Artwork by: Aparna NethajiArtwork by: Aparna Nethaji

It’s through the media that society understands and learns to accept an ever-changing world in fashion, art, lifestyle and culture. Museums have a great way of interpreting art in forms of lifestyle movements. We can all relate to our school trips to the museum to learn about our history, to gather a visual representation of our past. Usually, we all need a physical reminder of who we are, where we come from, and the purpose for our lives.

Every year, the Metropolitan Museum of Art demonstrates something remarkable with what people are doing in life independently. We see everything from sculptures to lip depictions as forms of self-expression. Fashion is also taking a new turn. With a culture, increasingly sensitive to all sorts of political inconsistencies, religion tops the chart of difficult subjects. With the Met doing many different fashion exhibitions, they’ve decided to showcase religion in the works with fashion as their theme for 2018. We can’t wait for the reveal, especially the message meant to be portrayed. Jean Paul Gaultier, alongside John Galliano, Madonna represented by Dolce & Gabbana, Riccardo Tisci, Christianity displayed by Jeremy Scott and Prabal Gurung’s Monk Buddhism are just a few names you’ll hear with indications to religious references.

What does this mean for us, you ask? Why should you make a trip to the Met? Not only is it a unique illustration of the designer’s development in spiritual upbringing, but it’s more of a social acceptance of various religions. Religion is, in fact, a part of humanity, and we, as a society can be willing to accept a higher power other than our mere existence on earth. This display will rest our doubts because God is not a God of confusion, but of peace. This ties in the fact that we don’t do good works alone to go to heaven, but we must believe. This exhibition is sure to provoke your conscious and we can’t wait for a post-modern renaissance!



Images- Top to bottom: Dolce & Gabbana Fall 2017; Prabal Gurung Fall 2014; Jeremy Scott Fall 2017

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