Wednesday, January 3, 2018

Items: Is Fashion Modern?

The Museum of Modern Art’s First Exhibition Dedicated to Fashion Design
since 1944 is titled Items: Is Fashion Modern? 

The Museum of Modern Art presents Items: Is Fashion
Modern?, an investigation of 111 garments and accessories that have had a profound effect
on the world over the last century, on view October 1, 2017, through January 28, 2018.
Filling the entire sixth floor of the Museum, the exhibition explores fashion thematically,
displaying 111 powerful and enduring manifestations of the ways in which fashion—a crucial
field of design—touches everyone, everywhere. Like other forms of design, fashion exists
within a complex system that involves politics and economics as much as it involves style,
technology, and culture. The exhibition examines this complex system using each item as a
lens. The 111 typologies are presented in the incarnation that made them significant in the
last 100 years (the "stereotype") alongside contextual materials—images or videos—that trace
each item's history and origins through to its archetypal form. Several concept items (the
Little Black Dress, for instance) are represented by more than one example in order to fully
underscore the breadth of the concept’s impact, bringing the actual total number of objects in
the exhibition to around 350. About 30 items will be complemented by a new prototype—a
commissioned or loaned piece inspired by advancements in technology, social dynamics,
aesthetics, or political awareness. Items is organized by Paola Antonelli, Senior Curator,
Department of Architecture and Design, and Director of Research and Development; and
Michelle Millar Fisher, Curatorial Assistant, Department of Architecture and Design, The
Museum of Modern Art.

The listing of all items on display 
This is a really cool exhibit, if you love fashion, there are quite some amazing items on display. I cannot believe it has been since 1944 that MOMA has had a fashion exhibition. 

I know that I am learning something about fashion when I saw this dress and knew right away it was a Versace! 

This piece was really beautiful 

Disclaimer: I could never be able to walk in any of these shoes. The one all the way to the right is McQueen. 

This was so darn cool and I was thrilled to be able to capture it for you. What we all need in our wardrobe! 

Zoot Suit (1940–42, lent by Los
Angeles County Museum of Art)
I thought this was absolutely wonderful as I had never seen one in person before! 

This suit just sparkled, so lovely 

I couldn't get enough of this zoot suit ! 

A great way to spend the cold January days in the city is a visit to MOMA for this exhibit!

The Museum of Modern Art
11 West 53 Street, New York, NY 10019
Please enter at 18 West 54 Street

The Museum of Modern Art
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Closed for Thanksgiving and Christmas
Open New Year's Day

Items: Is Fashion Modern?
October 1, 2017–January 28, 2018
The Steven and Alexandra Cohen Center for Special Exhibitions, sixth floor

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