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Catholic-themed Met Gala sees celebrities in angelic, papal fashion

For many red-carpet lovers, fashion is a religion, and the Met Gala a high holy day — especially on Monday, May 7, 2018, when the star-studded event at the Metropolitan Museum of Art's Costume Institute celebrated its new exhibit, "Heavenly Bodies: Fashion and the Catholic Imagination."

Looking heavenly (if not exactly holy) — Olivia Munn (in gold chainmail "veil" matching her H&M Conscious dress); co-chair Amal Clooney (wearing full skirt and trousers by Brit up-and-comer Richard Quinn; Kerry Washington (in modest gold Ralph Lauren); the hip-hop trio Migos in their vibrant (Versace) take on the three magi; and Anne Hathaway (Valentino), Rita Ora (Prada) and Sza (pastel Versace) in halos, halos, halos.

So how hard is it to rock a halo, exactly? "I forget it's on till I run into someone's head," said Sza. Out-pope-ing everyone? Rihanna, of course, in a miter that may have been swiped from Pope Francis' closet.

And then there was Katy Perry, whose entrance startled Ariana Grande. "Oh, my God, it's an angel," Grande (wearing a Sistine Chapel-print Vera Wang) exclaimed in the midst of an E! TV interview. Yes, Perry went all out in custom Versace angel wings (pity the poor person who has to sit next to her at the banquet).

Don't worry, churchgoers, the Vatican has actually given this exhibit a papal thumbs up, loaning the museum 50 vestments and accessories, to be shown alongside 150 items by top designers. The idea is to show the subtle (and not-so-subtle) ways in which the style and shapes of religious garments have found their way into designer collections over the years.

Like that crucifix dominating Jennifer Lopez's hot look. "I feel lucky every day, but most lucky when I'm with her," said her beau, Alex Rodriguez. There's a man whose prayers were answered.

Blake Lively

Blake Lively attends the 2018 Met Gala.

Rihanna

Rihanna attends the 2018 Met Gala.

Cara Delevingne

Cara Delevingne attends the 2018 Met Gala.

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Mary-Kate Olsen and Ashley Olsen

Mary-Kate Olsen and Ashley Olsen make a rare public appearance at the 2018 Met Gala.

Anne Hathaway

Anne Hathaway attends the 2018 Met Gala.

Kerry Washington

Kerry Washington attends the 2018 Met Gala.

SZA

SZA attends the 2018 Met Gala.

Olivia Munn

Olivia Munn attends the 2018 Met Gala.

Priyanka Chopra

Priyanka Chopra attends the 2018 Met Gala.

Sarah Paulson

Sarah Paulson attends the 2018 Met Gala.

Cole Sprouse and Lili Reinhart

Cole Sprouse and Lili Reinhart attend the 2018 Met Gala.

Mary J. Blige

Mary J. Blige attends the 2018 Met Gala.

Sarah Jessica Parker and Andy Cohen

Sarah Jessica Parker and Andy Cohen attend the 2018 Met Gala.

Hailee Steinfeld

Hailee Steinfeld attends the 2018 Met Gala.

Salma Hayek

Salma Hayek attends the 2018 Met Gala.

Solange Knowles

Solange Knowles attends the 2018 Met Gala.

Tracee Ellis Ross

Tracee Ellis Ross attends the 2018 Met Gala.

Selena Gomez

Selena Gomez attends the 2018 Met Gala.

Miley Cyrus

Miley Cyrus attends the 2018 Met Gala.

Ariana Grande

Ariana Grande attends the 2018 Met Gala.

Emily Ratajkowski

Emily Ratajkowski attends the 2018 Met Gala.

Travis Scott and Kylie Jenner

Travis Scott and Kylie Jenner attend the 2018 Met Gala.

Jennifer Lopez

Jennifer Lopez attends the 2018 Met Gala.

Amanda Seyfried

Amanda Seyfried and Thomas Sadoski attend the 2018 Met Gala.

Kim Kardashian

Kim Kardashian arrives at the 2018 Met Gala.

Frances McDormand

Frances McDormand arrives at the 2018 Met Gala.

Nicki Minaj

Nicki Minaj attends the 2018 Met Gala.

Zendaya

Zendaya attends the 2018 Met Gala.

Madonna

Madonna makes an entrance at the 2018 Met Gala.

Janelle Monae

Janelle Monae is seen leaving the Mark Hotel in Manhattan for the 2018 Met Gala.

2 Chainz and Nakesha Ward

2 Chainz proposes to Nakesha Ward as they arrive at the 2018 Met Gala.

Ariana Grande

Ariana Grande arrives at the 2018 Met Gala.

Tom Brady and Gisele Bündchen

Tom Brady and Gisele Bündchen arrive at the 2018 Met Gala.

Lena Waithe

Lena Waithe arrives at the 2018 Met Gala.

Katy Perry

Katy Perry arrives at the 2018 Met Gala.

Chadwick Boseman

Chadwick Boseman arrives at the 2018 Met Gala.

Mindy Kaling

Mindy Kaling arrives at the 2018 Met Gala.

Greta Gerwig

Greta Gerwig arrives at the 2018 Met Gala.

Emma Stone

Emma Stone arrives at the 2018 Met Gala.

Kendall Jenner

Kendall Jenner attends the 2018 Met Gala.

Shailene Woodley

Shailene Woodley attends the 2018 Met Gala.

Alessandro Michele, Lana Del Rey and Jared Leto

Alessandro Michele, Lana Del Rey and Jared Leto attend the 2018 Met Gala.

Sarah Jessica Parker

Sarah Jessica Parker attends the 2018 Met Gala.

Lynda Carter

Lynda Carter arrives at the 2018 Met Gala.

Andrew Garfield

Andrew Garfield attends the 2018 Met Gala.

Amanda Seyfried

Amanda Seyfried attends the 2018 Met Gala.

Kate Bosworth

Kate Bosworth attends the 2018 Met Gala.

Zoë Kravitz

Zoë Kravitz attends the 2018 Met Gala.

Lili Reinhart

Lili Reinhart arrives at the 2018 Met Gala.

Uma Thurman

Uma Thurman attends the 2018 Met Gala.