The pop star, 24, hit the star-studded red carpet event in N.Y.C., wearing a strapless Vera Wang ball gown featuring a painting of Michelangelo’s “The Last Judgment,” which can be found at the Sistine Chapel in Vatican City. She wore her hair pulled up high with a long gold veil tied into a bow.
“[It is in] the Sistine Chapel back wall by Michaelangelo. It is The Last Judgment. This is the painting I am wearing. I am so excited about my dress. I just love it!” Grande said in an interview with E! of her look, which was styled by Law Roach. “I am honored to be here. It is my first Met so I am really excited.”
For the 2018 gala, which celebrates the opening of “Heavenly Bodies: Fashion and the Catholic Imagination,” an exhibit showcasing 40 pieces on loan from the Vatican as well as designs from Coco Chanel, John Galliano and Cristóbal Balenciaga.
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Grande teased the religious inspiration likely behind her look hours before debuting on the Met Gala red carpet when she posted Michelangelo’s painting of The Last Judgement found covering the wall of the Sistine Chapel in Vatican City to her Instagram account.
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