Met Costume Institute's 'Heavenly Bodies' preview (13 images)

The Costume Institute's Spring 2018 collection "Heavenly Bodies: Fashion and the Catholic Imagination" explores fashion's relationship with Catholicism at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City.
Updated: May 7, 2018 at 2:15 PM
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Mantles of deceased past Catholic Popes are on display.
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Anna Wintour (third left) and Donatella Versace (second right) listen as Archbishop of New York Timothy M. Dolan delivers remarks.
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Archbishop of New York Timothy M. Dolan delivers remarks.
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The Met's President and CEO, Daniel H. Weiss, said of the exhibition, “The Catholic imagination is rooted in and sustained by artistic practice, and fashion’s embrace of sacred images, objects, and customs continues the ever-evolving relationship between art and religion.”
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The Dalmatic of Pope Pius IX.
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The Zimarra, Fascia and Zuchetto of Pope John Paul II.
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The Met tweeted that the purpose of the exhibition is to "examine fashion’s ongoing engagement with the devotional practices and traditions of Catholicism."
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