Each year, the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Costume Institute teams up with Vogue‘s Anna Wintour to curate a themed exhibition. Tonight’s annual Met Gala will celebrate the inauguration of the display to some of the fashion world’s most lauded personalities in New York City.
Succeeding last year’s COMME des GARÇONS showcase, this year’s theme is “Heavenly Bodies: Fashion and the Catholic Imagination.” Featuring various works by designers who, for the most part, were raised Catholic, the expansive exhibit breaks down symbolic and sartorial tropes tied to Roman Catholicism. Featuring elaborate designs by the likes of couture icons such as Coco Chanel, Gianni Versace, Raf Simons, Riccardo Tisci, Valentino, Jean-Paul Gaultier, Alexander McQueen, Givenchy, Cristobal Balenciaga, Thom Browne, Yves Saint Laurent and Rick Owens, traditional papal vestments provided by The Vatican and archive artifacts will also be juxtaposed throughout.
“Heavenly Bodies: Fashion and the Catholic Imagination” opens to the public on May 10 and will display between The Met Fifth Avenue in the Byzantine and medieval art galleries and Anna Wintour Costume Center as well as The Met Cloisters in northern Manhattan. Get a closer look at the exhibition above.
“Heavenly Bodies: Fashion and the Catholic Imagination”
May 10 – October 8, 2018
The Met Fifth Avenue
1000 5th Avenue
New York, NY 10028
The Met Cloisters
99 Margaret Corbin Drive
New York, NY 10040