The Metropolitan Museum of Art, or MET, is my favorite museum I've visited so far. Though Paris's Louvre is easily grander, I love that the MET shows a broader array of art from medieval to modern. I've had the opportunity to visit the museum on three occasions now, and I've always found new nooks and crannies to explore that I didn't on prior trips. I also appreciate that on each visit I've been able to walk in without waiting in a huge line. Something that you really can't avoid at the Louvre, even by using the secret entrances.
On our most recent visit, we arrived the day after the legendary MET Gala so we were some of the first to view the new special exhibition Heavenly Bodies: Fashion and the Catholic Imagination. As described on their website, the exhibition "features 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." To put it simply, the exhibition was gorgeous, from the ornate clothing and jewelry to the music that perfectly encapsulated the grandeur of the art. If you have a chance to visit NYC between now and October 8th, I highly recommend a stop here to view this gorgeous exhibition and spend a few hours getting lost in the other fantastic wings.
A few of my favorite pieces on display
These outfits are really awesome!
All the outfits are very beautiful
Becca Wilson says
These outfits are so very beautiful! I love that they have them displayed like this.
Jordan | Read. Eat. Repeat. says
Interesting! Some of those designs are kind of strange, but most of them are beautiful! The MET is on my bucket list if I ever make it to NYC.
I love the way they demonstrate all the beautiful dress I am in love. ?
Sofia Larionova says
Amazing! What an incredible exhibition. Those pieces are a true work of art I am totally in love with all the dresses.
Wow this is such an interesting way to display the gowns. There are so many different styles.
Aditi Wardhan Singh says
All these pieces bring back the MET ball hoop la this year. How fascinating it all was and these pieces do justice to the theme. Really interesting post. Every piece within is a classic of ever lasting fashion
This exhibit looks amazing! I love the artistic spin on the medieval styles and all the rich fabrics and intricate designs.
Wow, what a unique exhibit! I don't think I've ever been to the MET before but I definitely need to add it to my bucket list next time I'm in that area.
Catherine @ To & Fro Fam says
What a cool exhibit! I love that the Met always has its staples but introduces new shows periodically, too. Clearly these designers had so much inspiration to draw from!
Marlynn | UrbanBlissLife says
Wow, these are such incredible pieces!
Wow! This fashion gallery at the Met is amazing. I love the "imagination" of these beautiful unique pieces. What a cool event!
Erin @ Platings and Pairings says
Holy cow! Those pieces are absolutely stunning - I can only imagine they were even more beautiful in person!