Advance Details of Costume Institute’s Heavenly Bodies: Fashion and the Catholic Imagination Exhibition

The Metropolitan Museum of Art hosted a press presentation on Monday, February 26, at Galleria Colonna in Rome, Italy, to reveal early details about The Costume Institute’s upcoming exhibition,Heavenly Bodies: Fashion and the Catholic Imagination, opening on May 10. Cardinal Gianfranco Ravasi, President of the Pontifical Council for Culture; Stephen A. Schwarzman, Chairman, CEO and Co-Founder of Blackstone; and Anna Wintour joined The Met’s Deputy Director Carrie Rebora Barratt and Costume Institute Curator in Charge Andrew Bolton for a glimpse of some of the objects on loan from the Vatican’s Sistine Chapel Sacristy to be featured in the exhibition, on view May 10–October 8, 2018, at The Met in New York City.
 Donatella Versace, Anna Wintour, Cardinal Gianfranco Ravasi, Christine Schwarzman, Stephen A. Schwarzman, Carrie Rebora Barratt, and Andrew Bolton
1. (From left) Donatella Versace, Anna Wintour, Cardinal Gianfranco Ravasi, Christine Schwarzman, Stephen A. Schwarzman, Carrie Rebora Barratt, and Andrew Bolton at The Met’sHeavenly Bodies: Fashion and the Catholic Imagination advance press event. Courtesy of The Metropolitan Museum of Art/@spgitalia
Tiara of Pius IX on display at The Met's Heavenly Bodies: Fashion and the Catholic Imagination advance press event. Courtesy of The Metropolitan Museum of Art/@spgitalia
2. Tiara of Pius IX on display at The Met’s Heavenly Bodies: Fashion and the Catholic Imagination advance press event. Courtesy of The Metropolitan Museum of Art/@spgitalia
Mitre of Pius XI on display at The Met's Heavenly Bodies: Fashion and the Catholic Imagination advance press event. Courtesy of The Metropolitan Museum of Art/@spgitalia
3. Mitre of Pius XI on display at The Met’s Heavenly Bodies: Fashion and the Catholic Imagination advance press event. Courtesy of The Metropolitan Museum of Art/@spgitalia