Words by Nicole Thomsen
November 8th, 2017
In May of this year, the Met Gala paid homage to the legendary Comme des Garcons designer Rei Kawakubo, and now the theme for 2018 has been revealed. Heavenly Bodies: Fashion and the Catholic Imagination centres around the influence that religious and liturgical clothing has had on fashion. Following tradition, the gala will take place on the first Monday in May, days before the Costume Institute’s exhibition of the same name opens on the 10th (which the gala acts as a fundraiser for). The exhibition will feature designs from Cristóbal Balenciaga, Coco Chanel and Donatella Versace who is set to co-host the evening alongside Anna Wintour, Amal Clooney and Rihanna. This will be the 70th Met Ball to take place, originating in 1948.
Of course, all eyes will firmly be on the red carpet to see how each attendee and designer interprets the potentially controversial theme.
The exhibition will run from 10th May to 8th October 2018.
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