Rihanna has been an unofficial queen of the Met Gala red carpet since her debut in 2007, consistently breaking the internet with daring and over the top ensemble. Now the Fenty Beauty darling is set to share co-hosting duties next year with Amal Clooney and Donatella Versace for what has become fashion’s biggest night.
The Metropolitan Museum of Art made the announcement earlier this week while revealing the 2018 Met Gala theme: “Heavenly Bodies: Fashion and the Catholic Imagination.” Set to be the biggest show to date, the spring exhibit will connect fashion and Catholic works of art on display in three different locations across New York and will feature over 150 Catholic-inspired designer items and 50 papal pieces on loan from the Vatican.
“Every show we do at the Costume Institute has that potential,” curator Andrew Bolton told the New York Times. “This one perhaps more than any other. But the focus is on a shared hypothesis about what we call the Catholic imagination and the way it has engaged artists and designers and shaped their approach to creativity, as opposed to any kind of theology or sociology. Beauty has often been a bridge between believers and unbelievers.”
The annual Met Gala will take place Monday, May 7, 2018. The accompanying exhibit will run May 10 through October 8, 2018.