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Fashion Students Visit The MET Gala Exhibit

As part of the Visual Merchandising class, Humber Fashion postgraduate and diploma students virtually visited The MET and their gala exhibit About Time: Fashion and DurationThe exhibit marked the 150th anniversary of the museum entirely based on The MET's collection.

The curator, Andrew Bolton, wanted the show to be a “meditation on fashion and temporality, ephemerality and persistence, change and endurance”. The exhibit drew on the recent tensions in the fashion community brought by consumption and commercialization while also placing a strong emphasis on the environment and sustainability.

Helen Lee from The MET, guided students through the pieces and story behind the collection spanning over a century and a half, all while representing the temporal nature of fashion. Students were able to sense the parallels in the fashion of different decades as well as question the role of fashion in society today.

"The exhibit's grandiose scale was mindboggling. I was so thankful to The MET and Humber for giving students the chance to see such exquisite art curation bringing together history, sustainability and fashion." - Mariana, Fashion Management postgraduate student

Fashion never stops.

Click here to learn more about the exhibit.

The MET Gala Exhibit virtual tour

The MET Gala Exhibit garment closeup

The MET Gala Exhibit dress closeup

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