Rihanna, Amal Clooney, and Donatella Versace Will Host the 2018 Met Gala

Rihanna, Amal Clooney, and Donatella Versace Will Host the 2018 Met Gala

This year's Met Gala will tackle the relationship between religion and fashion.

This year's Met Gala will tackle the relationship between religion and fashion.

Text: Jake Viswanath

Although it feels like the 2017 Met Gala only happened yesterday, we’re only six months out from the next annual gathering of the fashion and entertainment worlds’ most elite figures. This morning, Vogue announced that Amal Clooney, Rihanna, and Donatella Versace will host this year’s Gala, taking the reins from last year’s ringleaders Katy Perry, Pharrell Williams, Gisele Bündchen, and Tom Brady.

The theme of 2018 Met Gala was also revealed, confirming speculation that this year’s event will revolve around the topic of religion and how it intersects with fashion past and present. The official exhibition from the Costume Institute will be entitled “Heavenly Bodies: Fashion and the Catholic Imagination" and will be on view beginning May 10, 2018, across three Manhattan locations.

While Amal will take on hosting duties after only attending the event once, Rihanna and Donatella are practically Met Gala pros at this point, with the iconic fashion designer attending a whopping 16 times over the years. Having RiRi take over the event is an inspired choice considering her history of delivering stunning and instantly iconic looks since making her Met Gala debut in 2007, causing annual feverish anticipation. Most notably, her 3D origami Comme des Garçons gown from last year's Gala, paying tribute to Rei Kawakubo, was easily the standout look of the evening, and the event's most fitting tribute to the woman of the hour. We're already eagerly waiting to see how she'll incorporate this year's theme into her look.

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