How did the crew neck T-shirt come to be a fashion staple? The upcoming MoMa exhibition, Items: Is Fashion Modern?, aims to answer that question with 111 of the 20th and 21st century’s most ground-breaking pieces of clothing and accessories, on view from October 1. From the Birkin bag, the burkini and the beret, to fashion archetypes like the hourglass figure and the badass motorcycle jacket, the exhibition features designers like Ralph Lauren and Norma Kamali. “We go back in time to show how these objects came to be,” said the MoMA’s design curator Paola Antonelli, who wanted to create a living encyclopedia of the world’s most influential garments. “The goal is to get people to think differently about what they wear.” Scroll through for a sneak peek of the exhibition.
From: Harper’s BAZAAR US