In the third installment of its Secret Life of Textiles series, the Met Costume Institute explores the sartorial role of synthetic materials. The exhibit showcases the aesthetic appeal of synthetic fashion, like Elsa Schiaparelli’s surrealist evening belt with plastic hands clasped as a buckle. The exhibit also documents the physical composition and decay of these materials over time.
Mar 6 — Sep 4, 2017
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The Met Fifth Avenue
Fifth Ave. at 82nd St.Manhattan, NY 10028