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Rihanna, Amal Clooney to Host 2018 Met Gala as Costume Institute Features Catholicism

“Heavenly Bodies: Fashion and the Catholic Imagination” theme is revealed by the Metropolitan Museum of Art

The Metropolitan Museum of Art revealed the theme for the 2018 Met Gala on Wednesday, while also announcing Anna Wintour’s co-hosts for the upcoming event.

Themed “Heavenly Bodies: Fashion and the Catholic Imagination,” the 2018 gala will be co-hosted by Rihanna, Amal Clooney and Donatella Versace, and will be held on Monday, May 7, 2018. The three women take over for Katy Perry, Pharrell Williams, Gisele Bündchen and Tom Brady, who co-hosted the fashion spectacle last year.

The annual benefit precedes The Met’s Costume Institute exhibition, which will “feature a dialogue between fashion and masterworks of religious art in The Met collection to examine fashion’s ongoing engagement with the devotional practices and traditions of Catholicism.”

“The Catholic imagination is rooted in and sustained by artistic practice, and fashion’s embrace of sacred images, objects, and customs continues the ever-evolving relationship between art and religion,” Met President and CEO Daniel H. Weiss said in a statement. “The Museum’s collection of religious art, in combination with the architecture of the medieval galleries and The Cloisters, provides the perfect context for these remarkable fashions.”