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IN AMERICA: A LEXICON OF FASHION

Fashion | January 19, 2022 |

In America A Lexicon Of Fashion
Gallery View, Nostalgia Image: © The Metropolitan Museum of Art

In America: A Lexicon of Fashion
The Met Fifth Avenue, New York
September 18, 2021 – September 05, 2022

The Costume Institute’s In America: A Lexicon of Fashion, launches a two-part exploration of fashion in the United States in the Anna Wintour Costume Center. It establishes a modern vocabulary of American fashion based on its expressive qualities.

In America A Lexicon Of Fashion
Gallery View, Wonder (Left), Warmth (Center), Joy (Right) Image: © The Metropolitan Museum of Art

This portion of the exhibition uses the organizing principle of a patchwork quilt. A signature quilt begun in 1856 from The Met’s American Wing collection opens the show, and serves as a metaphor for the United States and its varied cultural identities.

In America A Lexicon Of Fashion
Gallery View, Belonging Image: © The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Approximately 100 men’s and women’s ensembles by a diverse range of designers from the 1940s to the present are featured. Enclosed in scrimmed cases that represent three-dimensional “patches” of a quilt, they are organized into 12 sections that explore defining emotional qualities: Nostalgia, Belonging, Delight, Joy, Wonder, Affinity, Confidence, Strength, Desire, Assurance, Comfort, and Consciousness.

In America A Lexicon Of Fashion
Gallery View, Delight Image: © The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Part two, In America: An Anthology of Fashion – opening in the American Wing period rooms on May 7, 2022 – will present sartorial narratives that relate to the complex and layered histories of those rooms.

more. www.metmuseum.org

In America A Lexicon Of Fashion
Gallery View, Assurance Image: © The Metropolitan Museum of Art
In America A Lexicon Of Fashion
Gallery View, Consciousness Image: © The Metropolitan Museum of Art
In America A Lexicon Of Fashion
Gallery View, Signature Quilt Image: © The Metropolitan Museum of Art
In America A Lexicon Of Fashion
Gallery View, Belonging Image: © The Metropolitan Museum of Art
In America A Lexicon Of Fashion
Gallery View, Wonder Image: © The Metropolitan Museum of Art

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