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08/05/2018 04:52 SAST | Updated 09/05/2018 18:24 SAST

Exclusive Met Gala Photos You Won't See Anywhere Else

This year’s theme was “Heavenly Bodies: Fashion and the Catholic Imagination.”

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The fashion industry’s most famous models and designers mingled with the entertainment industry’s biggest stars Monday night for the annual Costume Institute Gala at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York. 

The Met Gala marked the opening of the Costume Institute’s latest exhibition, “Heavenly Bodies: Fashion and the Catholic Imagination,” which also dictated the theme of the night’s dress code. 

As always, some attendees took things quite literally. Rihanna arrived in a silver-embellished papal ensemble, while Katy Perry dressed like an angel, complete with massive wings. Others, such as SZA, Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, Anne Hathaway and Rita Ora, were among the attendees who opted for halo-like headpieces to complement their outfits, while Madonna, Trevor Noah and Kim Kardashian wore crosses. 

Scroll through for exclusive photos of the most divine moments of the night ― you won’t see these photos anywhere else:  

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    George Clooney and Amal Clooney in Richard Quinn
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    Madonna in Jean Paul Gaultier 
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    Katy Perry in Versace
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    Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, left, and Lily Aldridge
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    Blake Lively in Versace
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    SZA in Versace
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    Salma Hayek and Francois-Henri Pinault 
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    ASAP Ferg
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    Donald Glover in Gucci
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    Bella Hadid in Gareth Pugh x Chrome Hearts
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    Cynthia Erivo
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    Gigi Hadid in Versace
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    Katy Perry
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    Alex Rodriguez and Jennifer Lopez in Balmain
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    Lili Reinhart custom H&M
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    Donald Glover in Gucci
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    Gigi Hadid in Versace
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    Rosie Huntington-Whiteley
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    Ariana Grande
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    Scarlett Johansson in Marchesa
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    Ariana Grande in Vera Wang
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    Katharine McPhee
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    Lisa Love
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    Mary J. Blige
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    Kim Kardashian in Versace
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    Rita Ora
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    Anne Hathaway in Valentino
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    Scarlett Johansson and Colin Jost
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    Paris Jackson in Stella McCartney
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    Anna Wintour in Chanel
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    Hamish Bowles, Frances McDormand, Pierpaolo Piccioli, Anne Hathaway and Adam Shulman
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    Janelle Monae in Marc Jacobs
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    Amanda Seyfried
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    Alessandro Michele and Lana Del Rey both in Gucci
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    Stephen Colbert and Jimmy Fallon
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    Zendaya in custom Versace
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    Lily Collins
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    Amber Heard in Carolina Hererra
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    Kim Kardashian in Versace
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    Kate Bosworth in Oscar de la Renta
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    Trevor Noah
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    Nicki Minaj in Oscar de la Renta
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    Juliette Binoche 
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    Selena Gomez in custom Coach
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    Miley Cyrus in Stella McCartney
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    Rosie Huntington-Whiteley
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    Winnie Harlow in Tommy Hilfiger
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    Nicki Minaj
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    Kylie Jenner
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    Ruby Rose
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    Jasmine Sanders in custom H&M
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    Sarah Jessica Parker in Dolce & Gabbana
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    Emilia Clarke in Dolce & Gabbana
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    Zoe Kravitz in Saint Laurent
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    Doutzen Kroes
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    Rihanna in Maison Margiela
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    Olivia Munn in custom H&M
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    Idris Elba and Sabrina Dhowre
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    Cara Delevingne in Dior Haute Couture
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    Madonna in Jean Paul Gaultier with Jean Paul Gaultier
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    Salma Hayek in Altuzarra
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    Travis Scott and Kylie Jenner in Alexander Wang
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    Lena Dunham 
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    Kate Bosworth in Oscar de la Renta
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    Frances McDormand in Valentino
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    Paris Jackson, Stella McCartney and Miley Cyrus, all in Stella McCartney
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    Ansel Elgort and Shailene Woodley 
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    Mary-Kate Olsen and Ashley Olsen
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    Quavo, Takeoff and Offset of Migos, all in Versace 
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    Stella Maxwell in Moschino
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    Nicki Minaj in Oscar de la Renta
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    Elon Musk and Grimes
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    Cara Delevingne and Adwoa Aboah
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    Lana Del Rey and actor Jared Leto both in Gucci
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    Kim Kardashian in Versace
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    Bella Hadid in Gareth Pugh x Chrome Hearts
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    Solange Knowles in Iris van Herpen
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    Jeremy Scott and Cardi B in Moschino
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    Shawn Mendes and Hailey Baldwin in Tommy Hilfiger
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    Emily Ratajkowski in Marc Jacobs
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    Rihanna in Maison Margiela
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    Dakota Fanning in Miu Miu
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    Lena Waithe in custom Carolina Hererra
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    Hailee Steinfeld in Prabal Gurung

CORRECTION: A previous version of this story stated Madonna wore a design by Marc Jacobs for Louis Vuitton. In fact, she wore a Jean Paul Gaultier ensemble. 

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