Fashion is undoubtedly an obsession for the ages. From the brilliant costumes of French King Louis XIV to the iconic strands of pearls made popular by Coco Chanel, fashion and its trends consistently draw captivated crowds. New York's Museum of Modern Art discovered this pull of popularity in the 1940s when they launched their first fashion exhibition, and 2017 marks their first exhibition since to celebrate the glamour of the garment and the allure of the accessory.
From the quotidian quality of the white tee to the exceptional elegance of Yves Saint Laurent's Le Smoking tuxedo suit, Items takes the viewer on a journey through the fascinating history of how these fashions came to be within the context of various cultural, political, and religious influences. An exhibition for the ages, Items: Is Fashion Modern will certainly leave you looking at your closet in an entirely new way.