The theme of Met Gala 2017 is “Heavenly Bodies: Fashion and the Catholic Imagination”
By placing fashion within “the broader context of religious artistic production” (like paintings and architecture), Costume Institute curator in charge Andrew Bolton, working alongside colleagues from the Met’s medieval department and the Cloisters, aims to show how “material Christianity” has helped form “the Catholic imagination.” The intersection of faith and fashion, the sacred and profane, as it were, has not always been easy—“complex and sometimes contested” is how Bolton characterizes the relationship—but the interplay between the two has inspired some awe-inspiring sartorial innovation.
The hosts of the gala will be Amal Clooney, Rhianna, and Donatella Versace
The show will be presented Met’s Fifth Avenue location and at the Cloisters.
The sponsors of the show are Donatella Versace, Christine and Stephen A. Schwarzman as well as Conde Nast.
The show will be on view from May 10th – October 8, 2018.