2001 Naomi Campbell included.
You guys. The Met Gala is on Monday! This year’s exhibit, “Heavenly Bodies: Fashion and the Catholic Imagination,” is, according to Vogue, “designed to create a dialogue between fashion and the masterworks of religious art in the museum’s holdings,” and will be presented at the Anna Wintour Costume Center and the Met’s medieval galleries, as well as in uptown NYC at the Cloisters.
We’ll be sharing a first look of the exhibit on Instagram tomorrow, and bringing you some some very glam getting ready and red carpet stories (stay tuned!) but to get in the spirit beforehand, we’re looking back at our favorite looks from years past—that iconic Rihanna look included.
“Is there anyone who hasn’t seen the pictures of Rihanna in Guo Pei’s fur-trimmed pink-lined yellow satin dress? The answer is no because it was iconic. The dress was handmade in two years by a single dressmaker, and Rihanna found it online when researching Chinese Couture designers. Looking like she just stepped out of a Renaissance painting hanging in the Met, Rihanna proved that there is no one like her; no one has or can come even close. André Leon Talley said it best when he first saw her on the red carpet: “I love seeing the girl with humble beginnings who turns into the big star.” A moment, a fantasy, a dress with a never-ending train. Just Rihanna being Rihanna.” —Tara Gonzalez