Costume Institute


‘The First Monday in May’ to Open Next Week

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On Wednesday, April 13, Magnolia Pictures' fashion documentary The First Monday in May will open the Tribeca Film Festival  before … [Read more...]

Met Announces Technology + Fashion Theme for 2016’s Costume Exhibit

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Fashion and art continue to merge at the Metropolitan Museum of Art's Costume Institute, where the annual spring exhibit (coupled … [Read more...]

Fashion Industry Eagerly Awaits ‘China: Through the Looking Glass’ and Met Gala

Dress, John Galliano for House of Dior, Fall 1997

Fashion royalty and A-list celebs are certainly planning their Chinese-inspired outfits to wear on the Met Gala's Red Carpet May … [Read more...]

Met’s Costume Institute Analyzes Mourning Attire

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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
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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...]