Recently, the Costume Institute of the Metropolitan Museum of Art held an innovative exhibition called blog.mode: addressing fashion. The ideas behind the show, which closed on April 13, were that (1) fashion is a living art form and, like all art, open to multiple interpretations and (2) it is important to promote critical and creative dialogues about fashion.

The exhibition included forty costumes and accessories that were recently acquired by the Met, and visitors were encouraged to share their reactions using computers set up in the Costume Institute galleries. You can see all of the clothes, and read comments on the exhibit blog (sadly, comments can no longer be added) by clicking the links below.

These are some of my favorites from the show, where the question wasn’t “Is it attractive?” or “Would I wear that?” (after all, most of these things were never intended for everyday wear) but rather “What does that garment say?”

Entrance — the Costume Institute is on the lower level.

Long dress

Gray constructed dresses

Pleated dresses

Three white dresses

Pink gown

Pink shoe

Blog.mode: Introduction
Metropolitan Museum of Art: Blog.mode Exhibit

3 Responses to Blog.Mode

  1. moi says:

    fun!!!!! liked them all but i think i’ll go with the grey constructed dresses………they are the raddest of all 🙂
    and annulla, just a thought, but you may drop by our humble abode if you wanna “do” route 66, from where it began. we’d love to host you 🙂


  2. I went to the MET last week to see the exhibition and it was closed. 😦

    The new Superhero exhibition is coming out soon.


  3. This was a lot of fun. We’re opening the Super Hero exhibition on Monday (for members only), then to the general public. Should be fun! Hope your camera is fixed by then!


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