At Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) of New York since 1 october 2017 until 28 gennaio 2018 will be on display a very interesting retrospective named “Items: Is Fashion Modern?”. Here fashion, sociology, antrophology and communication are twisted together to find to understand how exactly items or accessoires, basic or more important like a haute couture dress, are able to shape an era, marking her as a graffiti cannot be deleted.
It starts from the legendary white t-shirt, icon of rebellion since Marlon Brando and James Dean until today (impossible not having one of this), then you can see the legendary little clack dress, invented by Balenciaga and thanks Givenchy and “Breakfast at Tiffany” become immortal.
And how forget Levi's 501 jeans or even flip-flops. Our closets are full of all these clothing and accessories that we consider not a status symbol, but clothing of our times, essential. MoMA has collected 99 which have had a significant impact on the history and society of the 20th and 21st century, and that are today absoltely still contemporary and fresh.
They will have the same meaning 20 years from now? The answer that this exhibition aims to give seems to be positive.
Basic or not, there are items who are not afraid of the passage of time because functional, versatile, comfy and fabolous: can you maybe image a day in which the little black dress will be out of fashion?
Yes, it's classy, but at the same time very modern and this balanced dualism is the key of success for a timeless items.