Controversial Met Gala theme sparks outrage

The theme was meant to recognize the Catholic church’s influence on fashion, but some say the designs – featuring angel wings, crucifixes, and a nativity scene – went too far.

The theme of Monday night’s Met Gala, “Heavenly Bodies: Fashion and the Catholic Imagination,” served up a whole procession of looks inspired by the church. Rihanna channeled the Pope, Katy Perry donned angel wings, and Sarah Jessica Parker had an entire nativity scene perched on her head.

For fashion fans, it was a smorgasbord of over-the-top eye candy and designer creativity. For many Catholics, however, it was “blasphemy.”

Although quite a few former Catholic schoolgirls — including Madonna and Kim Kardashian — were among those dripping in crucifixes and other exaggerated takes on religious paraphernalia, some felt that the theme was making a mockery of their faith.

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