What is the style of this year’s Met Gala?
Part one was “In America: A Lexicon in Fashion”– marking the Costume Institute’s 75 th anniversary and developing a “modern vocabulary of fashion,” according to the company’s news release. Part 2, the release continues, is called “In America: An Anthology of Fashion” and will “present sartorial narratives that relate to the complex and layered histories” of the American Wing duration spaces.
But what does “In America: An Anthology of Fashion” consist of?
This is the last part of the Costume Institute’s duration space trilogy (the very first remained in 2004 in the French duration spaces and the second remained in 2006 in the English duration spaces). According to the Costume Institute’s news release, this exhibition will be committed to males’s and females’s clothes from the 18 th century to today and will be showcased through vignettes produced by American movie directors in particular spaces.
The release keeps in mind there will be a “Shaker Retiring Room from the 1830 s that checks out the specifying qualities of American sportswear … through the work of Claire McCardell,” a “19th-century parlor from Richmond, Virginia” that will highlight the styles of dressmaker Fannie Criss, an 1819 mural of Versailles that will act as the background for a “re-creation of the the historic 1973 ‘Battle of Versailles’ that pitted American designers against their French counterparts,” a “20 th-century living-room created by Frank Lloyd Wright [that] will highlight the architectural dress of Charles James” and more.
“The interiors present a survey of more than 300 years of American domestic life,” the release states, “and tell a variety of stories—from the personal to the political, the stylistic to the cultural, and the aesthetic to the ideological.”