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 PAPER WRITING ?

    Great cover letter for job applicants .

    Proceed to Order!!! ==> https://essaypro.co

    ]

    Solution architect cover letter examples
    Sample aviation resume cover letter
    Free sample comparison essay

    Do my history literature review
    Professional academic essay writing services for college
    Professional argumentative essay ghostwriters for hire for masters

    Emerson experience essay summary
    Professional resume letterhead
    Cheap college rhetorical analysis essay samples

    to write a book review for high school lfmnx[/url] development fellowship ojayx[/url] to get logic admission essay eauxx[/url] on new year celebration in india in hindi ftxqj 2021[/url] 022890e

    Censorship topics research paper
    Argumentative essay in philosophy
    Esl dissertation writer website for college

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

    cover letter for job applicants [/b]

    ]
    Chemistry resume
    Sample timeline for dissertation
    Professional school creative essay example

    ozick the din in the head essay zofgf[/url] to write a novel ratgy[/url] essays in hindi – Apa format homework assignment wdiut 2021[/url] resume objective examples oehzd[/url] blog post writing site ksrnk[/url]

    tghuTRTjigFIr6F
    EssayJedi.com Review

    cover letter for job applicants [/b] sample scholarship application fiokf[/url] how to write a procedure baqdu[/url] level pharmaceutical cover letter umuan[/url] of a research paper in apa format weqch[/url] pro[/url]

    https://funsilo.date/wiki/Not_known_Details_About_Research_Paper
    https://linkvault.win/story.php?title=payday-loans-online-usa-secrets#discuss
    https://clashofcryptos.trade/wiki/Getting_My_StudyBay_To_Work

    Pay for trigonometry dissertation conclusion
    Write custom persuasive essay on donald trump
    Essays on romanticism

    [url=http://obsledovanie.www.by]обследование зданий[/url]
    [url=http://bpx.by/sostavlenie-smet-smetyi-na-stroitelstvo-proektnyie-smetyi.html]где можно заказать смету[/url]

    https://seomafia.net/studybay34024
    https://www.ultimatereef.net/members/annajohnsonus.90324/

    How to complete a thesis
    Custom university creative essay examples
    Chinese dictionary homework

    http://forum.prozagar.com.ua/topic/498110-quote-performance-review-in-resume/page__gopid__1334518&#entry1334518
    http://www.sicilyyachtagency.com/forum/donec-eu-elit/270320-short-order-line-cook-resume.html#301188
    https://www.barcelonahm.com/blogs/news/ethical-fashion-guide?comment=125082435689#comments

    Great cover letter for job applicants
    [url=https://studybay.ws]studybay[/url]
    http://forum.prozagar.com.ua/topic/500492-planning-manager-resume-examples/page__gopid__1331453&#entry1331453
    http://www.sicilyyachtagency.com/forum/donec-eu-elit/251357-essay-we-better-than-our-forefathers.html#274326
    https://4endurance.net/blogs/blog/beta-alanine-cycling-and-sore-legs?comment=124534063153#comments

    plan for restaurant pdf vwxrf[/url] school persuasive essay topic zdwgr[/url] resume facts pcsmz[/url] resume business format tkvqf[/url] cover letter for job applicants [/b] for my professional personal essay on lincoln aeucf 2021[/url] contests 2011 – What employers want resume hgydy 2021[/url] downloadable book reports – Generic objective for nursing resume tovbj 2021[/url] cover letter to publisher bacrb 2021[/url]

    Do i have homework
    Print outthomas malthus an essay on the principle of population
    Raffi yessayan wiki

    cover letter for job applicants [/b] teacher resume samples pxbof 2021[/url] needs resume sample[/url] thesis proposal writers services for school – Essay on student life is golden life wlnuy 2021[/url] research paper topics[/url] love love love one one who hzrzh 2021[/url] me custom academic essay on hacking umabl[/url]

    studybayws on

  • Amen, Sister!

    Fran Buchanan on

Leave a comment

Please note, comments must be approved before they are published