The PatternVault blog turns nine today! It’s been a pleasure writing about vintage fashion for you, for almost a decade.
Speaking of the passage of time, this year’s major Costume Institute show, About Time: Fashion and Duration, also considers questions of style and temporality.
Planned to mark the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s 150th anniversary, the spring-summer exhibit has been postponed to open on October 29, 2020 (closing February 7, 2021). Luckily, thanks to Yale University Press, the exhibition catalogue is available to purchase, or preview online.
The preview — and exquisite black-and-white photography by Nicholas Alan Cope — gives a taste of the garments selected for the now-postponed exhibition. Curator Andrew Bolton pairs Drecoll with Rick Owens, and a WW1 Red Cross uniform with current-season Margiela by Galliano.
As I noted on Twitter, About Time also includes a look at the McQueen dress that is SHOWstudio’s latest Design Download.
Happy blogiversary to me, and happy sesquicentennial to the Met!
7 thoughts on “About Time: Fashion and Duration”
Congratulations! I’ve enjoyed your posts very much; wishing you success for many more years 🙂 . FYI: the images in this post are not loading. It could be at my end – I’ll check in again tomorrow.
Thanks so much, and thanks for the heads up! It should be fixed now 🙂
Happy Blog Birthday! I always enjoy your posts and have taken much inspiration from them.
I’m knocked out by image1. What a stunning dress. Must make one. Image 4 does not show. Thank you for all your work and congratulations on your anniversary.
Thanks for letting me know, Barbara. I had missed that one image, but it should be fixed now.
Happy Anniversary! I always enjoy and learn from your posts — thank you!
Happy 9th blog Anniversary! As usual your posts are a delight; thank you for this treat!