We thought it would never happen again… but here it is. After 73 years, the New York City MoMA museum finally showcases a fashion-related exhibition on everyday clothing and design. In 1944, curator and architect Bernard Rudofsky raised a question, “Are Clothes Modern?”, which became the museum’s first ever fashion exhibition. But seven decades later, senior curator Paola Antonelli investigates fashion with a new angle through “Items: Is Fashion Modern?”.

The idea for the exhibition is to ponder over the temporality of the most iconic everyday fashion items of the 20th and 21st centuries. Antonelli explores the present, past and future of 111 garments, accessories and accoutrements that have had a profound and tangible effect on the American culture and the world such as the Levi’s 501 jeans, the Calvin Klein underpants and Converse All-Stars.

“Items: Is Fashion Modern?” will be organized in several galleries and each of them will have a distinctive theme. The Size and Form room will display an underwire Wonderbra and the Technology gallery will feature Issey Miyake’s A-POC and a pair of Moon Boot. Another theme will explore the relationship between modesty, introversion, and rebellion dealing with the political and cultural aspects of fashion through a hijab, a kippah, and a keffiyeh. The very aim of the exhibition is to highlight that the complexity of fashion touches everyone, everywhere.

MoMA museum runs the exhibition from October 01, 2017 to January 28, 2018.

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