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Items: Is Fashion Modern?


  • The Museum of Modern Art 11 West 53rd Street New York, NY, 10019 United States (map)

Who doesn't know the Breton shirt, the sari, the Little Black Dress, Levi’s 501s and the pearl necklace? Items: Is Fashion Modern?' explores the present, past—and sometimes the future—of 111 items of clothing and accessories that have had a strong impact on the world in the 20th and 21st centuries—and continue to hold currency today. The exhibition also invites designers, engineers, and manufacturers to respond to some of these indispensable item - extending this conversation into the near and distant futures, and connecting the history of these garments with their present recombination and use. 

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