Black Excellence Was On Full Display at Last Night's Met Gala

Check out some of the "divine" looks from the 2018 Met Gala.

As we're sure you've heard, The 2018 Met Gala took place last night in New York City.

The grand event saw some of the biggest stars gather at the Metropolitan Museum of Art to celebrate fashion and show off their show-stopping looks. This year's theme was "Heavenly Bodies: Fashion and the Catholic Imagination," and none-other than fashion-icon and music mogul Rihanna was the co-host.

Many of our favorites took it to another level with their "holy" attire, embellished in crosses, ornate beading and more. It was an experience refreshing our social media feeds throughout the night to catch one big name after the other arrive on the red carpet.

Black excellence was served to us on a (Holy Communion) tray, and we were more than ready to receive. You can see some of our favorite looks from past Met Galas here, and check out last night's unforgettable looks below.

Solange Knowles proved once and for all that black is indeed heavenly.

Ok so, Chadwick Boseman was hands-down the best dressed and most on-theme male attendee. Praise be.

Rihanna for Pope.

Cardi B giving us serious Mother Mary vibes.

All hail Queen Sza

John Boyega and Letitia Wright—whose dress was inspired by Ethiopian Orthodox pastors—made a purely stunning duo on the red carpet.

Plus, these videos that they each posted may be the most epic we've ever seen. Not even an exaggeration. Just watch them.

Also, this group photo. Just wow.

And this one. All the wows.

Check out more of the night's looks from Daniel Kaluuya, Virgil Abloh, Cynthia Erivo and more below:

Photo by RAVEENDRAN/AFP via Getty Images

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