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|8 May|3mins

Must-Have accessories from the Met Gala you can actually wear

We don’t want a crystal encrusted pope hat, we NEED one
Eliza Concepcion
8 May
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The Met Gala red carpet is unlike any other. Donned in the most extravagant outfits designers have to offer, A-list celebrities ascend the steps of the Metropolitan Museum of Arts to open the annual costume exhibit and boy, do they go all out for it. This year the theme “Heavenly Bodies: Fashion and the Catholic Imagination” explored religious iconography and its influence in fashion, and surprisingly, there were some pretty wearable trends to be taken away from it (don’t worry, we’re not resurrecting rosary bead necklaces from the early noughties).

Insider
|8 May|3mins

Must-Have accessories from the Met Gala you can actually wear

We don’t want a crystal encrusted pope hat, we NEED one
Eliza Concepcion
8 May
Share:

The Met Gala red carpet is unlike any other. Donned in the most extravagant outfits designers have to offer, A-list celebrities ascend the steps of the Metropolitan Museum of Arts to open the annual costume exhibit and boy, do they go all out for it. This year the theme “Heavenly Bodies: Fashion and the Catholic Imagination” explored religious iconography and its influence in fashion, and surprisingly, there were some pretty wearable trends to be taken away from it (don’t worry, we’re not resurrecting rosary bead necklaces from the early noughties).

Rihanna for the 2018 Met Gala, at the Metropolitan Museum of Art via Getty Images

OK so Rihanna’s bejewelled pope outfit might have gone a little over the top but a closer look at her shoes reveals those pearl beads are in fact a DIY add-on. Could this mean anklets are back in? Or will we just see more Mary-Janes about?

Travis Scott and Kylie Jenner for the 2018 Met Gala, at the Metropolitan Museum of Art via Getty Images

On the other end of the spectrum, new mumma Kylie and partner Travis Scott went a little more low-key for their first red carpet debut together with matching black outfits. But of course low-key for Kylie includes tiny, jewelled sunglasses that you can’t actually see out of. Props to her for making it work but we’re sticking to styles that are both fashionable and functional.

Migos for the 2018 Met Gala, at the Metropolitan Museum of Art via Getty Images

Speaking of shades, the Migos members rocked up wearing designer specs, brightly printed blazers and a whole lot of bling on their fingers. It’s about time men got more adventurous with their style, but if you’re not on their level yet, you could at least upgrade your dollar store finds for a pair of these premium designs.

Jasmine Sanders for the 2018 Met Gala, at the Metropolitan Museum of Art via Getty Images

We were joking when we said we needed a crystal encrusted pope hat but we couldn’t feature Met Gala accessories without mentioning a few of the extreme headpieces of the night. Almost everyone was wearing one, from Kate Bosworth’s wedding veil, to SZA’s star-spangled showstopper and Rosie Huntington-Whiteley’s literal halo. Could this mean we’ll see fascinators on a regular basis? Who knows, but lets hope Sarah Jessica Parker’s nativity scene crown stays in the costume wardrobe. One look that stood out - not for actually being the most in-your-face but for being the one hair trend we do want to try - is Jasmine Sanders’ rose-entwined braid. If this Rapunzel-inspired hair-do doesn’t make you want to grow out your last-season lob then who knows what will.

Eliza Concepcion
Fashion Editor
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