They’re going to be rolling out the red carpet at the Metropolitan Museum of Art on Monday. It’s that time for the annual Met Gala, which marks the opening of the Costume Institute’s spring exhibit. It’s known as ‘fashion’s biggest night out’ — there’ll be an exclusive guest list, industry-influencing outfits and at least two Kardashians. The gala is known for breaking boundaries, and this year is no different.
This year’s theme revolves around the Catholic Church and how it has influenced fashion. I spoke with Vanessa Friedman, the fashion director at the New York Times. I asked her what we might expect to find at a Catholic fashion exhibit, and why now.