The Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Costume Institute in New York City will play host to the annual fundraising gala next month after the Met Gala theme was officially confirmed November 2017 as:
“Heavenly Bodies: fashion and the Catholic Imagination”
This year’s exhibition, as reported, will “highlight the enduring influence of religion and liturgical vestments on fashion.” The central piece is said to be papal garb on loan from the Sistine Chapel, which Vogue says has never been seen outside the Vatican. The other 150 ensembles on display will be designer garments inspired by Catholic iconography or style. Unlike previous years, “Heavenly Bodies” will be presented in three locations: the Anna Wintour Costume Center, the medieval galleries at the Met’s Fifth Avenue location and at the Cloisters. According to the New York Times, it’ll be the institutes largest (and possibly most provocative) show to date.
To make the excitement even better, the gala itself will be co-hosted by Rihanna, Amal Clooney and Donatella Versace, whose label is co-sponsoring the show. We can’t wait! Per usual, the Met Gala will be held on the first Monday in May and this year it will take place on May 7