THE MET 2018: Heavenly Bodies: Fashion and the Catholic Imagination

Every year The Metropolitan Museum of Art Costume Institute presents an exhibition dedicated to the specific theme in fashion. It is usually kicked off by The Met Ball in early May – an annual fundraising fashion event for benefit of the Costume’s Institute. This year’s theme is “Heavenly Bodies: Fashion and the Catholic Imagination”.

The exhibition takes place at both The Met and The Met Cloisters from May 10 – October 8, 2018. I got a chance to see it at The Met in June and at The Met Cloisters in September and finally ready to make this post. What can I say, I am speechless! Endlessly wowed by the imagination, creativity and the vision of the designers whose works of art are on display: Gianni Versace, Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana for Dolce & Gabbana, Karl Lagerfeld for House of Chanel, John Galliano for House of Dior, Yves Saint Laurent, Maria Grazia Chiuri and Pierpaolo Piccioli for Valentino, Christian Lacroix, Cristóbal Balenciaga for House of Balenciaga and many more.

As you enter the exhibition halls, you immediately immersed in the mysterious world of Byzantine. Religious motives and monotonous chanting place you somewhere deep in your mind where you can write your own story out of what you see. It is amazing, dramatic and fascinating. Pure joy and esthetic orgasm, no less.

Take a look for yourself but better go see it in person if you get a chance. I split the pictures into two sections: taken at The Met and The Met Cloisters (make sure to open the 2nd gallery when the 1st one ends). Follow along and enjoy!




I hope you loved it as much as I did. Write in the comments what was your favorite piece. Mine is definitely the white gown on the cover photo of this post and the white cape with the short red hair – fire!

If you’d like to read about previous years themed exhibitions of The Met Costume Institute, check out my posts below:

That’s all for now folks. I’ll catch you all soon! 🙂


    1. Julia Amosova

      I know, right?! The wooden wings are amazing but the pants don’t fit the entire collection at all. Almost looks like they had other bottom planned for it but it didn’t work out and they had to put at least something on it.


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