Did you think all of the Met Gala excitement was only going down tonight – and only for the fashion elite set? Think again! Ahead of this year’s event, themed Heavenly Bodies: Fashion and the Catholic Imagination, makeup superstar Pat McGrath is debuting an entire makeup collection and street style merch line in collaboration with the Metropolitan Museum of Art‘s Costume Institute. The Pat McGrath Met collection is set to include one of her brand new Lust Gloss shimmering lip gloss shades and an opulent special edition of the Labs’ gorgeous Mothership IV: Decadence Eyeshadow palette.
The museum-worthy fashion component will also feature some limited-edition short-sleeve and long-sleeve tees – just like her previous drop with Dover Street.
“I feel incredibly close to this year’s show — many of the extraordinary pieces featured are from shows and campaigns I worked on so to me, it represents some of the most beloved, groundbreaking moments throughout my career as a makeup artist,” Pat shared about her inspiration in a new interview with WWD. “For the Metropolitan Museum of Art to include makeup and makeup artistry alongside some of the greatest masterworks of Western art is truly exceptional.”
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Pat McGrath is the first makeup artist to work in collaboration with The Met – and she is considering this opportunity a chance to celebrate diversity and creativity.
“We are experiencing a renaissance of the individual and a celebration of people that demonstrates a renewed consciousness and desire to be more inclusive — though there is still a long way to go,” she told WWD. “True beauty is about confidence, individuality and character and we must continue to demand beauty icons who represent all cultures, genders, expressions of sexuality, religions and cultural beliefs.”
The entire Pat McGrath Met collection will be available at the “Heavenly Bodies” exhibition store starting today.
Some items from this exciting collaboration will also be sold at The Met Cloisters and the Store.MetMuseum.org website starting on May 8, 2018. Make sure to keep an eye out for these limited edition launches!— Kristine Hope Kowalski