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Heavenly Book Covers: Met Gala Looks Paired with Book Covers

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Laura Oosterbeek

Staff Writer

Originally from Aotearoa New Zealand Laura writes and teaches in the UK.

The First Monday in May. The Met Gala. This year’s theme was “Heavenly Bodies: Fashion and the Catholic Imagination.” There were angels, nuns, popes, iconography, and renaissance artwork.

But bookish is the new black, so here we have the best of The Met Gala looks paired with book covers. And who knows—maybe next year the theme will be literary inspired.

Rihanna and An Unkindness of Magicians by Kat Howard

Ariana Grande and The Bone Clocks by David Mitchell

Solange and The Dark Dark by Samantha Hunt

Amal Clooney and Gather the Daughters by Jennie Melamed

SZA and The Idiot by Elif Batuman

Chadwick Boseman and The Empty Glass by J.I. Baker

Frances McDormand and An American Marriage by Tayari Jones

Migos and The Bear and the Nightingale by Katherine Arden

Zendaya and Beowulf

Lena Waithe and The Female Persuasion by Meg Wolitzer

Katy Perry and Three Strong Women by Marie Ndiaye

Alessandro Michele, Lana del Rey, and Jared Leto, and The Book of Chocolate Saints by Jeet Thayil

Cardi B and The Book of Strange New Things by Michel Faber

Susie and Nick cave and The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood