To celebrate The Met's 150th anniversary, The Costume Institute's 2020 exhibition explores the nature of time by tracing a century and a half of fashion.
About Time: Fashion and Duration explores fashions from 1870 to the present day and shows how clothes "generate temporal associations that conflate past, present, and future".
With this idea of the past coexisting with the present, museum curator Andrew Bolton and designer Es Devlin have conceived the exhibition as a clock. The 60 garments are strictly arranged chronologically to reveal the evolving silhouettes and the body language that accompanied them.
The end of the exhibition looks to the future of fashion and examines the issues surrounding sustainability and ethics in the industry.
About Time: Fashion and Duration takes place at Metropolitan Museum of Art Costume Institute from 29 October 2020 to 7 February 2021.