Art is a living breathing movement that progresses through evolution with man. The relationship between art and spirituality has always been apparent. The structures people pray in whether it’s a temple, a church, or a mosque, the beautiful stories, the paintings and colors are pure art. The Heavenly Bodies theme of the 2018 Met Gala reflected spirituality’s artistic influence on fashion perfectly.
Rihanna, Cardi B, Zendaya, and the rest of the dazzling red-carpet A-listers took an orthodox turn with fashion through Catholic inspired outfit accents. The looks were undeniably motivated. Rihanna and Cardi B’s ensembles, for example, took influence from the Pope and Zendaya’s head-turning metallic dress was set to resemble Joan of Arc.
Just as the saying goes, life imitates art. It’s easy to see why this is true with spirituality. We are very passionate about our beliefs. Some might say that people can get too passionate about it. That’s why it’s important to have this artistic connection to spirituality; so that we could step back and truly appreciate it for what it really is. It’s our connection to something bigger than ourselves, whether what you believe in has a god or not, and that is a form of submission. It’s poetic. It’s beautiful and it takes from within you to create an expression.
Just like art, spirituality is limitless. You have the right to believe what you want and practice however you want. What makes art and spirituality so beautiful is the individualism of each concept. No one person draws the same way another person does and no one person prays the same way another person does. The diversity of both art and spirituality is very important, as is the acceptance of all that fall under their categories.
I think the actresses and musicians were on this same page. They were able to express themselves through this spiritual fashion outlet and the results were awe-inspiring. I can’t wait to see what the Met Gala holds in store for next year!
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