Mayowa Nicholas Joins Other Models to introduce MET Gala “Heavenly Bodies” theme in Vogue editorial.
Mayowa Nicholas Among Other Top Models To Introduce Met Gala “Heavenly Bodies” Theme In Vogues’s May Editorial
Mayowa Nicholas became famous when she was scouted by the Elite Modelling Agency in Nigeria. Since then, the 5 foot-11-inch teenager has come a long way with her modelling career as she recently features in a US Vogue editorial to introduce this year’s MET Gala and it’s controversial theme “Heavenly Bodies”. Read more of Beyonce made a fashion statement in a starling midi dress by an iconic British designer- Temperley London
Anna Wintour, the editor in chief of Vogue since 1988 has stated that everything has been handled in the most sensitive way and this year, fashion will meet Catholicism with the help from the Vatican as the grand exhibition gets underway.
Anna Wintour writes in her May Editor Letter;
“The exhibition itself has been years in the making, and it will be not only the largest Costume Institute show to date, but the biggest show ever at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. It’s hard to not sound hyperbolic about it, but it is going to be an absolutely magnificent experience- spanning some 26 galleries and including work from the likes of Valentino, Gaultier, and Dolce & Gabbana along with more than 40 extraordinarily opulent liturgical garments and accessories on loan from the Vatican. For the first time ever, there will also be an extension of the show running at the MET Cloisters, a museum at Fort Tryon Park in upper Manhattan, where the more monastic examples of fashion’s inspiration from the church, such as those from Cristòbal Balenciaga, will be on view.(Should you be visiting New York and planning to see the exhibition , I’d urge you also take the time to head northward; the Cloisters element will be just as stunning”.)
“For curator Andrew Bolton, it required endless hours of patience in dealing with the Vatican, given the labyrinthine way that it operates. Invariably, Andrew would finally arrange a meeting with one of the church’s officials, only to be told they were not on a retreat-or, when he actually got to speak with someone in person, heìd discover they were thrilled with the idea of the exhibition… they just couldn’t really help, as they were the wrong person to speak with. In the end, the Vatican has been an incredible partner of this show, lending pieces that have been rarely, if ever, seen. One tiara, anointed with 19,000 gems (of which perhaps 18,000 are diamonds), in a masterpiece. Writer Maureen Dowd has crafted a terrific personal essay about the show, which accompanies the sitting by photographer Philip-Lorca di Corcia and Executive Fashion Editor Phyllis Posnick. Maureen’s words underscore the unique experience “Heavenly Bodies” offers: the visceral thrill to be had from a show that connects deeply with faith, history, and creativity”.
A look at some of the outfits demonstrated in the MET Gala collections…
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