Dontalla Versace once said: “To be a Catholic puts a lot of fear in you. It’s a great religion, but also one that can limit your experience. You fear experience because everything is a sin.” That said, there’s no doubt the Italian designer’s desire to create the ultimate iconoclastic experience for fashion’s Illuminati will trump any trepidation or lingering guilt left over from Sunday mass. As a 16-time Met Gala attendee, it makes perfect sense that the runway veteran was tapped by Anna Wintour to co-host this year’s extravagant night at the museum alongside fellow bad girl Rihanna and politically correct party girl, Amal Clooney (who will no doubt keep RiRi and Donatella in check alongside Cardinal Dolan, the Archbishop of New York).
While Clooney only has one Met Gala under her belt, Rihanna, a seven-time attendee, is guaranteed to usher in some spice. Known for her over-the-top looks that fully embrace the evening’s theme (like that canary-yellow Guo Pei gown that cascaded down at least a dozen steps for China: Through the Looking Glass), the world will undoubtedly worship at her altar regardless of what she wears on the red carpet. (And if she manages to arrive in the Popemobile we will bow down regardless of our religious associations.) Donatella will definitely have no shortage of vivacious vestments at her disposal, but we’re hoping she plays host in a pair of thigh-high boots embellished with bejeweled crosses from her Spring 2018 collection.
Here’s hoping fear doesn’t hold this year’s Holy hosting Trinity—Amal, Rihanna, and Donatella—back when it comes to their ensembles and the evening’s itinerary. (There’s always confession the morning after, right?) Let us pray that the museum is brimming with both sinners and saints come May 7, and the celeb set blesses the masses with some sartorial moments to remember. Can I get an Amen?