Cardinal Timothy Dolan, Archbishop of New York, offered some unexpected spiritual guidance at Monday’s preview of “Heavenly Bodies: Fashion and the Catholic Imagination.”
Curator in charge Andrew Bolton was referred to James Martin by former Met president Emily Rafferty.
Rick Owens, Rodarte, Lanvin, Chanel, Balenciaga, Yves Saint Laurent and Valentino are among the designers featured in the show which spans a few areas in The Met and The Cloisters.
In addition to Benjamin Franklin’s rarely seen three-piece suit, the exhibition will feature furniture, tapestries, carpets, costumes, porcelain, sculpture and more from the 17th and 18th centuries.
A press preview for the upcoming “Heavenly Bodies: Fashion and the Catholic Imagination” exhibition is scheduled for Feb. 26 in Rome.
Curator in charge Andrew Bolton praised her “scholarly background in literature and cultural studies, and conceptual approach to museology.”
During “The Atelier With Alina Cho,” Michael Kors discussed the importance of Asia, his new fall ad campaign, having First Lady Melania Trump as a customer and helping to provide millions of meals for the underprivileged.
The animal activists chanted, taunted and made animal-like sounds at the designer.
The designer has lent 25 paintings to the Metropolitan Museum of Art for a summer installation in the Kenneth Jay Lane Gallery.
Suggesting that many design schools don’t make the technical aspects of design a priority any more, New York School of Design president Janet Tsong noted that a lot of jobs are in pattern-making, technical design and production.
Japanese folding, Indian textiles, the art of creating color and myriad other subjects have detailed explanations and imagery.
Kawakubo designed that Met Shop in her black signature polka dots recast in a shade of The Met’s signature red.
A year in the making, the exhibition will run May 4 through Sept. 4, displaying 140 of Kawakubo’s designs for Comme des Garçons from the early Eighties to her most recent collection.