PICS: Music Stars Come Out For Met Gala 2018

Big names from the music world were among the movers and shakers who struck a pose at Monday night’s Costume Institute Gala at New York City’s Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Perhaps best known simply as the Met Gala, the annual soirée raises money for the museum’s costume institute while launching one of its featured exhibits. The theme this year was Heavenly Bodies: Fashion and the Catholic Imagination.

Singer Rihanna, lawyer Amal Clooney and designer Donatella Versace were co-chairs of the event with Vogue editor-in-chief Anna Wintour.

Music stars in attendance included Rita Ora, Janelle Monae, Jared Leto, Mary J. Blige, 2Chainz (who proposed to Kesha Ward on the carpet), Nick Cave, and pregnant rapper Cardi B (in Moschino).

Canada was represented by Shawn Mendes, who made his Met Gala debut in a burgundy Tommy Hilfiger suit with Hailey Baldwin at his side. (At the iHeartRadio Music Awards in March, Baldwin insisted Mendes is just “a friend.”) The Ontario singer was spotted at the event hanging out with Troye Sivan and Ariana Grande.

B.C.-born composer-producer David Foster, 68, attended with his girlfriend, singer-actress Katherine McPhee, 34. And, Vancouver's Grimes showed up with beau Elon Musk.

Take a look at some of the music stars who attended this year’s Met Gala (all photos by Getty Images):

David Foster and Katherine McPhee; Shawn Mendes (in Tommy Hilfiger) and Hailey Baldwin.

Katy Perry (in Versace)

Madonna (in Jean Paul Gauthier); Selena Gomez (in Coach)

Jennifer Lopez (in Balmain); Rihanna (in Maison Margiela Artisanal)

Offset, Quavo and Takeoff of Migos (in Versace)

Nicki Minaj (in Oscar de la Renta)

Ariana Grande (in Vera Wang); Miley Cyrus (in Stella McCartney)

Solange (in Iris van Herpen); SZA

Childish Gambino (in Gucci); Nick Jonas (in Dolce & Gabbana)