Madonna In Jean Paul Gaultier Couture – 2018 Met Gala

You could easily say that the ‘Heavenly Bodies: Fashion and the Catholic Imagination’ theme of the 2018 Met Gala on Monday (May 7) in New York City was made for Madonna.

The ‘Like a Virgin’ singer was born for this red carpet, after all. And, rock the theme Madge did.

But, rather than go for a white look of purity, she went in the opposite direction with a Jean Paul Gaultier Couture extravaganza that her stylist Eyob Yohannes likened to an ‘Immaculate Goth Queen.’

The black ball gown featured a sheer cross cutout that you would be forgiven for missing initially, as her mesh black veil and elaborate cross-bedecked crown commanded so much attention up front.

She carried a giant black rose to finish the dark, theatrical spectacle that won’t be soon forgotten.

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23 Responses to Madonna In Jean Paul Gaultier Couture – 2018 Met Gala

  1. Leandra May 9, 2018 at 11:00 am #

    I love it. One of the best looks of the event.

  2. Lou May 8, 2018 at 2:25 pm #

    All I can focus on is that waistband… just hate how it curves/sags down. It’s almost like its too heavy or big for her and its falling down

  3. JHH May 8, 2018 at 2:04 pm #

    Overall this is on theme and works but waist down, the outfit is inferior. I am not loving the waistband and the skirt part looks cheap. It’s like they ran out of ideas halfway through making the dress.

  4. Pedro May 8, 2018 at 12:28 pm #

    Queen looks perfect! One of her best looks on a very long time

  5. EmmaWoodhouse May 8, 2018 at 11:59 am #

    surprisingly restrained from her

  6. Christine May 8, 2018 at 10:25 am #

    Queen Madonna. I would loved to have seen her in a Cape. But this fits the theme and it’s better than some

  7. Pratyush May 8, 2018 at 8:54 am #

    Madonna was the Queen of the Gala.
    Not because she’s worn more crosses than the Pope. not because she once kissed Jesus. And not just because weaving Catholic imagery into her metier has been the theme of her life. But because as she went from the JPG black goth moment at the red carpet into the white Joan of Arc look at the Met stairs for her post dinner performance, she presented the most potent of Catholic themes, redemption… and somehow illuminated her own journey.

    • Caroline May 8, 2018 at 10:44 am #

      Love this! +1

    • Maria F. May 8, 2018 at 11:04 am #


    • Leandra May 9, 2018 at 10:58 am #

      So beautifully said. I miss old times in this blog when we could read more eloquent comments like yours.

      • The original AB May 10, 2018 at 1:55 pm #

        If the comments in this blog nowadays are not eloquent enough for you then you’re free to go elsewhere.

  8. james May 8, 2018 at 8:49 am #

    It fits the theme but it’s kinda dated imo.

  9. Alina May 8, 2018 at 7:59 am #

    Classic Madonna.

  10. charlotte May 8, 2018 at 7:39 am #

    The Dowager queen of Sicily. She nailed it.

  11. Susie May 8, 2018 at 7:14 am #

    C’mon, she could do better than this. This theme is perfect for her.

    • cherrysoftness May 8, 2018 at 8:49 am #

      True. This is the most natural look I have seen on Madonna in a long time. But this is what I imagine she sleeps in. Awake and at the Met Gala, I would expect her to come with all seven archangels sewn onto her.

      • Original meme May 8, 2018 at 2:43 pm #

        Natural? That’s because she has a veil over her face.

    • Mimi May 8, 2018 at 1:53 pm #


  12. Alex May 8, 2018 at 6:18 am #


  13. Nat39 May 8, 2018 at 6:09 am #

    Heavy, the skirt looks like a cheap garbage bag.

    • Nat39 May 8, 2018 at 6:13 am #

      ..and overworked.

    • Maria F. May 8, 2018 at 11:04 am #

      i agree. I like the top half with the sheer cross and the the headpiece, but the skirt looks cheap and it would have been great if she had worn something more elaborate on the bottom.

  14. Pheephee May 8, 2018 at 6:00 am #

    Ya, she was totally perfect for this theme. She nailed it. Im shocked to say that I love this and think its excellent for this theme! Love the headpiece. It just all works for me.

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