Retracing Fashion at The Met

The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York takes us on a fashionable voyage through the times.

In honour of its 150th anniversary, The Met is exhibiting About Time: Fashion and Duration, an interesting show that traces a century and a half of fashion. Starting on the 29th of October and running through to the 7th of February, 2021, you can walk from 1870 to the present day via fashion moments that marked the time. Demonstrating how fashion can both be linear and cyclical with certain trends integrating contemporary collections while others defining certain eras, a reflection of a moment in time, the exhibition is a celebration of fashion history and the artistry of designing and making clothes. Pieces showcased throughout the exhibition include a 1951 ball gown by Charles James, a sculptured couture dress from Iris Van Herpen's autumn/winter 2012/2013 collection, and a little black dress designed by Cristóbal Balenciaga from his autumn/winter 1958/59 collection.

All images courtesy of The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Photos © Nicholas Alan Cope

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