CATHOLIC IMAGINATION. Well, the title of the Costume Institute‘s Spring exhibition is “Heavenly Bodies: Fashion and the Catholic Imagination.” So the MET Gala held on the first Moday of May and to be hosted by Rihanna, Donatella Versace and Amal Clooney will follow this idea.
The exhibition will show – besides religious themed items from the Met’s collection and 150 garments from famous designers that display Catholicism “homage” – ecclesiastical clothing borrowed from the Vatican. It’ll be over three locations: the Met’s Costume Center, the medieval galleries and at the Met Cloisters.
The New York Times claims the exhibition will be the Costume Institute’s largest exhibition to date. Of course, it’s expected to raise some brows. “We know it could be controversial for right wing or conservative Catholics and for liberal Catholics,” curator Andrew Bolton said.
Picture from Christian Dior by John Galliano Fall 2000 Couture collection
We can expect to see the likes of John Galliano, Jean Paul Gaultier Dolce & Gabbana and Christian Dior’s creations parade down the MET Gala’s carpet in their best Catholic inspired pieces. Are you excited for it?