Met Gala 2018: Rihanna's Pope-Inspired Outfit Has Fans Queueing Up To Convert

'YES, I have a Rihligion. The pope is LIT.'

Not content with being the undeniable queen of the Met Gala, Rihanna is seemingly now the Pope of the whole thing.

This year’s star-studded bash had the unusual theme of ’Heavenly Bodies: Fashion and the Catholic Imagination’, and while plenty of the A-listers made the executive decision to completely ignore the dress code, Rihanna was not one of them.

The singer - who was also one of the evening’s co-chairs - stunned on the red carpet in a bejeweled Vatican-inspired look and, as she has done for the past few year Met Galas, ensured that her outfit was the talking point of the evening.

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We’re fully prepared to start referring to Rihanna solely as ‘her Holiness’ from this point on, and it seems we are not the only ones…

Pope found jobless #Metgala

— amal🌙 (@y0ungoth) May 7, 2018

me normally: hmmm yeah I don’t align myself with any organised religion

me after Rihanna’s met gala look: YES I have a Rihligion, the pope is L I T

— ariana venti (@_badgalrara_) May 8, 2018

BREAKING: It’s being reported that the Pope has stepped down from his role to make way for Rihanna

“She’s just TOO iconic” he said. #MetGala #MetGala2018

— ÂRTPØP (@ArtpopRemixed) May 7, 2018

Pope Rihanna at the 2018 Met Gala. // Archbishop
Henry Chichele (of the 15th century) by an unknown artist.

— TabloidArtHistory (@TabloidArtHist) May 7, 2018

I’d gladly join any faith led by Rihanna

— Sam Sanders (@samsanders) May 7, 2018

White smoke seen pouring out of Vatican chimney as Rihanna hits the Met Gala runway, meaning she has replaced Francis as pontiff.

— JuanPa (@jpbrammer) May 7, 2018

Me ready to convert after Rihanna showed up. #MetGala

— petty mayonnaise (@lyssmariem) May 7, 2018


— ҉ᴮᴿᵁᴺᴼ (@sameolbc) May 7, 2018

Pope Fenty pulled up to the #MetGala

— Philip Lewis (@Phil_Lewis_) May 7, 2018

Rihanna is the only pope I will ever worship.

— Karí (@evilbruja) May 8, 2018

After her songs, make-up and lingerie, Rihanna is now dragging us to her religion. The RIHligion, everyone.

— loki of assguard (@reinequinoa) May 8, 2018

Rihanna is our new Pope. Bow down and get ready to receive the body of Christ. #metgala

— Rosanna | Blueside's Daydream✨ (@sober_mich) May 8, 2018

Her Holiness Rihanna, Pontifex Maximus

— alter dolorosa (@jcmaxwell_) May 8, 2018

“It would be a sin not to wear it.” — Rihanna on her #MetGala outfit. 👑

— (@RihannaDaily) May 8, 2018

Rihanna made me convert to Catholicism, she is my pope

— Meghan (@MephanH) May 8, 2018

Apparently, Rihanna and Chadwick were the only two students who followed directions and did the assigned reading for the Met Gala.

— Swamp Ting (@CharlesPulliam) May 8, 2018

For the past few years, Rihanna has proved herself as one to watch at the Met Gala, such as in 2015, when her enormous yellow dress swamped the red carpet, or last year, when her elaborate Commes Des Garçons ensemble stole the show.

In fact, Rihanna even threw a bit of subtle shade at her fellow attendees, who she clearly felt could have stuck a little more closely to the theme.

She should probably have had a word with a couple of the stars at this year’s Met Gala, with Kendall Jenner, James Corden and Emily Ratajkowski appearing to have missed the memo about the Catholicism theme.

Some of the A-list guests really did give it their all, though, with Katy Perry hitting the red carpet in giant angel wings, Zendaya channelling Joan of Arc and Lana Del Rey sporting a golden sacred heart at the event.

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