By: Jomana Aly (@jomanaalyy)
For anyone who has ever wondered why Costume Institute is the name given to the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s fashion department, the gala red carpet for the exhibition “Heavenly Bodies: Fashion and the Catholic Imagination” was the answer.
The gala is a fundraising benefit for the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City. It also signifies the grand opening of the Costume Institute’s annual fashion exhibition, which this year explores the connection between fashion and the Roman Catholic Church.
It wasn’t a Saints and Sinners Halloween party, it was the first Monday in May, but a viewer could have been forgiven for getting the two confused. The dress code was “Sunday Best,” and never, even in the annals of Met Galas past, have boldfaced names raced so wholeheartedly toward a theme.
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