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[size=41]Actual Priest Gets Tons of Compliments on Met Gala Outfit[/size]
By [url=https://www.thecut.com/author/Sarah Spellings/][/url]Sarah Spellings@sarahjanespellingsPriests not attending the Met Gala. Photo: Godong / robertharding/Getty Images/Robert Harding Worl
When it comes to Met Gala looks, generally more is more. This year, Rihanna wore a bedazzled pope hat and Sarah Jessica Parker showed up with a mini-sculpture perched on her head. But one man proved that a simple outfit can have a big impact. James Martin, SJ, a Jesuit priest, wore his traditional vestments to the Met Gala, and was told he was “the best dressed dude here.” He did not upload a photo, but it’s safe to assume it was black and complete with a priest collar. He tweeted that his outfit, with many thinking it was a costume, was a big hit among the stars.
James Martin, SJ
[ltr]Actually said to me at the #MetGala tonight:
"I love your costume."
"Is that, like, for real?"
"You're the best dressed dude here, bro." (High fives me.)
"You look just like the real thing."
And, truly: "I love that you got dressed up as a sexy priest."[/ltr]
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Even at the Met Gala, the key to true style is authenticity *sips tea from chalice.*
'You look just like the real thing!': New York priest gets praised for his 'sexy costume' while attending the Met Gala
- Father James Martin, SJ was praised by gala attendees for his 'funky outfit'
- One attendee called him the 'best dressed dude here' and gave him a high five
- Another told Martin: 'I love that you got dressed up as a sexy priest' on Monday
- Martin, a consultor to the Vatican's Secretariat for Communication, helped curator Andrew Bolton with the exhibit and reviewed plans before the big night
By Anneta Konstantinides For Dailymail.com
PUBLISHED: 02:41 BST, 9 May 2018 | UPDATED: 08:46 BST, 9 May 2018
Blake Lively's dress may have taken 600 hours to make, but it was one priest who won praise at the Met Gala for the clothes he wears every day.
Father James Martin, SJ stood out from the likes of Rihanna and Cardi B by sporting what some gala attendees believed was the costume of a 'sexy priest'.
The priest tweeted some of the hilarious things that were said to him during the Metropolitan Museum of Art's Costume Institute Gala, which quickly went viral.
Martin, a consultor to the Vatican's Secretariat for Communication, helped curator Andrew Bolton with the exhibit and reviewed plans before the big night
Father James Martin, SJ stood out from the likes of Rihanna and Cardi B by sporting what some gala attendees believed was a 'sexy priest' costume at the Met Gala on Monday
The priest tweeted some of the hilarious things that were said to him during the Metropolitan Museum of Art's Costume Institute Gala, which quickly went viral
Martin, who fit right in with the 'Heavenly Bodies: Fashion and the Catholic Imagination' theme, revealed that one person told him they loved his 'costume'.
One attendee said the priest had a 'funky outfit' and another high-fived him and said 'You're the best dressed dude here, bro!'
Another guest assured Martin, 57, he looked 'just like the real thing', while one person proclaimed: 'I love that you got dressed up as a sexy priest'.
Martin, whose tweet received more than 21,000 likes, took the hilarious comments in stride on Monday night.
Martin (pictured here with George Clooney and Timothy Cardinal Dolan on Monday) took the hilarious comments in stride.
'Occasionally, I meet people who don't seem to run into priests in their lives,' he told the Huffington Post after the event.
'As a result, they don't know what to say. So I try to take it in stride, and I give them the benefit of the doubt.'
Martin, a consultor to the Vatican's Secretariat for Communication, helped curator Andrew Bolton with the exhibit and reviewed plans before the big night.
The exhibit, which is being held in the museum's Anna Wintour Costume Center, features 40 rare papal objects that had never before left the Vatican archives.
Martin said he hoped the exhibit would help people realize the 'influence the Catholic imagination has on art'.
'The Catholic imagination is very broad and includes not only priests and sisters working in the slums in the poorest countries, but also artists like Michelangelo and Caravaggio creating great works of art for the church,' he told Women's Wear Daily.
'So the Catholic church is very much both/and. It is not either the people, who work with the poor, or a church that influences art. It’s both.'
Although he rubbed shoulders with some of the world's biggest stars, it was the choir that Martin was most excited about.
'The highlight of the #MetGala for me was not the celebrities but the surprise appearance of the Sistine Chapel Choir,' he tweeted on Monday night.
Overall, Martin said he found the entire event 'enjoyable'.
'They obviously can't control how everyone dresses, and only a few of the costumes were over the top,' he said. 'But overall, it was a pleasant night.'
Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-5707289/Priest-gets-praised-sexy-costume-attending-Met-Gala.html#ixzz5F0S9hGQw
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