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 HELP?

    Cover letter with referral .

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

    ]

    Best school presentation examples
    Esl college dissertation proposal example
    How to write an oped

    Could write a song lyrics
    Ap european history french revolution essay questions
    Type my ecology thesis proposal

    How to write a strength and weakness essay
    Resume summer jobs
    Write my essay research paper

    college essay writers sites gb[/url] letter for fa[/url] academic essay writers services for school[/url] scholarship essay editing websites ca – Pay to get esl definition essay on hillary tchhw 2021[/url] 8923120

    Cover letter solutions
    Resume tips for software developers
    Top dissertation methodology writer websites gb

    HGtYUPlKMnGFW
    https://bestqualitypapers.com
    [url=http://studybay-com.jaiblogs.com]studybay[/url]

    letter with referral [/b] login[/url]

    Doctor dissertation
    Custom dissertation hypothesis writer for hire usa
    How to write news letters

    consultant resume cazfj[/url] worker resume jrlzn[/url] masters essay proofreading sites ca ixbtl[/url] aftermath wallpapers iggxo 2021[/url] comparison essay etvvu[/url]

    tghuTRTjigFIr6F
    EduBirdie.com Review

    letter with referral [/b] film analysis[/url] in metaphysics modality uzfcj 2021[/url] good persuasive essay topics inoyn[/url] analysis essay ghostwriting site for university bkfjl[/url]

    ]
    https://disqus.com/by/meatllama09/
    https://mybookmark.stream/story.php?title=what-does-paper-writer-mean-6#discuss
    https://squareblogs.net/lakeclick0/the-smart-trick-of-payday-loans-online-usa-that-nobody-is-discussing

    Professional analysis essay editing site au
    Free college essays for sindh text book board
    Resume formats word 2011

    выполнение работ официальный сайт[/url] essay online[/url]

    http://edubirdiecomedubirdie-com.blogginaway.com/profile
    http://www.fujiapuerbbs.com/home.php?mod=space&uid=1804833&do=profile&from=space

    Writing a samople business plan
    Uw admissions essay examples
    Help me write top argumentative essay on donald trump

    http://www.vintagegibsonforum.com/index.php?threads/14th-amendment-essay-due-process-protects-clause-mean.96685/page-45#post-125907
    http://ipet-hk.com/forum/forum.php?mod=viewthread&tid=421674&pid=682037&page=88&extra=page%3D1#pid682037
    http://mercedes-club.ru/index.php?threads/amateur-pregnant-wife-tits.13414/page-54#post-206451

    Cover letter with referral
    [url=https://studybay.ws]studybay[/url]
    http://seligerforum.ru/index.php?/topic/207032-a-visit-to-an-interesting-place-essay/page-41#entry2613168
    http://www.sicilyyachtagency.com/forum/donec-eu-elit/253424-eglomise-designs-college-paper-weights.html#277169
    https://www.yourultimatetrip.com/pure-luxe-in-punta-mita/#comment-78728

    to write suid program tfyqp[/url] expository essay ghostwriters for hire us ubctp 2021[/url] papers writing for hire gitxz[/url] to get trigonometry thesis statement jdzpm 2021[/url] letter with referral [/b] gun control essay rsokh 2021[/url] to write a letter to get your ex back ztsba[/url] papers writer websites gb[/url] resume – Top curriculum vitae editor service uk ivihg 2021[/url]

    Cheap dissertation introduction ghostwriting for hire for university
    Research papers on drug trafficking
    Collected+essays+of+alexander+pope

    letter with referral [/b] homework statistics[/url] essay on growing as a writer skywk[/url] essay on television hondq 2021[/url] a scientific paper cdwbd 2021[/url] grade homework helpers qeulm[/url] mba essay ghostwriters website au[/url]

    studybayws on

  • Amen, Sister!

    Fran Buchanan on

Leave a comment

Please note, comments must be approved before they are published