Here-ye! Here-ye! The 2018 Met Gala has arrived, meaning public figures from all around the world gather at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York to showcase their designer ensembles dedicated to this year’s theme… “Heavenly Bodies: Fashion and the Catholic Imagination.”
According to Vogue.com, the theme is “dedicated to create a dialogue between fashion and the masterworks of religious art in the museum’s holdings.” This year’s fashion will display their wearable-take on Catholicism.
Many believe that this theme of the 2018 Met Gala might be the most controversial one yet, flaunting fashion based off of a religion posing next to sacred artifacts including the title “Catholic Imagination.”
Conversely Andrew Bolton, has defended this argument, “Some might consider fashion to be an unfitting or unseemly medium by which to engage with ideas about the sacred or the divine, but dress is central to any discussion about religion,” he said at Rome in a press conference. “It affirms religious allegiances and, by extension, it asserts religious differences.”