Costume Institute


Met’s Costume Institute Analyzes Mourning Attire

1. Mourning Ensemble, 1870-1872 - Copy

New York—You might be wearing your chicest black fall ensemble while reading this article, but if you lived around 1815 to 1915, … [Read more...]

LIM to Host Now & Then Fashion Conference, Preview of Met’s Costume Institute Records

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New York—The past, present, and future of fashion will be examined in an upcoming conference hosted by LIM College. Entitled … [Read more...]

Metropolitan Museum to Salute Chinese Art, Fashion at Costume Institute

Tom Ford for Yves Saint Laurent, Paris Fall/winter 2004–5
Courtesy of The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Photograph by Marcio Madeira, © firstVIEW

New York–Greater China and Asia are hot! It’s not just a matter of economics either. The Spring runways featured an array of … [Read more...]

Renovated Costume Institute Renamed for Anna Wintour

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New York—When you’re an international fashion icon who's elevated the prestige—not to mention some $125 million in donations—why … [Read more...]