Met Museum Exhibit Welcomes One Million Tourists In Only Three Months

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A Metropolitan Museum of Art exhibit in New York City welcomed its one-millionth visitor Thursday in a span of around three months.

The Met’s “Heavenly Bodies: Fashion and the Catholic Imagination” exhibit broke the record for the number of visitors for its annual fashion exhibit, Vogue reported. The exhibit curated by Andrew Bolton featured haute couture pieces by designers Gianni Versace and Cristóbal Balenciaga, and papal robe loans from the Vatican.

The museum previously hosted its annual Met Gala to mark the debut of the new exhibit on May 10. Celebrities wore Catholic-inspired outfits for the gala on May 7.

Singer Rihanna drew attention for wearing a papal-inspired outfit to the event designed by John Galliano for Maison Margiela.

The exhibit features a wide variety of unique outfits with religious symbolism.

The world-renowned museum also released a time-lapse video detailing the construction of the exhibit. (RELATED: Actress Resorts To Taking Party Bus To Gala Because Her Gown’s Train Was That Long)


The museum expected to reach a large number of tourists based on the prominence of Catholicism around the globe. The Met’s 2015 exhibit “China: Through The Looking Glass,” which featured oriental-inspired clothes, previously topped the record with 815,992 visitors in total.

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