The Met Gala is one of the biggest dates on the fashion calendar where celebrities get a chance to have a lot of fun on the red carpet and this year's theme, Heavenly Bodies: Fashion and the Catholic Imagination was a big hit.

The annual event is a fundraiser for the Metropolitan Museum of Art's Costume Institute and judging by the number of famous names who attend each year, from Madonna to Rita Ora to George Clooney to Jennifer Lopez, the celebs love it.

Click through the gallery above to see some of the breathtaking outfits whose designers really embraced this year's theme.

Madonna gave a surprise performance at the event, although given her relationship with the Catholic church it was a natural fit to see the Queen of Pop on stage performing her 1984 hit Like a Virgin.

From head to toe papal embellished outfits such as Rihanna's below, to six-foot-wide wings as worn by Katy Perry, (see gallery pics above) each outfit is more amazing then the next.

Rihanna opts for a papal inspired outfit
Rihanna opts for a papal inspired outfit

Scroll through the gallery above for more.