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The Met Gala 2018 Red Carpet Featured So Many Ethereal, Bridal-Inspired Looks: See the Stars

kendall jenner hailee steinfeld mindy kaling(Getty Images)

The night was Heavenly Bridal. The 2018 Met Gala took place on Monday, May 7, and the stars ascended up the famed steps of the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City in numerous wedding-worthy looks aligned with this year’s theme, Heavenly Bodies: Fashion and the Catholic Imagination.

The shades of white at this year’s fete ranged from Kendall Jenner’s pristine, cool white jumpsuit by Virgil Abloh (the newly-announced art director of Louis Vuitton) to Kate Bosworth’s gold-dusted custom gown by Oscar de la Renta, which brought back memories of the star’s 2013 wedding to Michael Polish. Here, The Knot rounds up the pieces that can inspire you as you currently seek wedding dress looks that are trendy and celebrity-approved.

Kendall Jenner

The model of the moment opted for a jumpsuit designed by Virgil Abloh for the fashion-frenzied event. Joining Jenner were sisters Kim Kardashian and Kylie Jenner, as well as momager Kris Jenner, who at one point attempted to adjust the back of Kendall’s off-the-shoulder piece, but was quickly brushed off with a simple, “Mom, stop!”

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NEW YORK, NY – MAY 07: Kendall Jenner attends the Heavenly Bodies: Fashion & The Catholic Imagination Costume Institute Gala at Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 7, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by George Pimentel/Getty Images)

Dakota Fanning

The Uptown Girls actress wore an off-white, Grecian-inspired, one-shoulder gown custom designed by Miu Miu for the occasion.

NEW YORK, NY – MAY 07: Dakota Fanning attends the Heavenly Bodies: Fashion & The Catholic Imagination Costume Institute Gala at Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 7, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by George Pimentel/Getty Images)

Winnie Harlow

For her first-ever Met Gala, the Canadian model was truly glamorous in a strapless, corseted gown by Tommy Hilfiger.  “The Met is the place where you can really dress so extravagantly and have as much fun as you want with fashion,” Harlow told E! News. Harlow paired the outfit with a headpiece comprised of feathers, orchids and lace.

NEW YORK, NY – MAY 07: Winnie Harlow attends “Heavenly Bodies: Fashion & the Catholic Imagination”, the 2018 Costume Institute Benefit at Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 7, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Taylor Hill/Getty Images)

Hailee Steinfeld

The multi-hyphenate stunned in a white gown by Prabal Gurung that featured a thigh-high slit and bedazzled lining. “Tonight marks my eighth year in a row at the Met Gala,” the singer announced prior to the red carpet fanfare. Steinfeld elegantly topped her look with a regal crown and more jewels cascading down her neck.

NEW YORK, NY – MAY 07: Hailee Steinfeld attends the Heavenly Bodies: Fashion & The Catholic Imagination Costume Institute Gala at Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 7, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Karwai Tang/Getty Images)

Kate Bosworth

The star recreated her wedding look on Monday night in a custom piece by Oscar de la Renta.

NEW YORK, NY – MAY 07: Kate Bosworth attends the Heavenly Bodies: Fashion & The Catholic Imagination Costume Institute Gala at Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 7, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Karwai Tang/Getty Images)

Jourdan Dunn

The supermodel looked resplendent in a caped and draped gown by Diane Von Furstenberg paired with shoes by Louboutin.

NEW YORK, NY – MAY 07: Jourdan Dunn attends the Heavenly Bodies: Fashion & The Catholic Imagination Costume Institute Gala at Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 7, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Karwai Tang/Getty Images)

Mindy Kaling

The comedienne and her crown sparkled amongst the sea of stars at the fashion fete. Kaling opted for a sleeveless silver gown by Vassilis Zoulias paired elegantly with opera-length gloves in a deep blue color that accentuated the blue in her headpiece.

mindy kaling

NEW YORK, NY – MAY 07: Actress Mindy Kaling enters the Heavenly Bodies: Fashion & The Catholic Imagination Costume Institute Gala at The Metropolitan Museum on May 07, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Ray Tamarra/GC Images)

Sienna Miller

The American Sniper star shimmered in a white crepe top paired with a slinky and shimmery skirt all by Louis Vuitton.

NEW YORK, NY – MAY 07: Sienna Miller attends “Heavenly Bodies: Fashion & the Catholic Imagination”, the 2018 Costume Institute Benefit at Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 7, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Taylor Hill/Getty Images)

Shraddha Kapoor

One of India’s biggest actresses also attended the Met Gala on Monday night all dressed in white–paired, of course, with an intricate black and red headpiece.

NEW YORK, NY – MAY 07: Shraddha Kapoor attends the Heavenly Bodies: Fashion & The Catholic Imagination Costume Institute Gala at Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 7, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Karwai Tang/Getty Images)

Rosie Huntington-Whiteley

The British model truly encapsulated the theme in a Ralph Lauren Collection gown featuring a cape. The entire piece included glittering Swarovski crystals, paired with an angel-worthy headpiece by the same brand.

Rosie Huntington-Whiteley

NEW YORK, NY – MAY 07: Rosie Huntington-Whiteley attends the Heavenly Bodies: Fashion & The Catholic Imagination Costume Institute Gala at The Metropolitan Museum of Art at on May 7, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Raymond Hall/GC Images)


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Esther Lee
Esther Lee
Esther is the Senior News Editor at The Knot. A self-proclaimed pop culture enthusiast, she appreciates a good celebrity interview just as much as she adores Nancy Meyers movies. You can find her kicking off her mornings with barre and a green juice, traveling and exploring new cultures, and rapidly scrolling her feed for the latest and greatest news. Follow her on Instagram and Twitter at @theestherlee.