An Intersection of Fashion and Faith: "Heavenly Bodies" at The Metropolitan Museum of Art

An Intersection of Fashion and Faith: "Heavenly Bodies" at The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Posted by Annie Huntley on

I'm not religious in a traditional sense, but I do have a thing for religious iconography (and places), and an affinity for symbols of devotion and meaning (maybe you’ve noticed). Walking into the “Heavenly Bodies” exhibit at The Met this summer had me like HALLELUUUUJAH....

From Adrew Bolton, the curator of the exhibit: “The heart of Catholicism is a storytelling tradition, so I wanted the show to unravel a series of stories and conversations, which to me is part of the Catholic imagination.... it is meant to show an aspect of the Catholic faith which is all about extraordinary beauty. I think that one’s faith, no matter what faith you adhere to, generates an extraordinary creativity...I find that really fascinating — how faith has created such extraordinary works of art, whatever it is.”

Extraordinary beauty, indeed. Designers like Dolce & Gabanna, Balenciaga, Chanel, Yves Saint Laurent, and Jean Paul Gaultier created everything from hot and holy sequin mini dresses, to celestial gowns and head pieces so dutifully detailed, it would make the angels on high weep. (If you want to see a couple of pieces inspired by the show, check out Althea and Veritas from my PARIS 2018 collection.) 

Among the collection of reimagined sacred-wear was an assemblage of 4th - 9th century Byzantine jewelry. Hammered metals, amulets, crescent moons... It’s a trip to think about being somewhere in the line up of generation after generation of artisans who bring meaning and beauty into the world through highlighting sacred objects.

Whether a cross or a tennis racket charm, what we adorn ourselves with reveals so much about who we are, our hopes and aspirations.

One of Dotted Line’s mantras is Adorn Thyself. It's a call to action - not just to wear jewelry or fancy clothes, but an invitation to bring beauty to whatever space we are in....be it an art gallery, a holy place, or just our own heavenly body.  

Onward, 

xo Annie

PS: If you didn't see pics of the opening gala back in March, put down your Ovaltine, and look up "Sarah Jessica Parker Met Gala 2018."   Spoiler alert: Chapel head piece with full miniature nativity scene. 

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