The Link Between Belief And Beauty…

Sweet Jesus, get thyself to the MET and genuflect at the shrine of the newly opened, Heavenly Bodies: Fashion and the Catholic Imagination.

It is meant to be a museum journey examining how the Catholic Church has inspired legions of designers.

The exhibit covers 58,600 square feet of MET real estate, making it the largest exhibition the Costume Institute has ever produced.

The exhibit is a treasure trove of awe inspiring clothing as you wiggle waggle through the Byzantine Gallery and the Medieval Sculpture Hall looking for fashion amongst the priceless art.

I went yesterday at 10am for the Members Only viewing.

I have never seen the admission lines so long.

In the interim, don’t waste time in line, join me for a visually exciting journey.

Yves Saint Laurent
Valentino
Thierry Mugler, Madonna Evening Ensemble
House of Dior, Evening Ensemble
Yves Saint Laurent, Statuary Vestment for the Virgin of El Roco
Alexander McQueen, Wood Ensemble
House of Dior, Madonna Wedding Ensemble
Jean Paul Gaultier
Yves Saint Laurent, Wedding Ensemble
House of Chanel Necklace

Versace Leather Jacket
Jean Paul Gaultier, Evening Ensemble
Christian Lacroix, Gold-Gotha Ensemble

Versace Halter
Versace Jacket
Versace Evening Top

House of Givenchy, Evening Ensemble
Thierry Mugler
Rodarte, Heavenly Bodies

In the Anna Wintour Costume Center there is a first time ever exhibit of sacred papal vestaments from the Sistine Chapel sacristy…interesting, but parochial.

Garment by Matisse

Cloak Clasp
Papal Tiara

I pray that you get yourself to this amazing exhibit. It is even more impressive in person.

Heavenly Bodies: Fashion and the Catholic Imagination. Metropolitan Museum of Art 1000 Fifth Avenue New York City. Open to the public May 10th through October 8th, 2018. MET hours are: Sunday-Thursday 10am-5:30pm, Friday and Saturday 10am-9pm.

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