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The Met Store Launches Exclusive Cosmetics and Apparel with PAT McGRATH LABS in Celebration of The Costume Institute’s Spring 2018 Exhibition, Heavenly Bodies: Fashion and the Catholic Imagination

(New York, May 7, 2018)—The Met Store announced today an exclusive retail collaboration with PAT McGRATH LABS, launching May 8 in conjunction with The Costume Institute’s spring 2018 exhibition, Heavenly Bodies: Fashion and the Catholic Imagination, on view at both The Met Fifth Avenue and The Met Cloisters from May 10 through October 8.

In this first collaboration of its kind for the Museum, the store will offer exclusive PAT McGRATH LABS x The Met color cosmetics with the unveiling of the new LUST: Gloss Aliengelic along with a special edition of the best-selling MOTHERSHIP IV: Decadence Eyeshadow Palette. In celebration of the ongoing conversation between fashion, beauty, and art, these limited-edition cosmetics will feature artwork from The Met collection on their packaging. The line will also feature limited-edition apparel, including long and short sleeve T-shirts available in unisex sizing. Additional products will be released throughout the exhibition.

“The Costume Institute's exhibitions are legendary, and I am thrilled to be able to present this exclusive range of products inspired by this prestigious exhibition,” says Pat McGrath, founder of Pat McGrath Labs. “Religious history and artifacts have always been vital influences on my work, and it is an extraordinary honor for me to be unveiling these new pieces alongside this breathtaking exhibition as the first-ever beauty brand at New York's iconic Met Store.”

The store will also offer a special edition T-shirt by Versace as well as a range of fine jewelry designed by Donna Distefano. Distefano’s designs are inspired by a Renaissance papal ring, momento mori, and a Virgin and Child pendant in The Met collection, as well as her own signature rosary beads. Rounding out the store’s offerings will be a range of Met brand merchandise featuring artwork from the exhibition; ranging from $10 to $148, these items include a satin bomber, denim jacket, T-shirts, scarves, patches, wallets, a tote, and coasters. Also available will be a commemorative poster, magnets, and postcards with images by Katerina Jebb ranging from $2 to $28.  Ms. Jebb’s work is featured in the exhibition catalogue, written by Andrew Bolton, Wendy Yu Curator in Charge of The Costume Institute, with texts by additional authors.  

A portion of the Museum’s main store that is located adjacent to the exhibition in The Met Fifth Avenue’s medieval galleries has been transformed to celebrate the exhibition and includes special display units created by PAT McGRATH LABS expressly for The Met Store. 

All products will be available at the exhibition store at The Met Fifth Avenue and a select group will be available at The Met Cloisters and online at beginning May 7. Please note that telephone orders cannot be accommodated.

About The Met Store

The Met Store offers a selection of gifts inspired by current exhibitions and The Met’s unparalleled collection of more than 5,000 years of art from around the world. The store has a presence in all three of the Museum’s iconic sites in New York City—The Met Fifth Avenue, The Met Breuer, and The Met Cloisters—and online at

All purchases support The Met collection and the study, conservation, and presentation of 5,000 years of art.

Heavenly Bodies: Fashion and the Catholic Imagination is made possible by Christine and Stephen A. Schwarzman, and Versace.  Additional support is provided by Condé Nast.


May 7, 2018

Contact: Morgan Pearce
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