when i was growing up my father was a preacher. i used to love to go to church and see what everyone was wearing. we called dressing up for church “putting on your sunday’s best.” so the relationship of fashion and church is not that new to me….
i was in nyc a few days this past week and i got to visit the costume institutes new heavenly bodies exhibit at the metropolitan museum of art, you know the exhibit that the met gala centers around. it was great! the exhibit explores the relationship of modern fashion with the catholic church and the relationship between creativity and religious imagination.
what i thought was interesting about this years exhibit was that there was more emphasis on the religious artworks than the fashion and i loved the music playing throughout. really beautiful.
what always intrigues me about visiting a museum is the people watching. it was a warm summer day in the city so everyone was in shorts and tees….as i looked around and all i could think about was what all of these people might be wearing to church this coming sunday. hopefully they will pull out their sunday’s best!