Blake Lively arriving at the Met Gala Heavenly Bodies: Fashion and the Catholic Imagination in New York City in a magisterial red and gold gown - May 7, 2018 Blake Lively arriving at the Met Gala Heavenly Bodies: Fashion and the Catholic Imagination in New York City in a magisterial red and gold gown - May 7, 2018

This Met Gala trend evoked nothing less than an altar in all its gilded splendor.

Gold is an important symbol in Catholicism, so it was an appropriate and popular choice among celebs who turned up for the biggest costume ball of 2018 dressed according to the theme, “Heavenly Bodies: Fashion and the Catholic Imagination.” Combined with another of the night’s most brilliant trends, cardinal red, the star studded stairway at times resembled a church altar.

In curve-hugging Versace, Kim Kardashian was among those who opted to swathe themselves in liquescent gold. Anne Hathaway, Cindy Crawford, and Nicki Minaj, on the other hand, donned bright red for the evening.

Combining both glowing elements, Sarah Jessica Parker and Blake Lively stole the show in incredibly regal gowns trailed by voluminous trains. While Blake’s Versace masterpiece was predominantly deep red and etched with rich gold embroidery, SJP’s Dolce & Gabbana confection featured red hearts scattered over its golden folds. — jas