October 29, 2020, 11:55.32 am ET  

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The Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Costume Institute's 2020 exhibition, “About Time and Duration,” will be on view from October 29 through February 7, 2021.

The exhibition will trace a century and a half of fashion—from 1870 to the present—along a disruptive timeline, abd will explore how clothes generate temporal associations that conflate past, present, and future. Virginia Woolf will serve as the "ghost narrator" of the exhibition.

The timeline will unfold in two adjacent galleries fabricated as enormous clock faces and organized around the principle of 60 minutes of fashion. Each "minute" will feature a pair of garments, with the primary work representing the linear nature of fashion and the secondary work its cyclical character. To illustrate Bergson’s concept of duration, the works in each pair will be connected through shape, motif, material, pattern, technique, or decoration. 

Among the designers who will be represented in the exhibit are Christian Dior, Yves Saint Laurent, Alexander McQueen, Junya Watanabe and Cristobal Balenciaga.

For more information, visit www.metmuseum.org


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