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Rihanna's Pope-Inspired Met Gala Outfit Was The Most Epic Look Of The Night

She looked heavenly.

Rihanna’s reign as queen of the Met Gala continued Monday night.

The singer, actress, fashion designer and beauty mogul wowed in a pope-themed look at fashion’s most important night, taking this year’s “Heavenly Bodies: Fashion and the Catholic Imagination” theme to new, divine heights.

She was an honorary co-chair for the event at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, alongside Donatella Versace and Amal Clooney. Rihanna wore an astoundingly intricate, embellished mini dress outfit custom-made by creative director John Galliano from Maison Margiela.

“The outfit is a three coordinated piece, comprising of a sculptural jacket and a skirt worn over a bustier dress and a custom made hat,” the brand said in a statement on Instagram. “In total, the outfit took 250 hours to sew and 500 hours to hand embroider by Maison Margiela’s Paris Atelier.”

According to Cartier, Rihanna's crucifix necklace was created in 1934. 
According to Cartier, Rihanna's crucifix necklace was created in 1934. 

She completed her look with a bishop’s hat from Stephen Jones, silver Christian Louboutin heels and a crucifix pendant from Cartier Collection worn as a necklace.

Dripping in jewels and excess, the singer even bleached her eyebrows to complete the positively dramatic ― and papal ― look:

It feels expensive. It’s heavy,” Rihanna told Vogue of her look. “It was designed by John Galliano. We’ve had a few fittings, we’ve had a few colors. They beaded this by hand and I just ― it would be a sin not to wear it.”

People clearly loved Rihanna’s outfit on social media and couldn’t get enough of her look ― or their Met Gala pope:

Now it’s time to count down the days till next year’s look.

Check out more exclusive photos from the Met Gala below:

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George Clooney and Amal Clooney in Richard Quinn
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Madonna in Jean Paul Gaultier
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Katy Perry in Versace
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Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, left, and Lily Aldridge
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Blake Lively in Versace
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SZA in Versace
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Salma Hayek and Francois-Henri Pinault
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ASAP Ferg
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Donald Glover in Gucci
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Bella Hadid in Gareth Pugh x Chrome Hearts
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Cynthia Erivo
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Gigi Hadid in Versace
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Katy Perry
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Alex Rodriguez and Jennifer Lopez in Balmain
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Lili Reinhart custom H&M
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Donald Glover in Gucci
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Gigi Hadid in Versace
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Rosie Huntington-Whiteley
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Ariana Grande
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Scarlett Johansson in Marchesa
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Ariana Grande in Vera Wang
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Katharine McPhee
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Lisa Love
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Mary J. Blige
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Kim Kardashian in Versace
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Rita Ora
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Anne Hathaway in Valentino
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Scarlett Johansson and Colin Jost
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Paris Jackson in Stella McCartney
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Anna Wintour in Chanel
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Hamish Bowles, Frances McDormand, Pierpaolo Piccioli, Anne Hathaway and Adam Shulman
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Janelle Monae in Marc Jacobs
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Amanda Seyfried
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Alessandro Michele and Lana Del Rey both in Gucci
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Stephen Colbert and Jimmy Fallon
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Zendaya in custom Versace
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Lily Collins
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Amber Heard in Carolina Hererra
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Kim Kardashian in Versace
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Kate Bosworth in Oscar de la Renta
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Trevor Noah
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Nicki Minaj in Oscar de la Renta
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Juliette Binoche
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Selena Gomez in custom Coach
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Miley Cyrus in Stella McCartney
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Rosie Huntington-Whiteley
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Winnie Harlow in Tommy Hilfiger
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Nicki Minaj
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Kylie Jenner
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Ruby Rose
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Jasmine Sanders in custom H&M
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Sarah Jessica Parker in Dolce & Gabbana
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Emilia Clarke in Dolce & Gabbana
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Zoe Kravitz in Saint Laurent
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Doutzen Kroes
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Rihanna in Maison Margiela
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Olivia Munn in custom H&M
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Idris Elba and Sabrina Dhowre
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Cara Delevingne in Dior Haute Couture
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Madonna in Jean Paul Gaultier with Jean Paul Gaultier
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Salma Hayek in Altuzarra
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Travis Scott and Kylie Jenner in Alexander Wang
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Lena Dunham
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Kate Bosworth in Oscar de la Renta
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Frances McDormand in Valentino
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Paris Jackson, Stella McCartney and Miley Cyrus, all in Stella McCartney
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Ansel Elgort and Shailene Woodley
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Mary-Kate Olsen and Ashley Olsen
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Quavo, Takeoff and Offset of Migos, all in Versace
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Stella Maxwell in Moschino
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Nicki Minaj in Oscar de la Renta
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Elon Musk and Grimes
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Cara Delevingne and Adwoa Aboah
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Lana Del Rey and actor Jared Leto both in Gucci
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Kim Kardashian in Versace
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Bella Hadid in Gareth Pugh x Chrome Hearts
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Solange Knowles in Iris van Herpen
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Jeremy Scott and Cardi B in Moschino
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Shawn Mendes and Hailey Baldwin in Tommy Hilfiger
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Emily Ratajkowski in Marc Jacobs
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Rihanna in Maison Margiela
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Dakota Fanning in Miu Miu
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Lena Waithe in custom Carolina Hererra
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Hailee Steinfeld in Prabal Gurung

This post has been updated with more details on Rihanna’s outfit.