Miters and Miniskirts Or Fashion?
Each year, The Met Gala which is formally called the Costume Institute Gala hosts an annual fundraiser which benefits the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Costume Institute in New York City. It marks the grand opening of the Costume Institute’s annual fashion exhibit.
Each year’s event, celebrates the theme of that year’s Costume Institute exhibition, and the exhibition sets the tone for the formal dress of the night. The guests are expected to choose their fashion to match the theme of the exhibit.
This year’s theme was called “Heavenly Bodies: Fashion and the Catholic Imagination” and featured vestments that were borrowed from the Vatican. Celebrities adorned garments that exploited sacramentals such as the Holy Rosary and distorted images such as the Seven Sorrows of The Blessed Virgin as well as vestments worn by religious during the celebration of the holy mass, etc.
How should Catholics respond to this year’s Met Gala and what message does this send to young Catholics? In this segment of The Discerning View Radio Show, host, June Stoyer talks to author, Mark Mallet about his opinion piece lambasting the participants of this event as well as the clergy involved. To listen to the interview, press play on the video below.