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A record breaking fashion extravaganza

New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art says its fashion exhibit 'Heavenly Bodies: Fashion and the Catholic Imagination' broke the record for most-visited exhibition, beating out the massive 1978 King Tut show.

Heavenly Bodies: Fashion and the Catholic Imagination

Fashion and Catholicism have trumped King Tut.

The sumptuous and sprawling "Heavenly Bodies'' at the Met's Costume Institute was spread between the museum's main Fifth Avenue location and its Cloisters branch uptown. The museum says the show brought in 1,659,647 visitors between the two locales.

In 1978, "Treasures of Tutankhamun'' brought in 1,360,957 visitors.

"Heavenly Bodies'' was the largest exhibit ever mounted at the Met, covering 60,000 square feet in 25 galleries. It was curated by Andrew Bolton, the Costume Institute's chief curator.
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