Heavenly Bodies: Fashion and the Catholic Imagination, opens May 10, 2018, at The Met Fifth Avenue and The Met Cloisters in New York City. The exhibit will run until October 8, 2018.
The exhibition— features a dialogue between fashion and medieval art from The Met collection to examine fashion’s ongoing engagement with the devotional practices and traditions of Catholicism.
Serving as the cornerstone of the exhibition, papal robes and accessories from the Sistine Chapel sacristy, many of which have never been seen outside The Vatican, will be on view in the Anna Wintour Costume Center. Fashions from the early twentieth century to the present will be shown in the Byzantine and medieval galleries, part of the Robert Lehman Wing, and at The Met Cloisters.