Meet the Met Gala's biggest new donor

08 May, 2018, 02:25 | Author: Angel Logan
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Tonight, only in New York City at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, fashion's most prominent people will join Hollywood's A-list for a lavish night of celebrating fashion, art, good company and the moments that will add to the annual Gala's iconic history.

When the 600-plus guests ascend the red carpeted steps at the Metropolitan Museum of Art for the annual fundraiser known as the Met Gala on Monday, there will be a very important person in the midst - Wendy Yu, an investor and philanthropist who in March endowed the position of Curator in Charge of the Costume Institute in perpetuity.

Preparations for this year's Met Gala are fully underway and Madonna is already looking like a snack, teasing her beauty regime ahead of the prestigious event.

George Clooney joked about how long it took him and his wife to prepare for the lavish Met Gala.

The 59-year-old Holy Water singer is already having fun with this year's fashion theme - Heavenly Bodies: Fashion and the Catholic Imagination - posting snippets of her religious inspired wardrobe including a cream corset with the caption: "God is in the detail". Below, we've highlighted some of the best - and the disastrous - looks of the year for historical purposes, as well as to whet your appetite for tonight's fashion menagerie. "Rhianna became a fashion star on the Met red carpet".

It took the designer two years to make and required a handful of men to help carry the train up the Met Gala stairs.

For 2012's "Schiaparelli and Prada: Impossible Conversations" theme, Rihanna slithered onto the carpet in a sexy, sultry Tom Ford crocodile-embossed leather dress.

In 2014, Rihanna chose to stick to her usual crop-top style but put a red-carpet spin on it. You can also pay the Met Gala a seven-figure sum to have your name up in lights for the night, as well as at the exhibition that follows.

While many celebrities shied away from the theme "Rei Kawakubo/Comme des Garçons: Art of The In-Between" Rihanna confidently nailed it.

The theme for 2014's Met Gala was "Charles James: Beyond Fashion". Oh, and just for dramatic effect, she arrived fashionably late to steal the show.

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