As with this event every years, guests are asked to come dressed according to the theme of the new exhibit: Heavenly Bodies: Fashion & The Catholic Imagination. This year’s official hosts were Anna Wintour, Rihanna, Amal Clooney (above in Richard Quinn) and Donatella Versace (who dressed a lot of the attendees this year)
With a theme like that not only do you expect some backlash at what could be expected as a parade of sacrilegiousness, but you sorely expect some interpretations of Angels, the Virgin Mary, the Pope and Cardinals! They all were there last night too.
We just cover the moms and other celeb women we have frequently covered starting with two moms-to-be: Homeland star Claire Danes who is expecting her second child with husband Hugh Dancy and rapper and reality TV star Cardi B who is expecting her first child with her fiance rapper Offset.
Danes wore a custom floor-length empire waist Marni precious duchesse red, magenta and caramel color block gown paired with Marni Monile handbag and multicolour platform sandals.
Cardi looked regal in a custom golden bejeweled white Moschino gown. She was accompanied to the event by designer Jeremy Scott though her fiancé was there with the other two members of his group, Migos.
Of our other Bellyitch Bumpwatch alums, we noticed a few trends within the theme.
Gold was one. Kerry Washington in a gorgeous floor-length Ralph Lauren dress with her afro serving as a halo! Evan Rachel Wood, Kim Kardashian-West in Versace and Irina Shayk.
We saw structure, ornateness and royal crimson in Solange‘s Iris Van Harper ensemble, Blake Lively, Jennifer Lopez‘s spectacular Balmain modern take on Joan of Arc and Scarlett Johanssson.
Anne Hathaway went with volume in her Valentino gown which she paired did James Banks earrings, a The Code bracelet and Jimmy Choo heels.
Meanwhile, Gisele Bundchen did old Hollywood glam but in an environmentally friendly way by working with Versacd to repurpose an old dress.
“Thank you @versace for working so hard to make me an eco dress. The fabric and lining used are both 100% organic silk ecologically dyed, the threads are 100% organic cotton and everything is certificated as GOTS: Global Organic Textile Standard,” she captioned a photo of herself in the dress before heading out to the ball.
Kylie Jenner made her first official official red carpet appearance in a black velvet Alexander Wang gown with Chopard jewelry with her beau rapper Travis Scott since the two welcomed their first child together, daughter Storming
Uma Thurman was accompanied to the event by Maya Hawke, her daughter with Ex Ethan Hawke and donned a white Gabriela Hearst dress, Giampiero Bodino jewelry, and Manolo Blahnik heels
Most people played it safe but understandingly so because they probably didn’t want to cross the line and have to dodge lightning bolts! ha!