of religion, Lily Collins is a goth queen fit for an ancient cathedral (and a Sith temple).

He may no longer be Spider-Man, but Andrew Garfield can come still come to our rescue any time…

Not sure how Catholic this is, but Lena Waithe’s rainbow colored pride cape is beyond fierce…

Ladies and gentlemen, Pope Rihanna the First..

Lana Del Rey and Jared Leto really took the theme seriously.

Donald Glover, looking as smooth as Lando would.

Not to be outdone by anyone it seems, pop royalty Katy Perry worked some massive angel wings into her outfit. Hope the event doesn’t get too crowded inside….

Sarah Jessica Parker was serious about the theme this year…

Frances McDormand might win the night with this…

Aquaman‘s queen of the sea Mera, Amber Heard, looks like a queen in real life in this striking look. We’re living!

You may make your confessions of sinful thoughts about Michael B. Jordan now, or we will smite you…

And she may play a robot on Westworld, but Evan Rachel Wood is angelic on the red carpet..

It’s a Marvel/Star Wars mash-up, as Letitia Wright and John Boyega arrive together…

Points go to Cara Delevingne for wearing clothing inspired not by Catholic imagery, but actual Catholic architecture. Well done.

Solange mixed old school religion with high tech future and we are so here for it.

And finally, the Queen of Pop herself, Madonna, who has been rocking Catholic imagery as fashion for 35 years now. If anyone had to show up to this year’s event, it was her… and she delivered. She also performed at the Gala, singing (what else?) “Like A Prayer.”

What do you make of this year’s wild red carpet looks? Be sure to let us know what you think down below in the comments.

Images: Marvel Studios / HBO

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