All that is known about the ball Met Gala 2018
On May 7, the traditional Met Gala ball will be held in New York, which will launch the next exhibition in the Metropolitan Museum, which this year will be devoted to the connection between fashion and Catholicism.
The exhibition of 2018 as the theme will present the influence of Catholicism on fashion, and was named – “Divine bodies: Fashion and Catholicism.” Its organization is supported by American philanthropists Stephen and Christine Schwartzman, Versace and Condé Nast, and at the exposition there will be presented delicate attire with Byzantine motifs Dolce & Gabbana and Chanel, reinterpreted capes of cardinals Balenciaga or inspired Valentino dresses. In total, visitors can see 150 exhibits, including 50, provided by the Vatican – jewelry, tiaras, papal clothes dating from the 18th century to the present day.
The event will be hosted by three places – the Anna Wintour Gallery, the Cloisters Museum in Manhattan and the Metropolitan Museum halls.
“The focus will be on the hypothesis, or, as we have called,” the Catholic imagination. ” How this hypothesis captivated artists and designers, shaped their approach to creativity, without relying on theology or sociology. Beauty often acted as a link between believers and non-believers, “commented Bolton, curator of the exhibition.
They say that the organizers of Met Gala have long wanted to reveal the theme of religion. After all, designers have repeatedly been inspired by this provocative theme in the creation of collections. But, according to Bolton, an agreement was required with the Vatican. Bolton personally traveled to the Vatican 8 times to negotiate with representatives of Catholicism. Finally, the church supported the idea of a museum about a joint exposition and discussed the exhibits of the future exhibition. Things from the Vatican will be presented in a separate room from other exhibits.
The sponsor of the exhibition Heavenly Bodies was the brand Versace, the publishing house Condé Nast, as well as the American businessman and investor Stephen Shvartsman.
It is already known that at the Met Gala 2018 ball, guests will be Amal Clooney, Rihanna and Donatella Versace. Of the guests invited only Blake Lively revealed a few secrets of her future attire. It is known that 600 hours of work have already been spent on its creation and the outfit will be embellished with precious stones by Lorraine Schwartz. And the shoes will be Christian Louboutin, the actress’s favorite shoe brand.