It’s that time of the year again for “fashion’s biggest night out”, where Hollywood’s brightest stars deck themselves in the most head-turning of outfit choices. Against the backdrop of outlandish imagery inspired by the theme of Heavenly Bodies: Fashion & The Catholic Imagination, this year’s Met Gala saw plenty of iconic pairings gracing the red carpet. From Shawn Mendes and Hailey Baldwin’s swoon-worthy couple debut to 2 Chainz’ extra AF proposal to his longtime girlfriend, the annual fashion extravaganza is shaping up to be the most show-stopping one yet.
KYLIE JENNER AND SELENA GOMEZ REUNITED
If you’ve been keeping up with the Kardashians, you’d know that the youngest Jenner wasn’t exactly on good terms with the ‘Kill Em With Kindness’ diva. Back in 2014, it was reported that the two had fallen out as a result of the Jenners’ continued contact with Selena Gomez’s on-and-off beau, Justin Bieber. Whether or not those rumours ring true, Kylie and Selena seem to have made up, and look closer than ever. Looks like the holy theme has brought out the best in everyone! #sistersbeforemisters
THERE’S NOTHING HOLDIN’ SHAWN MENDES BACK
While we were aware that Shawn Mendes has been cosying up to Hailey Baldwin recently, the exact nature of their relationship was never confirmed. That is, until the rumoured lovebirds showed up with their arms comfortably wrapped around each other at the New York Metropolitan Art Museum, making their relationship red carpet official. The Canadian crooner looked dashing in his sleek maroon suit as he walked down the red carpet hand-in-hand with the model, sporting a gorgeous dusty rose ‘do adorned with white flowers. While this may be somewhat sad news to Shawn diehards, do not despair – we sense an album full of love songs coming up!
ALL HAIL LANA DEL REY AND JARED LETO
Everybody looked heavenly, but what really caused our jaws to drop was Lana Del Rey and Jared Leto’s godly ensembles. Lana ditched her gypsy witch vibes for a beautiful ivory dress, while Jared looked the complete opposite of his demented Joker persona. Our personal favourites: Lana’s sword-skewered gold heart and deep blue winged headdress (a nod to the virgin Mary?) along with Jared’s matching golden wreath that put all the flower crowns to shame.
2 CHAINZ PUT A RING ON IT
We know celebrities love being in the centre of attention, but 2 Chainz took the cake. The American rapper took a brave step in his relationship with his longtime girlfriend Kesha Ward – by proposing on the Met Gala red carpet in the most glamourous way yet. Although they’ve been engaged since the 2013 BET Awards and have had three children together, they’ve never made it official. Whipping out the black ring box in the midst of climbing the stairs, 2 Chainz got down on one knee and pulled a Donald Trump… of course, she said yes. Sound the wedding bells!
THE OLSENS BRING THEIR A-GAME(OF THRONES)
With their unrivalled sisterly bond and fashion-forward styles, Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen have long been hailed as untouchable icons. This year, the twin beauties outdid themselves with their Game of Thrones-esque ensembles. Looking like a pair of bohemian princesses, their flowing robe-like gowns was nothing short of breathtaking as they expertly posed with stoic model expressions. We can’t wait to see what these goddesses come up with next year!
BUGHEAD’S OFF-SCREEN CHEMISTRY
The two Riverdale stars strutted down the red carpet in complementary outfits – Lili Reinhart in a shimmering silver gown and Cole Sprouse in a classic suit, and the cameras just couldn’t get enough of them. Despite striving to maintain a lowkey attitude towards their dating rumours, the pair has been spotted together countless times and even took a quick getaway to Hawaii recently. Showing up at the Met Gala pretty much confirmed their relationship status, but whatever it may be, our hearts will never stop shipping Bughead!
GEORGE AND AMAL CLOONEY’S ROSE-COLOURED ROMANCE
George and Amal Clooney’s relationship is one of the few Hollywood romances that has withstood the test of time. We’re still recovering from the split of star couples like Chris Pratt and Anna Faris, Channing Tatum and Jenna Dewan, and the iconic Brangelina – but safe to say, the Clooneys are proof that true love still exists. At the Met Ball, the stunning husband and wife duo graced the cameras with candid poses of them smiling at each other in adoration – talk about couple goals!
KYLIE JENNER AND TRAVIS SCOTT SLAYING PARENTHOOD
Not surprisingly, Kylie and Travis caused quite a stir with their fashion choices. Turning up in simple, pitch-black ensembles amidst the flood of intricate ivory and pastel shades at the Met Gala was a bold move, and we wouldn’t have expected anything less from the reality star diva and her beau. Say what you want about Stormi’s parents, but one thing’s for sure – this duo knows how to make an impression.
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