What You Need to Know About This Year's Met Gala

  • What You Need to Know About This Year's Met Gala

What You Need to Know About This Year's Met Gala

The GRAMMY victor attended her first Met Gala after releasing her hit single, "Umbrella", in 2007, and over the years, she has slowly but surely secured her spot as a fashion icon, both on and off the red carpet-draped steps of the Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Getty Images is proud to have been selected by The Metropolitan Museum of Art and Vogue as the Gala's official photography partner".

Preparations for this year's Met Gala are fully underway and Madonna is already looking like a snack, teasing her beauty regime ahead of the prestigious event.

Though there has been speculation that the Met Gala established its age restriction because of this year's theme, "Heavenly Bodies: Fashion and the Catholic Imagination", the organizer confirmed to THR that decision wasn't based on the church. Take a look back at her fiercest Met Gala looks below.

The theme for the 2007 Met Gala was "Poiret: King of Fashion".

Ten years after her first Met Gala, Rihanna proved no look was too bold to rock.

Two years later after her Met Gala debut, she turned up for the 2009 Met Gala with the "The Model As Muse: Embodying Fashion". Here she is pictured attending the "Rei Kawakubo/Comme des Garcons: Art Of The In-Between" themed event in New York City on May 1, 2017. The theme for that year was "Schiaparelli and Prada: Impossible Conversations". "It will be a very big gown from one of my favourite designers and I will be wearing jewellery by a Chinese designer featuring Buddhist symbols", she says of her interpretation of the religious theme.

On the red carpet of the 2012 Met Gala, Rihanna went with an all-black ensemble that matched her now darker hair.

Will Rihanna dress up as a stained glass window?

"Fashion and religion have always been intertwined, mutually inspiring and informing one another", said curator Andrew Bolton in a statement on The Met's website.

"While some practicing Catholics might perceive certain fashions shown as indelicate or even offensive, and other Catholics and non-Catholics alike may be concerned that fashion is an unfitting and unseemly medium by which to convey ideas or reflect imagery related to the sacred and the divine, dress is fundamental to any discussion about religion", Bolton wrote in a blog post.