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. 

2 comments

Your comment was posted successfully. We will publish it in a little while, as our blog is moderated.

  • NEED ESSAY WRITING HELP?

    Brooklyn public library business plan contest .

    Order NOW!!! ==> https://essaypro.co

    ]

    Essay on syriana
    Essay on van mahotsav in hindi
    Asia and pacific student essay competition

    Youth ministry cover letter
    Sample essay harvard referencing
    Top book review ghostwriting website uk

    Operator resume
    Guilford county schools homework help
    Help with custom college essay on hillary clinton

    paper on the marketing problems faced by the private pbiul[/url] writer for hire awafw 2021[/url] resume internship computer science csdew[/url] resume lexrm[/url] 8923120

    Top speech writing site online
    Essay on aims and ambitions
    Literature review ghostwriter for hire us

    HGtYUPlKMnGFW
    [url=http://studybay-com.designi1.com]studybay[/url]

    public library business plan contest [/b] login[/url]

    Sample essay on academic goals
    Esl thesis proposal ghostwriters website ca
    Russian industrialisation essay

    content editor website tdqmw[/url] with no experience resume sample ycjxt[/url] cover letter sales position ojaod 2021[/url] cv ghostwriter service usa iotpx 2021[/url] thesis list of abbreviations rxxrl[/url]

    tghuTRTjigFIr6F
    GetEssay.com Review

    public library business plan contest [/b] size dissertation[/url] style citation in an essay example jprps[/url] to get family and consumer science essay gmwhe[/url] manager car dealership resume jwqkb 2021[/url] pro[/url]

    https://s.id/
    https://zzb.bz/TzBPF
    https://fabnews.faith/wiki/The_Single_Best_Strategy_To_Use_For_Payday_Loans_Online

    Resume of linux
    Esl thesis proposal ghostwriter website online
    Best thesis writing website uk

    loans usa[/url]

    [url=http://author24.ru.com]автор ру 24[/url]

    https://ux.nu/W2cg6
    https://unimaidgist.com/groups/edubirdie-com-edubirdie-legit/

    Nurse position cover letter
    Top expository essay ghostwriters sites uk
    Esl critical analysis essay writers sites usa

    https://elki-penza.ru/reviews/#comment_23811
    http://forum.ornisoft.com/viewtopic.php?f=4&t=90340&p=811150#p811150
    https://forksonly.com/blogs/food-blog/hidding?comment=92963700865#comments

    Brooklyn public library business plan contest
    [url=https://studybay.ws]studybay[/url]
    http://mixmebel.com.ua/blog/my-pereehali/#comment_196531
    http://2enco.com/about/tuy-gentry-buckner/attachment/2e/?unapproved=1536&moderation-hash=8224e1bd9669b3dd8fce86010c2c59d4#comment-1536
    http://tmchens.imotor.com/viewthread.php?tid=540861&pid=806113&page=25&extra=#pid806113

    about computer in tamil[/url] on caribbean integration rdofe 2021[/url] honor society essay leadership ttxwi[/url] department essay contest wmiie[/url] public library business plan contest [/b] resume ghostwriting for hire online wfpkq 2021[/url] struggle of india essay qdumo[/url] geneseo college essays knrvr[/url] letter for grant report – Mca resume adgqi 2021[/url]

    How real is reality tv essays
    Aristotle prime mover essay
    Passing score for cahsee essay

    public library business plan contest [/b] essay the story of an hour azepj 2021[/url] essay grammar checker fxndy[/url] definition essay writers websites for phd jbhff[/url] dickinson essay conclusion dnrav[/url] traffic controller sample resume fpjie 2021[/url] modified food persuasive essay cgohc[/url]

    studybayws on

  • Amen, Sister!

    Fran Buchanan on

Leave a comment

Please note, comments must be approved before they are published