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MoMA Opens its First Fashion Exhibit in over 70 Years

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MoMA Opens its First Fashion Exhibit in over 70 Years
At the beginning of the month MOMA opened its doors to a brand new exhibit dedicated to the art of fashion—Items: Is Fashion Modern? The exhibition was curated by Paola Antonelli, who has selected 111 items “that have had a profound impact on global culture in the twentieth and twenty-first centuries.”

Of the 111 items there are six shoe brands: Converse All Star, Adidas Stan Smith, Dr. Marten, Nike Air Force 1, Teva, and Maison Margiela Tabi Boot. Another 17 specific brands are featured in the exhibit which range in a variety of clothing and accessory items from the wardrobe staple of a little black dress to the aviator sunglasses and Chanel No. 5.

If you’re a New Yorker that visits and thinks: “I have all three of those items,” you likely have a good amount of the other pieces you’ll see at the MoMA, too. This is because the exhibition items were specifically chosen to focus on New York’s fashion.

The fashion exhibit on MoMA’s sixth floor will run through January 28, 2018. There is also an accompanying book of the exhibit for purchase that will last you far past its closing days.

If you leave the exhibit feeling they’ve missed a crucial element of fashion, feel free to Instagram the item and let MoMA know through the hashtag: #ItemsMoMA

Featured image source: Max Pixel