The celebrated Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City artistically exhibits the strong impact the Catholic church has on the stylistic development of haute couture. In a rich line-up of heavenly silhouettes, lavishly embellished gowns and overtly majestic ornaments, the museum's Costume Institute and the Department of Medieval Art exhibit a jaw-dropping display of one-of-a-kind ready-to-wear haute-couture designs.
The Metropolitan Museum of Art boasts its 'Heavenly Bodies: Fashion and the Catholic Imagination' exhibit not only as visual entertainment, however. The institution seeks to stress the indubitable correlation between religion and fashion. The exhibition features world-renowned designers like Alexander McQueen, Jean Paul Gaultier, Yves Saint Laurent and more. With its thematic, the exhibit motivates the fashion creatives to tap into their Catholic upbringing and "acknowledge its significant influence over their imaginations."