by Amanda Vandenberg
One of the most important evenings in fashion – The Met Gala – happens tonight in New York City. The theme of the 2018 exhibition is Heavenly Bodies: Fashion and the Catholic Imagination, and it will be on view May 10 through October 8 at both The Met Fifth Avenue and The Met Cloisters.
In conjunction with that will sure to be an incredible display of art and artifact, The Met Store has announced an exclusive retail collaboration with non other than PAT McGRATH LABS. This is the first collaboration of this kind for the museum, and the duo has unveiled the new LUST: Gloss Aliengelic along with a special edition of the best-selling MOTHERSHIP IV: Decadence Eyeshadow Palette.
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“The Costume Institute’s exhibitions are legendary, and I am thrilled to be able to present this exclusive range of products inspired by this prestigious exhibition,” says Pat McGrath, founder of Pat McGrath Labs. “Religious history and artifacts have always been vital influences on my work, and it is an extraordinary honor for me to be unveiling these new pieces alongside this breathtaking exhibition as the first-ever beauty brand at New York’s iconic Met Store.”
In celebration of the ongoing conversation between fashion, beauty, and art, these limited-edition cosmetics will feature artwork from The Met collection on their packaging. Accompanying apparel and other merchandise will also be made available.
Other designer collaborations for the exhibition include a special edition T-shirt by Versace as well as a range of fine jewelry designed by Donna Distefano. Distefano’s designs are inspired by a Renaissance papal ring, momento mori, and a Virgin and Child pendant in The Met collection, as well as her own signature rosary beads.