The theme of this year’s Met Gala was
Heavenly Bodies: Fashion and the Catholic Imagination
What could be more up Madonna‘s alley, so to speak.
She wowed the red carpet in a black custom Jean Paul Gaultier with the designer and a cross your heart bust and completed the look with a jeweled crown and rosaries by Indonesian designer Rinaldy Yunardi. Later descended the staircase in the Met’s’s Great Hall in a monk’s cloak singing her Like a Prayer, with Gregorian chants instead of the song’s usual gospel choir.
She peeled off the cloak to reveal, classic Madge; a bustier and sheer skirt for a dance break before singing Leonard Cohen’s Hallelujah.
Madonna’s set also included an as-yet-unreleased tune with the lyrics,
“It’s a beautiful plan, but I’m not concerned. It’s a beautiful game, that I never learned. You have taught me to shut my mouth, so I don’t get burned. Keep your beautiful lies, ’cause I’m not concerned.”
She told Vogue on her way inside,
“When I first started, I was covered in rosaries, so nothing’s changed, really.Religious themes have always been a part of my work and always inspired me in everything that I do ― my music, my creativity, the way I dress. Tonight I feel so close to God.”
The fashion Gods were smiling. We bow down before the goddess.
@madonna was the only one who could do this year’s #metgala exhibit, “Heavenly Bodies: Fashion and the Catholic Imagination,” justice—and she delivered with a surprise performance that was nothing short of divine. Tap the link in our bio to see the Material Girl shut down the party. Editors @mikaaltskan @kevintadge
— Madonna Nation (@MadonnaNation) May 8, 2018
(Photos, Instagram; via HuffPo)