Papal shoes on show at the METInaugurated with a dazzling event, where VIPs wore fantastical apparel inspired by Catholic iconography.

May 14, 2018
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On show until October 8, 2018, “Heavenly Bodies – Fashion and the Catholic Imagination” at New York’s MET-Metropolitan Museum of Art proposes a dialogue between fashion and medieval art from The Met collection to examine fashion’s ongoing engagement with the devotional practices and traditions of Catholicism.

The exhibition features papal robes and accessories from the Sistine Chapel sacristy, many of which have never been seen outside The Vatican, together with fashions from the early twentieth century, which have based their prints, graphics, and iconographies on Catholic imagery. The exhibition also notably includes the red shoes worn by Pope John Paul II and Pope Benedict XVI: strictly Made in Italy.

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