The Latest: Rihanna, Katy Perry embrace Met gala theme

NEW YORK — The Latest on Met Gala at the Metropolitan Museum of Art (all times local):

7:45 p.m.

Rihanna and Katy Perry were among the celebrities who took the theme of the Met Gala very religiously this year.

Rihanna looked absolutely papal when she arrived in a Maison Margiela pearl- and crystal-embellished gown by John Galliano, complete with a matching papal mitre and necklace.

Perry also wowed in a metallic mini-dress, long boots and massive feathery wings. She looked like a post-punk angel. Her wingspan was so broad she was forced to turn sideways as the entered the museum.

This year’s theme is the influence of Catholicism on fashion.

Both singers have been the gala before. Last year, Rihanna was dressed in Commes des Garcons, with stagey pink on her cheeks. Perry wore a veiled dress created just for her by John Galliano.


7:15 p.m.

It’s official: Kayne West is officially misunderstood. And that’s from someone friendly — his mother-in-law.

Kris Jenner was asked at the Met Gala whether the rapper was misunderstood after raising eyebrows when he posted pro-President Donald Trump items on social media and called American slavery a “choice”

Jenner simply says, “That’s Kanye. I love him.”

Other celebrities on the red carpet included Rihanna, Kerry Washington, Lili Reinhart, Daniel Kaluuya, Rita Ora, Lynda Carter, Jonah Hill, Amanda Seyfried, Lily Collins, Katharine McPhee, Andrew Garfield, Bella Hadid, Kate Bosworth, Kate Moss, Mindy Kaling, Uma Thurman, Shawn Mendes and Zoe Kravitz.

The gala is a fundraising benefit for the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City.


Corrects spelling of Lynda Carter.


6:55 p.m.

Olivia Munn’s chainmail dress to the Met Gala was inspired by religious war. Specifically, the Crusades.

The actress wore a daring, sleeveless chainmail dress, custom-made by H&M that had a plunging neckline and…