Heavenly Bodies at The Met

“Art lovers already know the Metropolitan Museum is heaven on Earth. But its new exhibit . . . should convert everyone else.” —New York Post

My last visit to The Met had one purpose: to accompany my sister and mother. I actually planned to wait at some cafe outside but changed my mind last minute because I remember my last visit, I enjoyed it so much. I also missed being in the European Painting room and bought my ticket, not knowing that an exhibition of wonderful costumes was on exhibit.

‘Heavenly Bodies’ is The Costume Insitute 2018’s exhibition, features a dialogue between fashion and medieval art. The cornerstone of the exhibition is robes and accessories from Sistine Chapel. I saw beautiful robes that looked like they were sewn by little mice, tiaras with jewels so beautiful with colours of rainbows. Some of them were never taken out from the Vatican. However, cameras are not allowed in this gallery but you can see some of them on The Met website

The other galleries have dresses designed by known designer houses such as Dolce and Gabbana, Dior, Gaultier, Alexander McQueen, Chanel, Yves Saint Laurent, Valentino, Thierry Mugler, Christian Lacroix, and some others. The exhibition runs in two different locations, The Met Fifth Avenue, which I visited, and The Met Cloister, which unfortunately I didn’t have time to.  Here are some pictures from my visit to The Met. The ticket ($25) lasts for three days in a row, so we went back the next day for more paintings and statues in other galleries. One can never have enough of The Met.

 

 

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