What You Need to Know About the Met Gala

The biggest fashion event of the season is just around the corner. The Met Gala attracts the most fashionable and famous stars to New York City’s Metropolitan Museum of Art for a night of couture, fundraising, art and history in conjunction with the museum’s Costume Institute. This year’s theme is Heavenly Bodies: Fashion and the Catholic Imagination.

The Gala, of course, will take place on the first Monday in May on May 7, 2018. This year’s hosts are Amal Clooney, Rihanna and Donatella Versace alongside Vogue editor-in-chief Anna Wintour. Since this year’s theme is considered controversial by some, it will be interesting to see how the stars handle their red-carpet looks. If I had to guess, I would expect lots of gold and red, with perhaps subtle nods to Catholicism with crosses, veils and intricate detailing like embroidery.

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This year’s collection will focus on the relationship between religious art, ecclesiastical clothing and fashion. The show includes over 150 objects and pieces of couture design from designers including Coco Chanel, John Galliano and Elsa Schiaparelli that nod to the Catholic inspiration. Additionally, the collection will house dozens of objects and garb on loan from the Vatican for the first time ever. The collection will be on display to the public from May 10 until October 8. For more information, see the Met’s website.


Caroline Sheridan

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