Think embroidered papal mantles inspiring a John Galliano masterpiece for Dior, Joan of Arc armor refashioned as sexualized corsetry by Jean Paul Gaultier or the monk habit re-styled as eveningwear by Valentino.
Gold crosses, halo-ed headdresses and angel wings filled the red carpet at New York’s Met Gala on Monday, as some of the world’s biggest celebrities embraced the religious theme of the so-called Oscars of the East Coast.
Late British designer Alexander McQueen liked to tell his story through his audacious fashions, so getting those who knew him to speak about his personal life proved a challenge for the makers of documentary “McQueen.”
Chinese investor and philanthropist Wendy Yu, on behalf of her Hong Kong-based company, Yu Holdings, has created an endowment in perpetuity for the position of the Wendy Yu Curator in Charge of The Costume Institute.
Following reports last August that the theme of the next Met Gala, held in spring 2018 in New York, would be inspired by religion, the exact theme is confirmed as "Heavenly Bodies: Fashion and the Catholic Imagination."