Ray-Ban Aviator at MoMA

Ray-Ban Aviator at MoMA

Items: Is Fashion Modern?, an exhibition at the Museum of Modern Art, will explore the present, past—and sometimes the future—of 111 items of clothing and accessories that have had a strong impact on the world in the 20th and 21st centuries—and continue to hold currency today.  The exhibit will run from October 1st through January 28th.

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For the first time in70 years, MoMA is dedicating an exhibition related to the world of fashion. The pieces on display range from the modern Little Black Dress to the ancient sari, the kippah and the keffiyeh; from Levi’s 501s to the iconic aviator glasses designed in 1937. 

Items will also invite some designers, engineers, and manufacturers to respond to some of these indispensable items with pioneering materials, approaches, and techniques—extending this conversation into the near and distant future, and connecting the history of these garments with their present recombination and use. Driven first and foremost by objects, not designers, the exhibition considers the many relationships between fashion and functionality, culture, aesthetics, politics, labor, identity, economy, and technology. 

Luxottica is proud to see one of its iconic brands alongside some of the most well-known and transformative items from the fashion world as part of this exhibit. 

Celebrate the enduring influence of fashion on our past, present, and future with us this fall at MoMA.

Learn more about the exhibition here 

Last updated: Oct 02 2017