Just as some ladies at the Met Gala declared themselves saints, angels and queens, other ladies chose a more (faux) humble manner of capping off their hundred-thousand-dollar ensembles. Whether referencing madonnas, nuns or just modest church ladies and their head coverings, there was a distinct trend of taking the veil at this year’s Met Gala.
Cara Delevingne in Dior Couture
This being the Met Gala, some folks just had to interpret the look by going the Space Queen route, but we can’t say we don’t love this. It’s dark and mystical and has a vaguely religious undertone to it. There’s not a thing about it that’s literal or even overtly on point but we’ll take this over some standard pretty gown with a halo.
Diane Kruger in Prabal Gurung
Another look we loved that was somewhat adjacent to the theme but perfectly of a piece with it. There’s a vaguely Euro, vaguely Renaissance sort of opulence to it that really suits her and fits with the venue. We don’t mind the short skirt, but the proportions are a little off.
Juliette Binoche in Balmain
Sexy Golden Madonna realness. Can’t argue with any of this.
Kate Bosworth in Oscar de la Renta
It comes a bit too close to bridal, a problem that could have been avoided has this all been rendered in richer colors.
Kate Upton in Zac Posen
We’re under-impressed. The veil motif seems a bit half-assed. The color is an odd one for May, not to mention for the style. The fit isn’t so great and the cord sash doesn’t give it the opulence the look really needs.
Nicki Minaj in Oscar de la Renta
What really stood out to us about this look was how it represented a surprisingly rare choice for the night. So many people interpreting saints and angels and madonna figures, but only Miss Nicki thought to take a more Satanic approach. After all, devil figures are just as popular in Catholic iconography as angels are.
Olivia Munn in H&M Conscious Collection
Maybe this isn’t as high-impact as it could have been, but there’s something striking about it. We wish the dress had a little more design oomph to it, but if we’re being honest about it, we’d praise this look to the heavens on another red carpet. It may not be quite as dramatic as the night calls for, but it’s not nothing.
Priyanka Chopra in Ralph Lauren
This speaks of European Renaissance opulence with hints of orientalism, which makes it fairly perfect for her. As dramatic as that red velvet is, it’s just a bit much for this time of year. Still, if she wants to suffer for her fashion, we’re not the queens who’ll stand in her way. Sweat your way through, princess.
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