Whether we call them fashion, apparel, clothes, accessories, garments, or numbers, the items we wear are central to our lives, our identities, and the ways in which we relate to society and the world. Because they are so essential and meaningful, they have been the subject of countless studies and exhibitions, from equally numerous points of view—art historical, sociological, aesthetic, technological, and more. The design angle, by nature a synthesis of all these approaches, is the one MoMA has chosen for this event, and for the upcoming exhibition Items: Is Fashion Modern?
Items: Is Fashion Modern? Salon and Abecedarium
Sunday, May 15, 6:00–8:00 p.m.
Monday, May 16, 9:30 a.m.–6:15 p.m.
with reception to follow