HEAVENLY BODIES

Founded in 1948, the Costume Institute Gala at New York's Metropolitan Museum of Art is the most important event on the fashion fundraising calendar, as celebrities from fashion, film, music and art come together to celebrate the grand opening of its brand new exhibition. This year, the theme was Heavenly Bodies: Fashion and the Catholic Imagination, which showcases how Catholicism has influenced fashion throughout history.

 

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Liberty Ross wearing the AW01 Crucifix Top, featured in Spin Magazine

 

 'British designers with pieces in the exhibit include... Preen's Justin Thornton and Thea Bregazzi. "A crucifix top from our autumn 2001 collection will be in the exhibition," Thornton and Bregazzi tell The Telegraph. "It was made from lace silk chiffon and 120 rosary beads. We were looking at faith and adornment at the time, but religious icons are always a part of our visual world." - The Daily Telegraph

 

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 Liberty Ross wearing the Crucifix Top at the AW01 Preen By Thornton Bregazzi Runway Show

 

AW01 Crucifix Top

AW01 Crucifix Top featured in i-D, styled by Edward Enninful

 

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Erin O'Connor wearing the AW01 Crucifix Top, featured in British Vogue

 

AW01 Crucifix Top

AW01 Crucifix Top featured in Spin Magazine

 

AW01 Crucifix Top

Rosemary Ferguson wearing the AW01 Crucifix Top in British Vogue, shot by Corinne Day

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AW01 Crucifix Top in the Heavenly Bodies: Fashion and the Catholic Imagination exhibition, curated by Andrew Bolton
With Barbara Drake Boehm, Marzia Cataldi Gallo, C. Griffith Mann, David Morgan, Gianfranco Cardinal Ravasi and David Tracy
Image by Katerina Jebb

 

AW01 Crucifix Top

AW01 Crucifix Top in the Heavenly Bodies: Fashion and the Catholic Imagination catalogue, curated by Andrew Bolton
With Barbara Drake Boehm, Marzia Cataldi Gallo, C. Griffith Mann, David Morgan, Gianfranco Cardinal Ravasi and David Tracy
Image by Katerina Jebb

  

"Fashion and religion have long been intertwined, mutually inspiring and informing

one another... it has produced some of the most inventive and innovative creations in the history of fashion." - Andrew Bolton, curator of the Costume Institute at the Metropolitan Museum of Art

 

Lili Sumner

Lili Sumner wearing SS18 Tessie Dress at the Vogue Pre-Met Gala Party

 

Zanna Roberts Rassi

Zanna Roberts Rassi wearing PF18 Peggy Dress during the E! Live From The Red Carpet panel at The Met Gala

 

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