Before seeing the current fashion exhibit at New York's Metropolitan Museum of Art, "Heavenly Bodies: Fashion and the Catholic Imagination", I was a bit hesitant. How were they going to showcase religious garments in a fashion exhibit that had previously showcased designers, such as Alexander McQueen to Charles James? Was it going to be interesting? Inspiring? I had so many questions.
Cue the first Monday in May where The Met had their Gala. It was, as to be expected, a star-studded event. The attendees ranged from singer Rihanna to model Kate Moss to designer Donatella Versace to Madonna and the list goes on. It was not a disappointment. In fact, I became so intrigued to see the actual exhibit, I went the very next weekend.
The key to any museum exhibit such as this, is to come early and avoid the queues. A Sunday at The Met can always be busy, let alone when the first weekend of the fashion exhibit is unveiled.
As my friend and I walked into the museum, it started like a treasure hunt. Most of the fashion was "contained" within the Medieval Art Gallery of the museum, although, it did extend slightly beyond this point and is also held at The Met Cloisters (I did not see the latter...yet). Overall, the exhibit was so beautifully laid out; it blended so well into the museum's own pieces. It was a sight to behold.
A snapshot from the Met's Instagram showcasing the exhibit @
In hopes to not spoil any surprises, all I'll say is there is a part that ignites nearly all of your senses - sight, smell and hearing, excluding taste and touch of course. The array of designers chosen and the craftsmanship on so many of the garments, it was truly inspiring. And, to see the connection many designers had to religion, whether inspired or designed for, was eye opening. The designers included in this exhibit ranged from Dolce & Gabbana to Gianni Versace to Jean Paul Gaultier - all of which have some amazing pieces on display.
A snapshot from the Met's Instagram showcasing the exhibit
If you are in New York City, I cannot recommend this exhibit enough. It is a must-visit. "Heavenly Bodies: Fashion and the Catholic Imagination" runs through October 8 at NYC's Metropolitan Museum of Art.
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Americans love people with lots of spirit – individuals who are willing to push boundaries – in the best sense of the word. And, Meghan Markle, Duchess of Sussex, has done this with her flair for fashions that really work. This is why we love her.
After reading about Dolce & Gabbana’s new shop at 155 Mercer Street in Manhattan’s SoHo, I decided to pay a visit to see these digs for myself. On Friday, August 17th when it was close to 90 degrees F. I took the Downtown #6 subway and got off at Spring Street (a 10-minute trip). This left me at Spring/Lafayette and from there I walked west to Mercer where I crossed the street and took a short walk to 155 – all told a fairly easy jaunt.
There is something fun about watching the designer's vision on the runway. Yes, not all of the looks are practical, but it helps to bring what once were drawings and ideas to life. That part of the creative process is interesting to me. When it comes to street style, I have grown to appreciate this fashion scene.
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