About Time: The Met’s Fashion Exhibit

Every year the famous museum located on Fifth Avenue in New York, known as The Met, hosts an infamous exhibit filled with a vast array of costumes. The exhibit usually consists of pieces designed by famous designers such as Louis Vuitton, Chanel, etc. Every year the theme changes, and it correlates with the Met Gala hosted by Vogue. The Met Gala occurs on the first Monday of May, and celebrities are invited to the event. The event is hosted to raise money for the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s costume institute.

This year is a special year, as it marks the 150th anniversary of The Met, and this year’s theme is: About Time. The exhibit focuses on the different eras of fashion, and the clothing worn in those eras. Though each era is unique from one another, the exhibits feature how they are connected as well. All of the costumes are based on a real piece of clothing that existed during that time period and has been recreated for a more modern touch, but still boasts the designer’s creativity of course.

In the summer of 2019, I had the wonderful opportunity to visit The Met’s costume exhibit, where the theme was Camp. Below are some images that I took while visiting the exhibit in the form of a video. The theme was centered around what fashion is, and to designers, it means something different to each one.

As you can see from the images, the theme was drastically different from the current 2021 theme in the sense that Camp used vibrant, eye-catching colors, while the About Time exhibit uses simple, yet stunning black and white shades of color. Camp was more out there and different than the timeless fashion that’s featured in the current exhibit. Though the two exhibits are different, both are still cunning and capable of immersing you into the wonderful world of fashion! For more information about The Met’s current exhibit, About Time, you can visit:


The Video Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S2wkdQ39Qug