Met Gala’s ‘blasphemous’ Catholic theme

A post over at CNBCNews contains photos of celebrities wearing costumes that deliberately mock Roman Catholics. MET Gala 2018: Heavenly Bodies was billed as a “celebration of God and beauty.” Pop star Rihanna came decked out in a short skirt and Pope-like mitre hat. Cardinal Dolan, the Archbishop of New York, attended the event. Reportedly, the Vatican provided items for a display on “religious fashions through the ages.” Not surprisingly, many Catholics voiced their outrage and chided celebs for wearing outfits that were blasphemous, disgusting, disrespectful, and accused them of “cultural appropriation” and hypocrisy.

Now to CNBC’s report:

MET Gala 2018: Heavenly Bodies

Last night the Metropolitan Museum of Art hosted the 2018 MET Gala with a star-studded guest list of celebs to celebrate the opening of Heavenly Bodies: Fashion and the Catholic Imagination

Celebs, dressed for the theme, arrived in stunning designs or outrageous costumes to mark the night that raises money for the Metropolitan Museum of Arts Costume Institute.

The following are some of the fashion highlights of the night. View article →