However, there were a few fashion mavericks who decided to embrace the Met Gala theme wholeheartedly and showed up rocking some truly wild masterpieces of clothing art. Let's take a look at the bold stars who brought some piety to the party.
The Black Panther star turned out in a papal-inspired ensemble, featuring a cream-colored tuxedo -- along with a matching cape -- all of which were adorned with ornate, golden crosses and other religious regalia.
Two days after dropping his groundbreaking music video for "This Is America," under the guise of his musical alter-ego Childish Gambino, Donald Glover ruled the Met Gala. While at first his pale purple tux looked like those he's famously worn to award shows in the past, the actor/musician stunned people when he turned around, revealing a massive golden Illuminati pyramid symbol emblazoned on the back of his suit jacket.
No one ever expected Quavo, Offset, and Takeoff to hit the carpet in boring old suits, but the rappers really went all out with three insanely colorful tuxedos that appear to be inspired by the stained glass windows in old cathedrals.
The American Crime Story: Versace star smiled for the cameras in a gorgeous suit jacket featuring a beautifully crafted recreation of a Renaissance-eraCatholicc mosaic or stunning religious fresco. He paired the jacket with burgundy bowtie, matching slacks and a white dress-shirt.
Instead of just dressing up like Jesus himself, the Thirty Seconds to Mars rocker walked a different path, opting for a greyish blue suit with lion embellishments on the lapels, along with a wildly ornate clergy stole and a golden crown.
The 22-year-old musician and actor decided to go the opposite direction with the Gala's religious theme, embracing his Faustian side in a fiery red tuxedo that he paired with a sheer red mesh top.
The Watch What Happens Live host rocked a massive, decorative golden overcoat on top of his black-and-white tuxedo, and it ended up giving him the distinctive look of Eastern European nobility.
The NFL star's Met Gala look definitely stood out. Newton rocked a military-style campaign hat that definitely caught people's attention, but only before they noticed his pearlescent blue-and-purple tuxedo jacket that looked like the mother of pearl shells often used in religious iconography -- hence it's connection to the night's theme.
The Daily Show host rocked an outfit which a religious connection slightly less obscure than Newton's -- basically it was just a black tux with a giant golden cross sewn onto the shoulder. But at least his still put in some effort to embrace the theme.
The Late Show host -- who spent most of his night posing for photos with Tonight Show host and time-slot competitor Jimmy Fallon -- opted for a gorgeous-yet-understated off-white suit jacket adorned with an antique-looking black flower pattern. The comic -- who is also a life-long practicing catholic -- paid tribute to the theme and his beliefs with a small, elegant cross pin on his tie.