Heavenly Bodies Descend Upon The Metropolitan Museum Of Art

The exhibit called Heavenly Bodies, unveiled at the Met in May, unravels the connection between fashion and Catholicism, with lush liturgical vestments, gilded processional crosses and religious-inspired evening wear taking center stage.

Designed by Diller Scofidio and Renfro, the exhibition—the largest The Costume Institute has ever staged—features papal robes and accessories from the Sistine Chapel sacristy, many of which have never been seen outside the Vatican.

Haute couture garments, including evening gowns and wedding dresses inspired by religious pieces in the Met’s collections, will also be on display. Other pieces found inspiration in the seven sacraments of the faith or monastic orders, while some works focus on designers who have been inspired by the interior of Byzantine churches.

Heavenly Bodies: Fashion and the Catholic Imagination is on exhibition at the Met Fifth Avenue and The Met Cloisters through Oct. 8. For more information, visit www.metmuseum.org.

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Jennifer Fauci
Jennifer Fauci is the former managing editor of Long Island Weekly, Anton Media Group's award-winning special sections and Anton’s local magazines. Her passion for literature, travel and the arts lend to the unique content in her publications. In her time at Anton, she has received first place in the Folio Awards, second place for the NYPA awards and is the recipient of six PCLI awards.

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