Metropolitan Museum of Art


“China: Through the Looking Glass” Opens This Week

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True to its name, "China: Through the Looking Glass," opening May 7th at the Met's Costume Institute in collaboration with the … [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...]

“Kimono: A Modern History” at the Met is a Textile Extravaganza

Kimono: A Modern History

New York--With so much Asian influence in fashion now, particularly Japanese-styled obi-sashes, kimono wraps and Far Eastern … [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
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...]

Fashion Meets Art at Met’s Sol Lewitt Installation

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New York--Want to create the most eye-catching Instagram post of the year? Just slip into some graphic black-and-white Op Art … [Read more...]

Week in Review: 10 Must-Read Articles

Clover leaf ball gown, 1953 from Metropolitan Museum of Art's "Charles James: Beyond Fashion."

New York--This week was chock full of interesting, useful information if you were paying attention, that is. In a special … [Read more...]

Met’s Costume Institute Gala Goes Very Formal This Year

Eight models wearing Charles James gowns, in French & Company's 18th century French paneled room circa 1948

New York—The annual star-studded Costume Institute Gala Benefit is always one of the most talked about fashion events of the year, … [Read more...]

Week in Review: Top Must-Read Articles

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New York—It wasn’t as frigid this week as last, but many retailers probably felt a chill. Citing reasons such as light traffic, … [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...]

Met Bows the Bejeweled Splendor of JAR

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New York—“Dazzling.” “Eccentric.” “Magnificent.” Those are just a few of the superlatives that pour out about JAR, the jewelry … [Read more...]