The 2018 Met Gala aka fashion’s biggest night, held on Monday night. The event signals the opening of the Costume Institute’s annual exhibit and is known for its elaborate red carpet, buzzing with celebrities and fashion people.

The theme of this year’s celebration was “Heavenly Bodies: Fashion & The Catholic Imagination” – an over the top representation of Sunday best (the dress code) with references from the Roman Catholic Church.

Celebrities hit the red carpet with papal-inspired gowns, Knights costumes and in singer Solange‘s case -an angel warrior ensemble complete with a halo.

From Alek Wek‘s mosaic-inspired H&M dress which drew inspiration from religious artwork and church décor Ethiopian-born Irish actress- Ruth Negga‘s first Holy Communion-esque white dress with silver sequins, Check out what the African Stars in Hollywood wore to the Oscars of Fashion.

Alek Wek

Wearing H&M

Ruth Negga 

Wearing Louis Vuitton

Issa Rae

Wearing Micheal Kors

Daniel Kaluuya 

Wearing Prada suit

Adut Akech Bior

Wearing Maison Valentino

John Boyega

Virgil Abloh

Wearing Louis Vuitton

Cynthia Erivo 

Wearing Maison Valentino

Tiffany Hadish 


Photo Credit: Getty Images/John Shearer/ Neilson Barnard/George Pimentel/ Taylor Hill/ Mike Coppola/MG18/Andrew Toth