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Evening dresses by Versace and by Dolce & Gabbana with imagery of Catholic saints and the Madonna and Child are some of the many surprises at the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Costume Exhibition. Heavenly Bodies: Fashion and the Catholic Imagination [May 10–October 8, 2018] features 150 ensembles by Cristóbal Balenciaga, Coco Chanel, Jeanne Lanvin, Elsa Schiaparelli, Alexander McQueen, Yves Saint Laurent, and Gianni Versace. Current designers include Donatella Versace, John Galliano, Kate and Laura Mulleavy of Rodarte, Jean Paul Gaultier, Thom Browne, and Maria Grazia Chiuri and Pierpaolo Piccioli of Valentino. Many designers featured in the show are Catholic. [read full article]

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