Heavenly Bodies: Fashion and the Catholic Imagination
It is no secret by now that the Costume Institute at the Metropolitan Museum of Art has opened yet another blockbuster spring exhibition titled, Heavenly Bodies: Fashion and the Catholic Imagination. With a triumphant background of all-star shows, what makes this one so special? Perhaps it is the breathtaking offering of 20th and 21st century couture; or the countless items on loan from the Sistine Chapel sacristy – many of which have never been seen outside The Vatican – OR, possibly, it is the storied dialogue between this year’s fashion and works of medieval art. For the first time in history the Costume Institute’s show is not only on view throughout galleries within The Metropolitan Museum, but also at The Met Cloisters. The drive to upper Manhattan will definitely be worth your while to see some spectacular works in costume in conversation with the Met’s impressive venue honoring medieval architecture, sculpture and decorative arts. Both venues are absolute must go’s!