Monday, July 16, 2018

Heavenly Bodies Part 1

I apologize for the lateness in getting the Met Museum costume institute fashion exhibit on the blog. It has been a crazy few months, and lots of photos were taken of this exhibit which needed editing. Heavenly Bodies Fashion and the Catholic Imagination is really one of the most fantastic exhibits from the Met Museum. It is on display until October 8th, 2018 so you have a few months left to see this in person which I highly recommend.  
The press event was VERY crowded, more than normal and they even had dogs to sniff your bags before you went in.  
I was glad seeing lots of sneakers as I wore them myself for comfort on a day which I knew I would be on my feet for quite a while. It is always cool going in the museum when it is closed to the public.  

Overview from The Met's website: 

The Costume Institute's spring 2018 exhibition—at The Met Fifth Avenue and The Met Cloisters—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, are on view in the Anna Wintour Costume Center. Fashions from the early twentieth century to the present are shown in the Byzantine and medieval galleries, part of the Robert Lehman Wing, and at The Met Cloisters.

This Alexander McQueen was just totally fantastic!  

An evening ensemble, from 2000-1, for the House of Dior by John Galliano. 

Blue is my favorite color so this I really just loved  
Christian Lacroix wedding ensemble, 2009-10

A fashionable angel   
His Eminence Timothy Michael Cardinal Dolan - one of the speakers at the press event  
Stephen A. Schwarzman - Chairman, CEO & Founder of Blackstone - The exhibition was made possible by Stephen A. and Christine Schwarzman, and Versace.  
Andrew Bolton - Head Curator of the Metropolitan Museum of Art's Costume Institute  
Loved the color and design on this one  
Yes, those are pants under that skirt!  
House of Givenchy, Alexander McQueen evening ensemble, 1999. 
This is a must see in person  


This piece is just totally amazing - so much detail  

A detail of Riccardo Tisci’s statuary vestment for the Madonna delle Grazie, 2015. (Original design by the Poor Benedettine Cassinesi Nuns of Lecce in 1950.)
Love everything about this one - so elegant 

Can you spot the Chanel C's ?  

Classic from Jean Paul Gaultier  

We are going to be viewing this exhibit all week. I try to really give you in-depth reviews of exhibits I attend in the city, not just a few photos as I want you to really see how worth it is is to visit in person. For those who cannot visit, this give them a wonderful viewing of the exhibit. This is one you really want to attend if at all possible! 

 All Current Exhibitions Heavenly Bodies: Fashion and the Catholic Imagination
At The Met Fifth Avenue and The Met Cloisters
MAY 10–OCTOBER 8, 2018

On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Galleries 300–306, 955, and 980–981, and at The Met Cloisters in Galleries 1–10, and 13–20

The Met Fifth Avenue 
Open Seven Days a Week

For visitors from outside New York State:
Adults $25
Seniors (65 and over) $17
Students $12
Members and Patrons Free
Children (under 12) Free
General admission tickets include exhibitions and are valid for three consecutive days at The Met Fifth Avenue, The Met Breuer, and The Met Cloisters.

Sunday–Thursday: 10 am–5:30 pm*
Friday and Saturday: 10 am–9 pm*

Closed Thanksgiving Day, December 25, January 1, and the first Monday in May. Friday evenings are made possible by the Ruth Lapham Lloyd Trust. Saturday evenings are made possible by the William H. Kearns Foundation.

*Galleries are cleared 15 minutes before closing.

The Met Cloisters
99 Margaret Corbin Drive
Fort Tryon Park
New York, NY 10040
Phone: 212-923-3700

Open Seven Days a Week
March–October: 10 am–5:15 pm
November–February: 10 am–4:45 pm

Closed Thanksgiving Day, December 25, and January 1

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