The first fashion exhibition MoMA have put on in 70 years, will be entitled ‘Items: Is Fashion Modern’ and will explore the present, past - and sometimes the future - of 111 items of clothing and accessories selected by senior architecture and design curator Paola Antonelli.
The iconic list includes fashion’s most significant and stimulating pieces that have had a huge impact on the world in the 20th and 21st centuries - and continue to hold currency today.
From the Levi’s 501s, the Breton shirt, and the Little BlackDress, till the pearl necklace, the kippah, hoodies, hijabs and bikerjacket, the project involved 23 designers and 2 beauty brands chosen with a focus on New York culture, as Donna Karen’s ‘Seven Easy Pieces’ and Calvin Klein’s 1994 white dress worn by Cher.
The title “Items: Is Fashion Modern?” takes inspiration from a 1944 MoMA exhibition, ‘Are Clothes Modern’, which is the only other time the gallery has addressed this aspect of design. This year, New York is presenting a big trip through time, spanning different generations and seasons of style and extending the conversation into the near and distant futures through innovative pioneering materials, approaches and techniques applied on 30 new prototypes.
Don’t miss the chance to be in the right place at the right time.
Till January 28, 2018, The Museum of Modern Art, New York.
See the full list of the 111 items here.
Watch the video here.