Mets Costume Institute to exhibit Masterworks: Unpacking Fashion

The Met’s Costume Institute in New York will debut this coming autumn its new exhibition called ‘Masterworks: Unpacking Fashion’. The latter will feature 60 works acquired by the museum in its archive over the past 10 years. It will explore how the department has honed its collecting strategy to amass masterworks of the highest aesthetic and technical quality, including iconic works by designers who have changed the course of fashion history and advanced fashion as an art form. 

“Our mission is to present fashion as a living art that interprets history, becomes part of the historical process, and inspires subsequent art,” said Mr. Bolton. “Over the seven decades since The Costume Institute became part of The Met in 1946, our collecting strategy has shifted from creating a collection of Western high fashion that is encyclopedic in breadth to one focused on acquiring a body of masterworks.” 

The exhibition will be exhibited in the Anna Wintour Costume Center from November 8th 2016 till February 5th 2017.