Unpacking Fashion at the Met

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Past exhibitions at the met costume Institute have focused on geographic regions, cultural movements and important designers, but this season’s exhibition will be more of a “best of” — looking at some of the most exciting pieces acquired over the last ten years, representing fashions from the 18th century through current trends.

Short Dress

Dress, Sarah Burton (British, born 1974) for Alexander McQueen (British, founded 1992), spring/summer 2011; The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Purchase, Friends of The Costume Institute Gifts, 2014 (2015.69) © The Metropolitan Museum of Art, by Anna-Marie Kellen

Unpacking Fashion will present many of its pieces in boxes or packing crates as though they had just arrived — reminding visitors that even the most historic of garments were once the hottest new thing. Start unpacking November 18. metmuseum.org.

Last modified: July 27, 2017