Rihanna to Host the 2018 Met Gala and The Best Dressed Celebrities
Rihanna has attended the event seven times, performed twice, and, earlier this year, she was praised for being one of only a handful of attendees who truly embraced the 2017 gala’s theme, “Rei Kawakubo/Comme des Garçons: Art of the In-Between.
Rihanna’s undefeated excellence at the art of dressing for the Met Gala has long been the admiration of both the industry and the Internet; Vogue editor Andre Leon Talley called her regal yellow (and undeniably meme-worthy) Guo Pei cape from the 2015 gala “the best Met Gala red carpet dress of all time” and with tonight’s look, it appears that Ri will be keeping her crown as the ultimate Met Gala attendee.
It’s a fact universally acknowledged that Rihanna is the queen of the annual Met Gala, so obviously she topped all previous looks by going full-on Pope for the 2018 ball in an apropos nod to the night’s theme, Heavenly Bodies: Fashion and the Catholic Imagination.
Rihanna, Amal Clooney and Donatella Versace have been selected by Vogue’s Editor in Chief Anna Wintour to help chair this year’s event. She has been hosting the Gala since 1995, but this may be her last year if rumours about her leaving Vogue prove to be true.
It’s probably safe to assume that Rihanna throws incredible parties. And in just a few short months, we’ll get to see her in action, when she hosts the 2018 Met Gala alongside Amal Clooney and Donatella Versace, according to Vogue.
Last year’s hosts were Katy Perry, Pharrell Williams, Gisele Bundchen, and Tom Brady. In the years before that, celebs from all across the entertainment and fashion spectrum, including Taylor Swift, Marc Jacobs, and Jennifer Lawrence, have joined Wintour in cohosting the glamorous event.