The large-scale exhibition explores fashion’s inextricable link to the concept of time, revealing how fashion has both acted as a mirror of the times and also shifted notions of image and identity over the past century and a half. This idea of a long-term, ever-evolving journey of creative innovation has been at the heart of Louis Vuitton since it was founded in 1854, and such ingenuity continues today under Nicolas Ghesquière, Artistic Director of Women’s Collections.
Nicolas Ghesquière interviews Andrew Bolton, the Costume Institute’s Curator in Charge, about the synergy between the show and Louis Vuitton and how clothes can generate temporal associations between the past and the present.
Since his debut collection in 2014, Ghesquière has often explored our relationship to time through stylistic expressions that combine evocative references to the past and the future, creating a new fashion language for the Maison. The exhibition features two looks from his past Louis Vuitton collections among many other historic and contemporary pieces.
“About Time” Exhibition
Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Exhibition Hall, Floor 2
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
1000 Fifth Avenue
New York, NY 10028
Open from October 29th, 2020 to February 7th, 2021