Following reports last August that the theme of the next Met Gala, held in spring 2018 in New York, would be inspired by religion, the exact theme is confirmed as "Heavenly Bodies: Fashion and the Catholic Imagination."
Barbadian superstar Rihanna wowed on the red carpet at this year's Met Gala in New York, the society fundraiser dubbed "the party of the year" that gathers the world's most famous faces in film, fashion and music.
The Met's Costume Institute aims to set new records with this year's spring exhibition that explores the influential designs and works of the revered Rei Kawakubo. The exhibit runs from May 4 to September 4.
The Costume Institute at the Metropolitan Museum of Art opens its retrospective on Comme des Garçons this week, and in conjunction with the show, the Met Store will sell an exclusive line of Comme des Garçons products.
Ahead of the show opening May 4 in New York, the Costume Institute has released a video in which curator Andrew Bolton discusses the work of the Japanese designer and gives a behind-the-scenes glimpse of preparations.