This week the exhibition, “About Time: Fashion and Duration,” opened, shorn of its usual celebratory bells and whistles. Featured fashion dates back 150 years to 1870 to coincide with The Met’s 150th anniversary. About Time: Fashion and Duration traces the evolution of fashion, from 1870 to the present, through a linear timeline of iconic garments, each paired with an alternate design that jumps forward or backward in time. The Met’s Costume Institute opens ‘About Time: Fashion and Duration‘ at the museum’s Fifth Avenue location on 29 October. The Costume Institute’s exhibition About Time: Fashion and Duration (on view October 29, 2020 to February 7, 2021) traces 150 years of fashion, from 1870 to the present, along a disrupted timeline, in honor of the Museum’s 150th anniversary. The Costume Institute’s exhibition About Time: Fashion and Duration traces 150 years of fashion, from 1870 to the present, along a disrupted timeline, in honor of the Museum’s 150th anniversary. Rather than being organized chronologically, the ensembles have been paired based on uncanny similarities in silhouette, construction, and material. The About Time: Fashion and Duration exhibition explores the nature of time by tracing 150 years of fashion. It takes place until 7 February 2021. The 2020 Met Gala may have been canceled due to the coronavirus pandemic, but the exhibition that inspired it is still a go. Gallery view of “Clock Two,” the exhibition’s mirrored space. Called About Time: Fashion and Duration, the exhibition is based on French 20th-century philosopher Henri Bergson's idea of time as la durée, or duration, … Now open from October 29 to February 7, 2021, the aptly titled “About Time: Fashion and Duration” exhibition features 120 looks dating from 1870 (the year of The Met’s founding) to the present. "About Time: Fashion and Duration… Gallery view of “Clock Two,” the exhibition’s mirrored space. The — well, timing turned out to be perfect. Featured fashion dates back 150 years to 1870 to coincide with The Met’s 150th anniversary. The Met’s Costume Institute opens ‘About Time: Fashion and Duration’ at the museum’s Fifth Avenue location on 29 October. Watch an extended preview of the Costume Institute’s 2020 exhibition, About Time: Fashion and Duration. After months of COVID-related delays, the exhibition she designed for “About Time: Fashion and Duration” opens October 29 at the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Costume Institute.