The Hats, Crowns, Halos and Veils of the Met Gala

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Clearly, the unannounced theme this year was headgear.

There were plenty of eye-popping outfits on display at the Met Gala on Monday night. But this year, the most memorable (and meme-able) items weren’t the elaborate trains or intricately designed dresses. Instead, it was the wide variety of halos, crowns, hats and veils that won the red carpet.

Halos and Crowns

Beyoncé may not have been present, but halos were in full effect on the red carpet.

Amber Heard

Solange

Rita Ora

Cardi B

Other celebrities eschewed angelic accessories and instead opted for royal regalia, wearing crowns and tiaras fit for a coronation.

Christian Combs

Mindy Kaling

Madonna

Hats

Some stars sported headgear that was fit for the Kentucky Derby or next week’s royal wedding in London.

Rihanna

Frances McDormand

Janelle Monae

Sarah Jessica Parker

Veils and Hoods

A number of attendees seemed inspired by the medieval history of Catholicism.

Olivia Munn

Nicki Minaj

Cara Delevingne

Priyanka Chopra

Susie Bick

Kate Bosworth

Honorable Mention

Lana del Rey and Jared Leto

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