Tonight is the Met Ball, probably the most important fashion event on the planet’s social calendar. This year’s theme is particularly interesting to me since I was brought up a Catholic, went to a Catholic private school, and the sense and feel of costume in the Church was always present in my life. The exhibition that runs at the Met starting next Thursday the 10th May, must be absolutely heavenly, (pun intended). The inspiration behind all these designs is divine, ( sorry for the puns!), the workmanship is phenomenal and the use of religious symbols, whether in imagery, paintings, embroidery, shapes or cuts, by a slew of international designers, is just storytelling of beauty and creativity.
Through a partnership with the Vatican, there will be certain papal vestments on display that have never been seen outside the Vatican. Designers have for years used Catholic iconography in their designs, most notably Dolce&Gabbana and Coco Chanel.
I suggest if you are going to New York, do get your tickets online as the lines are huge.
What would you wear tonight? I’ll post some images tomorrow of my favourites.