Catherine Addington on the Limited Imagination of the Met Gala

and the broadness of actual Catholic tradition:

But given this year’s theme, the limited gender expression was striking. The garments on the red carpet and within the exhibit attest to Catholicism’s major contribution to the world of fashion: clerical wear, from liturgical vestments to everyday cassocks. The prevailing Catholic silhouette is descended from the ancient Greek and Roman tunic. Yet no male celebrity was bold enough to break free of the confines of the standard well-tailored pant.

more, including samurai saints and Sagrada Familia

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