Monday, October 30, 2017

New York: MoMa – Items: Is Fashion Modern? – Exhibition + Terrace 5 Restaurant

Items: Is Fashion Modern?
“This is a design show that takes fashion as its focus… We wanted to communicate instantly that the exhibition is about each individual object.”
Paola Antonelli
The exhibition at MoMa - Items: Is Fashion Modern? - until January 28 is curated by Paola Antonelli, Senior Curator, and Michelle Millar Fisher, Curatorial Assistant, Department of Architecture and Design, it explores the present, past—and sometimes the future—of 111 items of clothing and accessories that have had a strong impact on the world in the 20th and 21st centuries—and continue to hold currency today.


Items: Is Fashion Modern?
In the exhibition there are well-known and transformative pieces such as Levi’s 501s, the Breton shirt, and the Little Black Dress, and also as, ancient and culturally charged pieces, as the sari, the pearl necklace, the kippah, and the keffiyeh.  Driven first and foremost by objects, not designers, the exhibition considers the many relationships between fashion and functionality, culture, aesthetics, politics, labor, identity, economy, and technology.
Levi Strauss and Co. – Jacob W. Davis - 501 Jeans
1947 - denim
Hanes – T-Shirt
2017 – cotton

c. 1990s – nylon - polyester  -spandex
photographer: Ellen von Unwerth –  model: Eva Herzigova
Wonderbra advertisement

The Little Black Dress
Thierry Mugler 1981 – Gianni Versace 1994
 Philippe Starck 1997 - Nervous System’s Kinematic Dress 2014  
Rick Owens 2014 - Pia Interlandi – Garments for the Grave 2012

The Shift Dress
Harry Gordon - 1967
Paper Dress - featuring Bob Dylan

 Issey Miyake – Dai Fujiwara – Miyake Design Studio
A-POC Queen  
1997 – cotton - nylon – polyurethane

Adolf (Adi) Dassler – Rudolph (Rudi) Dassler  
Adidas – Superstars
1983 – oxhide leather and rubber

Aheda Naetti – Ahilida – Burkini
2003 – polyester
David Azulay – Blueman – Bikini
1970s – Cotton
Speedo – U.S. Team Swimsuit
1972 – nylon

Mao Jacket - (Zhifu)
c. 1970s - cotton – plastic
Francesco Risso – Marni Mao Mirror
2017 – silver foil Cordura – Swedish fabric – Kantha embroidery

 The Suit
“Central power garment in any business combination.”
John T. Molloy - Dress for Success - 1975

Platform Shoes
Boots made for Elton John
1974 – leather – rubber – metal – textile

Items: Is fashion Modern? //Checklist
The Full List of 111 Items

Restaurant - Terrace 5, The Carroll and Milton Petrie Cafe
This sophisticated, airy cafe is situated adjacent to the Painting and Sculpture Galleries, and enjoys a spectacular fifth-floor view of The Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Sculpture Garden and the surrounding skyline, with outdoor terrace dining available seasonally.

Hibiscus Iced Tea
Terrace 5 is a cafe offering a seasonal menu of delicious savory selections and an array of desserts. Terrace 5 features Danish furniture and tableware from leading modernist designers and manufacturers, including Arne Jacobsen, Georg Jensen, and Fritz Hansen.

Chilled Carrot Ginger Soup
Coconut and Quinoa

  Truffled Brie on Ciabatta

T-Shirt - Sol LeWitt

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