The Met’s Heavenly Bodies exhibition has broken records


The Metropolitan Museum of Art’s ‘Heavenly Bodies: Fashion and the Catholic Imagination’ exhibition has received record-breaking numbers of visitors since it opened on 10 May.

The exhibition, which looks at the relationship between fashion, art and the devotional practices and traditions of Catholicism, has seen 3 million visitors attend its Upper East Side museum and nearly 200,000 visit the Met Cloisters in northern Manhattan, making it The Met Costume Institute’s most successful show yet.

Launched in May with another star-studded Met Gala, which saw Rhianna in a pearl-encrusted Maison Margiela gown and papal-inspired head dress and Katy Perry pairing angel wings with a gold Versace dress, the exhibition is the largest The Costume Institute has ever staged. The event spans 60,000 square feet and 25 galleries, and features 140 fashion pieces, from designers such as Balenciaga, Thierry Mugler, Azzedine Alaïa, John Galliano for the House of Dior, Valentino and Isabel Toledo.


From Harper’s Bazaar UK

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