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New York | Exhibition & EventMay 10, 2018

Divine Heavenly Bodies at the Met

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The Costume Institute is never one to shy away from spectacle, but they have outdone themselves with “Heavenly Bodies: Fashion and the Catholic Imagination.” If the show, the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s largest-ever exhibition by square footage, seems divinely inspired, that’s no accident. The heavenly fashion designs are each influenced by elements of the Roman Catholic Church, from stained glass windows and Medieval reliquaries to plain monastic garb and the splendor of the papal robes.

“In order to see this exhibition, one has to embark on a veritable pilgrimage,” Met CEO Daniel Weiss said at the exhibition preview, which took place Monday, mere hours before that evening’s star-studded Met Gala. He was only slightly exaggerating: The 60,000 square feet of exhibition space are spread across 25 galleries at both the Fifth Avenue flagship and uptown at the Cloisters.




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