Sensational! Madonna Put on a Post-Dinner Met Gala Performance

Published May 8th, 2018 - 10:10 GMT
'Catholic imagination': Taking to Instagram Madonna shared a snap of her in a white sheer dress mid-performance on the steps (Source: Madonna - Instagram)
'Catholic imagination': Taking to Instagram Madonna shared a snap of her in a white sheer dress mid-performance on the steps (Source: Madonna - Instagram)

Madonna surprised guests at Monday's Met Gala as she put on a post-dinner performance.

The 59-year-old singer looked sensational as she appeared in the Great Hall at the Metropolitan Museum of Art walking down some steps flanked by monks.

In a clip taken and edited by Vogue the crowd can be heard cheering as the pop icon begins to belt out Like a Prayer.

Entertainment: Madonna surprised guests at Monday's Met Gala as she put on a post-dinner performance

Taking to Instagram Madonna shared a snap of her in a white sheer dress mid-performance on the steps.

She captioned it: 'With The Light on the Steps of the Met! #jeannedarc #metgala #hallelujah #catholicimagination #heavenly. @guyoseary'

She also shared a clip from the performance writing: 'Stairway to Heaven! . #metgala #epic. #jeannedarc #catholicimagination @jpgaultierofficial thank you all who hepled make it happen!'

Meanwhile, during the bash Gigi Hadid shared a giggle with fellow supermodel Gisele Bundchen.

The 37-year-old Brazilian beauty looked stunning in a pale yellow Versace gown.

Dramatic: The singer, 59, appeared in the Great Hall at the Metropolitan Museum of Art walking down some steps flanked by monks

Superstar: In a clip taken and edited by Vogue the crowd can be heard cheering as the pop icon begins to belt out Like a Prayer

Icon: Madonna entertained with a performance of her classic, Like A Prayer

Memorable: The songstress was surrounded by monks as she performed on some steps in the museum

 

Gigi also shared a hug with Selena Gomez.

This time last year Selena was escorted to the Met Gala by boyfriend The Weeknd who she started dating shortly after his split from Gigi's sister Bella.

But as the ladies bumped into each other there was no sign of awkwardness as the duo were spotted embracing.

The ladies are both recently single after Selena's rekindled romance with Justin Bieber ended and Gigi split from boyfriend Zayn Malik.

Selena, 25, beamed a big smile as she warmly greeted the catwalk model wearing a custom Coach gown.

Glittering in a one shoulder Versace gown Gigi, 23, looked ethereal as she posed alongside the Wolves hitmaker.

It was a different picture last year as Selena had made her red carpet couple debut with the Starboy hitmaker.

Inside the Met Gala the VIP guests looked fabulous in their 'Sunday Best' inspired outfits.

This year the gala takes on a religious theme: Heavenly Bodies: Fashion and the Catholic Imagination.

The current exhibition examines 'fashion's ongoing engagement with the devotional practices and traditions of Catholicism', combining works of fashion with works of religious art, including 50 ecclesiastical masterworks on loan from the Sistine Chapel sacristy at the Vatican.

Those items, which will be on view in the Anna Wintour Costume Center galleries, include papal vestments and accessories, such as rings and tiaras, from the 18th to the early 21st century, the museum said. The items encompass more than 15 papacies.

'Fashion and religion have long been intertwined, mutually inspiring and informing one another,' Andrew Bolton, head curator of the institute, said in a statement.

'Although this relationship has been complex and sometimes contested, it has produced some of the most inventive and innovative creations in the history of fashion.'

The 150 fashion ensembles come from a slew of designers, including Cristobal Balenciaga, Coco Chanel, John Galliano, Karl Lagerfeld, Givenchy, Christian Lacroix, Thierry Mugler, Raf Simons, Thom Browne and Gianni and Donatella Versace, among many others.

The exhibition, which will run May 10 through October 8, is a collaboration between the Costume Institute and the Department of Medieval Art and The Cloisters.


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