Skip to comments.Vatican Culture Czar Says Church Neednít Fear Fashion, Even its Ridicule
Posted on 03/08/2018 6:05:50 PM PST by marshmallow
ROME - When Pope Francis encourages the Church to reach out to the peripheries, he probably doesnt have in mind the sparkling, fleeting and tailored world of fashion. Yet haute couture and religion will marry this spring in New York, with a major exhibit aimed at celebrating the Catholic imagination in the world of fashion.
More than 40 religious masterworks from the Sistine Chapel sacristy, some of which have never before left the walls of Vatican City, will be presented at the Metropolitan Museum of Art May 10 through October 8. These historic artifacts, including towering papal tiaras, hand-sewn vestments and gilded rings will also be the centerpiece of the MET Gala, a highly anticipated yearly fashion event featuring starlets, designers and trend setters, which will take place May 7.
The theme of the ball is Heavenly Bodies: Fashion and the Catholic Imagination, and high-profile guests are invited to dress in accordance, assembling an outfit that somehow reflects the intersection of fashion and faith.
Past themes, such as technology in 2016 and Comme de Garçon design in 2017, have not been strictly adhered to, but the opportunity to reinterpret, draw inspiration from - even, perhaps, to ridicule Catholic imagery - might be too hard for these fashion mavens to resist.
For anyone who dabbles in the entertainment industry, from music videos to blockbuster films, references to Catholicism and especially the Holy Family are hard to miss, and few would fall under the category of respectful reverence. Drawing on past examples, its not impossible to anticipate provocateurs such as Madonna, Lady Gaga or Niki Minaj taking the opportunity given by the Met Ball to push the envelope.
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The best fashion plate the Church ever had was Father Guido Sarducci, God rest his soul.
Disgusting. Just as profane as Bergoglio pimping out the Sistine Chapel to Porsche or defacing the facade of St Peter's Basilica on the Feast Day of Our Lady's Immaculate Conception, to the delight of tree-huggers.
I wasn’t aware that Don Novello (aka Guido Sarducci) had died...