Take a Look Inside the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s “Heavenly Bodies” Exhibition

The Costume Institute organises a spring exhibition each year, the opening of which on the first Monday in May is accompanied by The Met Gala – one of the most eagerly anticipated events in the annual fashion calendar. This year's theme 'Heavenly Bodies: Fashion and the Catholic Imagination' explores how the religion's imagery and symbolism has impacted contemporary haute-couture and ready-to-wear designs. Click through for more details and a sneak peek into the exhibition which is open to the public from May 10.

So if you follow us on Instagram, you would have seen multiple posts on all our favourite looks from this year’s Met Gala, with the theme of “Heavenly Bodies: Fashion and the Catholic Imagination” celebrated by the event’s guests arriving on the red carpet.

Colloquially and affectionately referred to as “fashion’s biggest night out,” the Met Gala 2018 is a pinnacle of iconic style.

A fundraising benefit for the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City, the event welcomes celebrity stars, young creatives, and industry paragons alike. And the excitement doesn’t stop there—the gala also signifies the highly anticipated grand opening of the Costume Institute’s annual fashion exhibition opening on May 10, 2018, with this year’s exhibition seeking to create “a dialogue between fashion and medieval art.”

Staged inside the Anna Wintour Costume Center are religious fashions from the early twentieth century to the present. Many of the papal robes, gowns and accessories have never been seen outside of The Vatican making this year’s presentation a special treat. Items from Chanel, Versace and Dior are weaved in with these artifacts to create a full visual of Christian religious wear.

The exhibition will run from May 10 until October 8 at the Met. Tickets are available for $25 USD or free with museum admission.