The Oscars of the fashion industry has arrived as the annual Met Gala takes place Monday night (May 7), at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City. Presented by American Vogue editor-in-chief Anna Wintour, the 2018 edition is co-hosted by Rihanna, human rights lawyer Amal Clooney (wife of George Clooney) and iconic designer Donatella Versace. The theme for this year’s extravaganza is “Heavenly Bodies: Fashion and the Catholic Imagination,” dictating sartorial-themed fashion choices for the invite-only soirée.

On the museum’s website, Costume Institute curator Andrew Bolton posted that despite this year’s theme potentially attracting controversy that “dress is fundamental to any discussion about religion.” He would later state, “although some might regard fashion as a frivolous pursuit far removed from the sanctity of religion, most of the vestments worn by the secular clergy and religious orders of the Catholic Church actually have their origins in secular dress.”

Many A-listers in entertainment and fashion will appear the Met Gala, arriving in over-the-top looks. Rihanna, Cardi B, Nicki Minaj, Solange Knowles, Diddy, A$AP Ferg, Donald Glover, Mary J. Blige, SZA, Migos, Rita Ora, Lana Del Rey, Jaden Smith and more donned some eye-catching and stylish outfits, showing off their grand and flamboyant style while posing for thousands of photographers. Check out photos from the star-studded event below.

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