Items: Is Fashion Modern?
Exhibition, The Museum of Modern Art, New York, US.
Explored here are 111 items of clothing and accessories that have had a strong impact on the world in the 20th and 21st centuries, and which continue to do so today. Various designers, engineers, and manufacturers have also been invited to respond to some of these indispensable items with pioneering materials, approaches, and techniques, thereby extending this conversation and connecting the history of these garments with their present recombination and use. Driven first and foremost by objects rather than by designers, the exhibition considers the many relationships between fashion and fun ionality, culture, aesthetics, politics, labour, identity, economy, and technology.