By  on June 24, 2018

Jean-Charles de Castelbajac is having a moment.

An exhibit of the designer’s playful paintings can be seen at Ralph Pucci Gallery Nine, and de Castelbajac’s Lesage-embroidered chasuble with rainbow-hued Byzantine crosses is part of the “Heavenly Bodies: Fashion and the Catholic Imagination” exhibition at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. De Castelbajac in 1997 created robes and vestments for Pope John Paul II and 5,500 church members to wear on World Youth Day in Paris. “The rainbow I designed in ’97 was like a visionary sign,” de Castelbajac said. “So much of my fashion has been inspired by art.”

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