Heavenly Bodies at The Met
I just saw quite an impressive exhibit at The Met that transferred me to another world. Effectively called Heavenly Bodies- Fashion And The Catholic Imagination, the exhibit shows the work of designers who, for the most part, were brought up in the Roman Catholic tradition. While their relationship to Catholicism varies, most of the designers agree on its lasting influence on their imagination.
The exhibit explores how the Catholic imagination has shaped the creativity of designers and how it is conveyed through its narrative impulses. The exhibit is crafted between religious artworks from the Met collection as well as fashions from the twentieth and twenty-first centuries. The exhibition also features 40 pieces from the Sistine Chapel Sacristy. This is the first time many of these pieces have been outside of the Vatican.
The exhibit is open through October 8th and is on view in three locations. The Met Fifth Avenue, First Floor and Ground Floor and The Met Cloisters, uptown at 190th Street.
The Exhibition was designed by Diller Sconfidio + Ren
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