Watch a video preview of the exhibition Heavenly Bodies: Fashion and the Catholic Imagination, on view at The Met Fifth Avenue and The Met Cloisters from May 10 through October 8, 2018.
Featuring Andrew Bolton, Curator in Charge, The Costume Institute
The Costume Institute’s spring 2018 exhibition will feature a dialogue between fashion and medieval art from The Met collection to examine fashion’s ongoing engagement with the devotional practices and traditions of Catholicism.
Serving as the cornerstone of the exhibition, papal robes and accessories from the Sistine Chapel sacristy, many of which have never been seen outside The Vatican, will be on view in the Anna Wintour Costume Center. Fashions from the early 20th century to the present will be shown in the Byzantine and medieval galleries, part of the Robert Lehman Wing, and at The Met Cloisters.
Director: Kate Farrell
Producer: Melissa Bell
Editor: Sarah Cowan
Cameras: Dia Felix, Stephanie Wuertz
Lighting: Ned Hallick
Production Coordinator: Kaelan Burkett
Production Assistant: Bryan Martin
Original Music: Austin Fisher
Time-lapse Photography: Thomas Ling
Digital Composite Scans: Katerina Jebb
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