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Met Costume Institute and Brooklyn Museum Bring Back Fashion

Met Costume Institute and Brooklyn Museum Bring Back Fashion

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I also don’t think that the words Bolton has attached to each look — the “lexicon” part: “freedom,” “fluency,” “coziness,” “calm” — will make any real impression on visitors. But I bet what people will remember is how coherent certain overarching themes are: the elegant black dress, draped just so on the body from Charles James through Isabel Toledo and Rick Owens; the structured skirt suit; the camel cashmere; plush homemade knit; denim (of course!); and the really terrific opening room featuring a bouquet of patchwork clothes by everyone from Ralph Lauren to SC103 and Puppets and Puppets. And the whole thing may make visitors think twice about American fashion, which was the goal.That said, I also bet people will be drawn to the Dior show, which demands less of the viewer. It’s like a Ma...
When Is the Met Gala in 2021?

When Is the Met Gala in 2021?

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The second show, “In America: An Anthology of Fashion,” will be held in 21 of the American period rooms and will center on 300 years of historic narratives both personal and political. Some are well-known, like the Battle of Versailles and names like Oscar de la Renta and Bill Blass, but others are more obscure, like the story of Fannie Criss, a turn-of-the-20th-century dressmaker in Virginia and freeborn child of former slaves; and Elizabeth Keckley, a dressmaker to Mary Todd Lincoln. (The Met does not own any of Ms. Keckley’s work and is still trying to source her pieces.)The mise-en-scène of each room will be visualized by a different film director, though exactly who is still a work in progress — as are many of the pieces Mr. Bolton hopes to display.What is confirmed is that Franklin L...