Entertainment: Madonna surprised guests at Monday's Met Gala as she put on a post-dinner performance

Madonna sings Like A Prayer while Gigi and Gisele live it up with A-list fashion crowd at Met Gala

Madonna surprised guests at Monday’s Met Gala as she put on a post-dinner performance.

The 59-year-old singer looked sensational as she appeared in the Great Hall at the Metropolitan Museum of Art walking down some steps flanked by monks.

In a clip taken and edited by Vogue the crowd can be heard cheering as the pop icon begins to belt out Like a Prayer.

Entertainment: Madonna surprised guests at Monday's Met Gala as she put on a post-dinner performance
Entertainment: Madonna surprised guests at Monday's Met Gala as she put on a post-dinner performance

Entertainment: Madonna surprised guests at Monday’s Met Gala as she put on a post-dinner performance

Taking to Instagram Madonna shared a snap of her in a white sheer dress mid-performance on the steps.

She captioned it: ‘With The Light on the Steps of the Met! #jeannedarc #metgala #hallelujah #catholicimagination #heavenly. @guyoseary’

She also shared a clip from the performance writing: ‘Stairway to Heaven! . #metgala #epic. #jeannedarc #catholicimagination @jpgaultierofficial thank you all who hepled make it happen!’

Meanwhile, during the bash Gigi Hadid shared a giggle with fellow supermodel Gisele Bundchen.

The 37-year-old Brazilian beauty looked stunning in a pale yellow Versace gown.

Dramatic: The singer, 59, appeared in the Great Hall at the Metropolitan Museum of Art walking down some steps flanked by monks

Dramatic: The singer, 59, appeared in the Great Hall at the Metropolitan Museum of Art walking down some steps flanked by monks

Superstar: In a clip taken and edited by Vogue the crowd can be heard cheering as the pop icon begins to belt out Like a Prayer
Superstar: In a clip taken and edited by Vogue the crowd can be heard cheering as the pop icon begins to belt out Like a Prayer

Superstar: In a clip taken and edited by Vogue the crowd can be heard cheering as the pop icon begins to belt out Like a Prayer

Icon: Madonna entertained with a performance of her classic, Like A Prayer

Icon: Madonna entertained with a performance of her classic, Like A Prayer

'Catholic imagination': Taking to Instagram Madonna shared a snap of her in a white sheer dress mid-performance on the steps

‘Catholic imagination’: Taking to Instagram Madonna shared a snap of her in a white sheer dress mid-performance on the steps

Memorable: The songstress was surrounded by monks as she performed on some steps in the museum

Memorable: The songstress was surrounded by monks as she performed on some steps in the museum

Palling around: Gigi Hadid shared a giggle with fellow supermodel Gisele Bundchen

Palling around: Gigi Hadid shared a giggle with fellow supermodel Gisele Bundchen

Statuesque beauties: The supermodels both dressed in Versace

Statuesque beauties: The supermodels both dressed in Versace

Single ladies: Selena Gomez and Gigi hugged inside the Met Gala on Monday night

Single ladies: Selena Gomez and Gigi hugged inside the Met Gala on Monday night

No bad blood: The duo proved they're still pals despite Selena dating The Weeknd last year shortly after he split from Gigi's sister Bella

No bad blood: The duo proved they’re still pals despite Selena dating The Weeknd last year shortly after he split from Gigi’s sister Bella

Gigi also shared a hug with Selena Gomez.

This time last year Selena was escorted to the Met Gala by boyfriend The Weeknd who she started dating shortly after his split from Gigi’s sister Bella.

But as the ladies bumped into each other there was no sign of awkwardness as the duo were spotted embracing.

The ladies are both recently single after Selena’s rekindled romance with Justin Bieber ended and Gigi split from boyfriend Zayn Malik.

Time to dine: Kendall Jenner looked lovely as she posed with designer Diane Von Furstenberg

Time to dine: Kendall Jenner looked lovely as she posed with designer Diane Von Furstenberg

Golden girls: Kim Kardashian caught up with Katy Perry who wore a matching metallic outfit

Golden girls: Kim Kardashian caught up with Katy Perry who wore a matching metallic outfit

Moving on from Amber: Elon Musk arrived to the party with new girlfriend Grimes

Moving on from Amber: Elon Musk arrived to the party with new girlfriend Grimes

Hello stranger! Actor Idris Elba caught up with Blake Lively who went solo for the evening

Hello stranger! Actor Idris Elba caught up with Blake Lively who went solo for the evening

Starry night: Ashley Olsen and Mary-Kate Olsen along with Tiffany Haddish and Karlie Kloss posed for snaps
Starry night: Ashley Olsen and Mary-Kate Olsen along with Tiffany Haddish and Karlie Kloss posed for snaps

Starry night: Ashley Olsen and Mary-Kate Olsen along with Tiffany Haddish and Karlie Kloss posed for snaps

Red carpet style: Sarah Paulson shimmered in a metallic number as she posed alongside Michael B. Jordan

Red carpet style: Sarah Paulson shimmered in a metallic number as she posed alongside Michael B. Jordan

Dinner time! Jeremy Scott sat alongside date Cardi B and model Stella Maxwell

Dinner time! Jeremy Scott sat alongside date Cardi B and model Stella Maxwell

Longtime loves: Cindy Crawford and husband Rande Gerber shared a kiss
Longtime loves: Cindy Crawford and husband Rande Gerber shared a kiss

Longtime loves: Cindy Crawford and husband Rande Gerber shared a kiss

Selena, 25, beamed a big smile as she warmly greeted the catwalk model wearing a custom Coach gown.

Glittering in a one shoulder Versace gown Gigi, 23, looked ethereal as she posed alongside the Wolves hitmaker.

It was a different picture last year as Selena had made her red carpet couple debut with the Starboy hitmaker.

Inside the Met Gala the VIP guests looked fabulous in their ‘Sunday Best’ inspired outfits.

What a line up! Businessman Stephen Schwarzman, Christine Schwarzman, Donatella Versace, Rihanna, Amal Clooney, and Anna Wintour pose at the Met

What a line up! Businessman Stephen Schwarzman, Christine Schwarzman, Donatella Versace, Rihanna, Amal Clooney, and Anna Wintour pose at the Met

Snappy: NFL player Cam Newton and rapper Wiz Khalifa looked sharp in their tailored suits

Snappy: NFL player Cam Newton and rapper Wiz Khalifa looked sharp in their tailored suits

Girls' night: Blake is spotted chatting to Ariana Grande as Gigi looks on

Girls’ night: Blake is spotted chatting to Ariana Grande as Gigi looks on

VIP vibes: Donald Glover is seen alongside Insecure star Issa Rae and singer Janelle Monae

VIP vibes: Donald Glover is seen alongside Insecure star Issa Rae and singer Janelle Monae

Syrike a pose: Model Winnie Harlow is spotted chatting to fellow models Alek Wek and Ashley Graham

Syrike a pose: Model Winnie Harlow is spotted chatting to fellow models Alek Wek and Ashley Graham

Time to relax: Scarlett Johansson, who came to the event with boyfriend Colin Jost, chatted to Jared Leto over cocktails
Time to relax: Scarlett Johansson, who came to the event with boyfriend Colin Jost, chatted to Jared Leto over cocktails

Time to relax: Scarlett Johansson, who came to the event with boyfriend Colin Jost, chatted to Jared Leto over cocktails

Flawless faces: Rosie Huntington-Whiteley and Lily Aldridge took the plunge in their stylish gowns

Flawless faces: Rosie Huntington-Whiteley and Lily Aldridge took the plunge in their stylish gowns

Dapper gent: Andrew Garfield joked about with Daniel kaluuya before catching up with Anna Wintour's daughter Bee Shaffer
Dapper gent: Andrew Garfield joked about with Daniel kaluuya before catching up with Anna Wintour's daughter Bee Shaffer

Dapper gent: Andrew Garfield joked about with Daniel kaluuya before catching up with Anna Wintour’s daughter Bee Shaffer

Heaven sent: Producer Sean Combs and racing driver Lewis Hamilton were on the same style page in white

Heaven sent: Producer Sean Combs and racing driver Lewis Hamilton were on the same style page in white

Coordinated couple: Karlie Kloss posed on the steps of the great Hall with boyfriend Joshua Kushner

Coordinated couple: Karlie Kloss posed on the steps of the great Hall with boyfriend Joshua Kushner

This year the gala takes on a religious theme: Heavenly Bodies: Fashion and the Catholic Imagination.

The current exhibition examines ‘fashion’s ongoing engagement with the devotional practices and traditions of Catholicism’, combining works of fashion with works of religious art, including 50 ecclesiastical masterworks on loan from the Sistine Chapel sacristy at the Vatican.

Those items, which will be on view in the Anna Wintour Costume Center galleries, include papal vestments and accessories, such as rings and tiaras, from the 18th to the early 21st century, the museum said. The items encompass more than 15 papacies.

‘Fashion and religion have long been intertwined, mutually inspiring and informing one another,’ Andrew Bolton, head curator of the institute, said in a statement.

Star-studded: Jaden Smith, Ansel Elgort and Diplo all rocked unique outfits at the religious themed bash

Star-studded: Jaden Smith, Ansel Elgort and Diplo all rocked unique outfits at the religious themed bash

How's the food? Zendaya in a red wig sits at the dinner table chatting to Michael B. Jordan

How’s the food? Zendaya in a red wig sits at the dinner table chatting to Michael B. Jordan

Arm in arm: Thomas Mars and Sofia Coppola were sophisticated chic while Christian Combs and Yara Shahidi were stylish in bejeweled outfits
Arm in arm: Thomas Mars and Sofia Coppola were sophisticated chic while Christian Combs and Yara Shahidi were stylish in bejeweled outfits

Arm in arm: Thomas Mars and Sofia Coppola were sophisticated chic while Christian Combs and Yara Shahidi were stylish in bejeweled outfits

Cool kids: Cassie, Christian Combs, Sean Combs, Lewis Hamilton, SZA, Hailey Baldwin and Shawn Mendes

Cool kids: Cassie, Christian Combs, Sean Combs, Lewis Hamilton, SZA, Hailey Baldwin and Shawn Mendes

Twinning: Elon Musk chatted to Jennifer Connelly and her husband Paul Bettany who wore a similar cream jacket

Twinning: Elon Musk chatted to Jennifer Connelly and her husband Paul Bettany who wore a similar cream jacket

Monochrome magic: Stylist Edward Enninful cozied up to editor Andre Leon Talley while Bella Hadid puckered up to Janelle Monae
Monochrome magic: Stylist Edward Enninful cozied up to editor Andre Leon Talley while Bella Hadid puckered up to Janelle Monae

Monochrome magic: Stylist Edward Enninful cozied up to editor Andre Leon Talley while Bella Hadid puckered up to Janelle Monae

Party time: Katy covered her gold ensemble in a brown cloak which appeared to have been taken from one of Madonna's monks

Party time: Katy covered her gold ensemble in a brown cloak which appeared to have been taken from one of Madonna’s monks

‘Although this relationship has been complex and sometimes contested, it has produced some of the most inventive and innovative creations in the history of fashion.’

The 150 fashion ensembles come from a slew of designers, including Cristobal Balenciaga, Coco Chanel, John Galliano, Karl Lagerfeld, Givenchy, Christian Lacroix, Thierry Mugler, Raf Simons, Thom Browne and Gianni and Donatella Versace, among many others.

The exhibition, which will run May 10 through October 8, is a collaboration between the Costume Institute and the Department of Medieval Art and The Cloisters.

Evening chic: Amal Clooney changed into an embellished maroon gown as she cuddled up to husband George later in the night
Evening chic: Amal Clooney changed into an embellished maroon gown as she cuddled up to husband George later in the night

Evening chic: Amal Clooney changed into an embellished maroon gown as she cuddled up to husband George later in the night

Designer dudes: Donatella Versace looked fabulous as she posed alongside the guys from Migos

Designer dudes: Donatella Versace looked fabulous as she posed alongside the guys from Migos

Snap happy: Kendall Jenner was a vision in white as she enjoyed the festivities
Snap happy: Kendall Jenner was a vision in white as she enjoyed the festivities

Snap happy: Kendall Jenner was a vision in white as she enjoyed the festivities

Say cheese! Salma Hayek shared a group shot with Pharrell, his wife Helen Lasichanh, Naomi Watts and Ariana Grande

Say cheese! Salma Hayek shared a group shot with Pharrell, his wife Helen Lasichanh, Naomi Watts and Ariana Grande

Beauties: Eiza Gonzalez and Hailee Steinfeld both looked regal in their Met Gala looks, teaming up for a photo together

Beauties: Eiza Gonzalez and Hailee Steinfeld both looked regal in their Met Gala looks, teaming up for a photo together

Going to her head! Frances McDormand went for full on fantasy with a green and teal number complete with floral headdress while attending the affair with designer Miuccia Prada and Valentino's Pierpaolo Piccioli

Going to her head! Frances McDormand went for full on fantasy with a green and teal number complete with floral headdress while attending the affair with designer Miuccia Prada and Valentino’s Pierpaolo Piccioli

Blessed: Huma Abadeen wowed in one-shouldered yellow while posing with Wendi Deng, who dazzled in pink dress with halo-like headdress

Blessed: Huma Abadeen wowed in one-shouldered yellow while posing with Wendi Deng, who dazzled in pink dress with halo-like headdress

Heavenly: Rihanna's sexy pontiff ensemble and Susie Bick's rich velvet nun's habit made for a curious photo op

Heavenly: Rihanna’s sexy pontiff ensemble and Susie Bick’s rich velvet nun’s habit made for a curious photo op

White alright! Sean Combs and Lewis Hamilton both looked angelic in crisp white suits with tons of diamonds

White alright! Sean Combs and Lewis Hamilton both looked angelic in crisp white suits with tons of diamonds

Wakanda forever: Janelle Monae, Tessa Thompson, Michael B. Jordan, Lena Waithe, John Boyega, Cynthia Erivo, Chadwick Boseman and Letitia Wright teamed up for a portrait of black excellence at the Heavenly Bodies: Fashion & The Catholic Imagination Costume Institute Gala at The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Wakanda forever: Janelle Monae, Tessa Thompson, Michael B. Jordan, Lena Waithe, John Boyega, Cynthia Erivo, Chadwick Boseman and Letitia Wright teamed up for a portrait of black excellence at the Heavenly Bodies: Fashion & The Catholic Imagination Costume Institute Gala at The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Matching: Prabul Gurung clad gals Gabrielle Union (L) and Hikari Mori (C) teamed up for a photo with another lady

Matching: Prabul Gurung clad gals Gabrielle Union (L) and Hikari Mori (C) teamed up for a photo with another lady

Fancy running into you! Justin Bieber's manager Scooter Braun was excited to see late night favorite James Corden there

Fancy running into you! Justin Bieber’s manager Scooter Braun was excited to see late night favorite James Corden there

Mellow yellow! Dapper Dan looked unique as always, eschewing traditional black tie for a bold yellow look

Mellow yellow! Dapper Dan looked unique as always, eschewing traditional black tie for a bold yellow look

Famous friends! Andrew Garfield, Emilia Clarke, Daniel Kaluuya, Cynthia Erivo, Letitia Wright, John Boyega and Trevor Noah packed tons of star power into one awesome group photo

Famous friends! Andrew Garfield, Emilia Clarke, Daniel Kaluuya, Cynthia Erivo, Letitia Wright, John Boyega and Trevor Noah packed tons of star power into one awesome group photo

Chit chat: Darren Criss caught up with couple Irina Shayk and Bradley Cooper during the gala

Chit chat: Darren Criss caught up with couple Irina Shayk and Bradley Cooper during the gala

Terrific trio! Andy Cohen shared a photo with the lovely Sarah Jessica Parker and Sarah Paulson

Terrific trio! Andy Cohen shared a photo with the lovely Sarah Jessica Parker and Sarah Paulson

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