The Costume Institute’s ‘AboutTime’ Exhibition Subtly Points to Sustainability as the Future of Fashion

If time utilized to march along in a straight line, advancing at routine periods of minutes, days and years, that all appeared to alter in2020

As the pandemic forced individuals to stay at home, the regimens we ‘d count on in the past– like entering into a workplace Monday through Friday– liquified, leaving in their wake a population that might hardly remember what day it was Against that background, the MetropolitanMuseum of Art‘s brand-new CostumeInstitute exhibit, “About Time,” feels nearly prescient.

“The show is a meditation on fashion and temporality,” stated manager AndrewBolton in a series of virtual remarks on the day the exhibit opened. That meditation feels entirely pertinent in a year that’s appeared to misshape and suspend time like never ever in the past. (Originally slated to open in May, “About Time” was delayed nearly half a year and debuted in October without the excitement normally created by the MetGala, which was cancelled this year.)