• The Met's Costume Institute Unveils ‘Heavenly Bodies”

    16 days ago - By WWD

    While there are plenty of opinions about Catholicism - past, present and future - the Met's “Heavenly Bodies: Fashion and the Catholic Imagination” is meant to be a museum journey examining how the Catholic Church has inspired legions of designers.
    Why Catholics? First mulling over a religious-themed exhibition four years ago, The Costume Institute's curator in charge Andrew Bolton planned to zero in on five religions: Islam, Judaism, Buddhism, Hinduism and Catholicism. But starting out last May with a storyboard, there was such a huge imbalance of designers who swung toward Catholic and...
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  • Exclusive: Pat McGrath Labs, The Met Launch Museum's First Cosmetics Range

    16 days ago - By WWD

    Pat McGrath and The Metropolitan Museum of Art are joining forces for an exclusive retail collaboration. Timed with the opening of The Costume Institute's spring 2018 exhibition, Pat McGrath Labs x The Met will offer a range of color cosmetics and apparel, making McGrath's the first beauty brand to be sold at the museum.
    Since the 2015 launch of her first branded color item, Gold 001, McGrath has released lip kits, eye kits and matte lipsticks. In September she unveiled a core collection - a permanent range of color cosmetics that includes lipsticks, lip liners, eyeliners, a mascara and...
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  • True Confessions: James Martin Discusses His Take on ‘Heavenly Bodies' Exhibition at the Met's Costume Institute

    16 days ago - By WWD

    Before taking on Catholicism as a museum motif, Andrew Bolton turned to a Jesuit priest for a little extra guidance.
    James Martin, a well-known writer and editor at large at America magazine, linked up the Costume Institute's curator in charge with his Vatican contacts and tried to offer an objective view of the exhibition. While “Heavenly Bodies: Fashion and the Catholic Imagination” may appeal to many of the estimated 1.2 billion Catholics, the exhibition will indubitably stir up some critics, as religion-themed art often does. Martin, who has just released an updated version of his book...
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