Kelly here, Owner and Creative Director of Kelly McVeigh Events. I recently visited The Metropolitan Museum of Art (The Met, for short) for the first time. Shocking, I know. It was a hot summer day and Bank of America was offering free admission by showing your BOA card, so my husband and I took a trip over.
What I was most excited to see was the Heavenly Bodies exhibit. For those of you who don’t know, this particular exhibit is part of the Costume Institute. It changes yearly and is revealed at The Met Ball at the beginning of May. It is on display through the beginning of October. Each year, the theme of The Met Ball is centered around the new Costume Institute exhibit. Celebrities go all out to dress in the theme of the evening. The Met Ball is my dream event - it’s the one event on my list that I would be comfortable retiring after having planned.
Anyway, I didn’t do a whole ton of research on The Met or the Heavenly Bodies exhibit before our visit (I’ve been busy, ok?), so I had absolutely no idea what to expect. What I learned was that the modern-day fashions in the exhibit were designed by designers with Roman Catholic backgrounds. I am quite interested in fashion - I follow the current trends and have a pretty good knowledge of designers. As you can imagine, I loved the exhibit. It was so interesting to see the modern fashion up against the artifacts from other times.
I would highly recommend visiting the Heavenly Bodies exhibit. Keep in mind that weekends are going to be extremely busy, so I would suggest either going on a weekday or leaving yourself plenty of time.
Oh and if you’re wondering if I sat on the steps outside The Met doing my best Blair Waldorf impersonation, the answer is of course I did! I even made my husband take pictures.
Kelly and The KME Team