8 times fashion and religion collided pre Met Gala 2018
The theme of 2018's Met Gala – fashion's favourite costume ball – was Heavenly Bodies: Fashion and the Catholic Imagination, taken directly from Andrew Bolton's new exhibition. The red carpet glittered gold with halos, headdresses and crucifixes, with trains and veils dragging metres behind their wearers and stars transformed into popes and priests.
We generally think of fashion as a secular discourse, but as in all modern society, there have been moments where religion has played a direct (or subdued) role in its influence. From McQueen's daring play on a burqa to Miles Aldrige's breathtaking visions of ecstasy, see our favourite collisions of fashion and religion below.
Chinese designer Guo Pei's collection was inspired by her visit to Saint Gallen Cathedral in Switzerland, Think Renaissance paintings, golden brocade, religious symbology and opulence.