Rihanna to co-host next year’s controversial Met Gala

Every year, the Met Gala goes out of its way to push boundaries, but we think next year’s theme might be the most controversial one to date.

We told you back in August that the ever-controversial subject of religion was going to play a huge part in next year’s exhibition, although the theme and dress code wasn’t yet revealed.

Now we have more info, as Met Gala bosses have finally announced that the theme of the 2018 event will be: Heavenly Bodies: Fashion and the Catholic Imagination.

Definitely going to ruffle a few feathers, wouldn’t you say?

Rihanna, Amal Clooney and Donatella Versace will be co-hosting the event alongside Anna Wintour, which is pretty exciting!

The exhibition – which will reportedly focus on the “dialogue between fashion and the masterworks of religious art” – will interestingly be displayed in three locations; the Anna Wintour Costume Center, the medieval galleries at the Met’s Fifth Avenue location, and further uptown at the Cloisters.

Approximately 150 outfits will be on display, with contributions from Coco Chanel, Cristóbal Balenciaga, Donatella Versace and John Galliano to name just a few.

Who will walk the red carpet in the most controversial and most talked-about outfit?

Our money’s on Rihanna (obviously) but of course only time will tell…