Coming soon: Costume Institute Gala!

Preview of MMA show “Heavenly Bodies”. Ensemble by Christian Lacroix, photo by Corey Tenold for Conde Nast.

This is a busy week at FIT, because classes are finishing up and students are turning in the semester’s final research projects. But it’s also the runup to NYC’s biggest fashion event, the Costume Institute Gala. The event is next Monday evening, May 7. As in past years, I’ll write about the red carpet for the gala sometime next week. I’ve included my Red Carpet Bingo card below so you can play along, too.

Just to give you a taste, I’ve included a few recent articles that offer some tantalizing peeks at the objects for the show will be.

Vogue article about conservators unpacking loans from the Vatican.

Gala preview in Vogue magazine

Yes, but how did the Metropolitan Museum of Art negotiate the loan of precious embroidered and antique textiles and jewelry from the Vatican?

Chairpeople for the MMA Gala Mr. and Mrs. Schwarzman, Donatella Versace looking at an embroidered cope at the Vatican. Photo by Domenico Stillenis for AP.


NY Times article about Vatican’s loans to MMA for Gala

Metropolitan Museum of Art’s official announcement of “Heavenly Bodies” exhibition

Teen Vogue article about controversy around combining Catholic imagery and fashion

New Yorker article discussing “Heavenly Bodies” exhibit

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