Heavenly Bodies: Fashion and the Catholic Imagination

This is a fashion exhibition at the Metropolitan, and also up at the Cloisters (which is part of the Met). These pictures were taken at the Cloisters. I wasn’t thrilled with how most of my pictures came out, but these are acceptable!

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Heavenly Bodies at the Cloisters

Heavenly Bodies at the Cloisters

While I didn’t love this shot, I’m including it so you can see how wonderfully they arranged this exhibit. All the mannequins and the clothes are positioned around the museum instead of all in one room. Here is one. Below it is a shot I took of the exact same spot in 2013.

Here is the same spot in 2013 when it was set up for the Forty Part Motet exhibit.

The Forty Part Motet

Stacy Horn

I've written six non-fiction books, the most recent is Damnation Island: Poor, Sick, Mad, and Criminal in 19th-Century New York.

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2 thoughts on “Heavenly Bodies: Fashion and the Catholic Imagination

  1. I love these pictures so much; I could just gaze at that crystal headdress for hours. So beautiful, so weird.

    Can you explain more about this exhibition? I’ll have to go read more about it, but I confess I never thought about Catholicism and fashion being related at all.

  2. Me neither, and it seems a bit of a stretch, except the fashion displayed definitely had visible religious influences! But who wears them?

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