New York’s Museum of Modern Art in midtown Manhattan is exhibiting its first fashion-only show in more than seven decades, recounting the stories behind the garments and accessories that have formed the foundation of how we dress today.
Items: Is Fashion Modern? explores the past, present and future of 111 items that have made a lasting impact on history and society throughout the 20th century into modern times.
Among the items on display is a 3D-printed kippah, created by Professor Craig Kaplan, a member of the David R. Cheriton School of Computer Science’s Computer Graphics Lab. His 3D print is part of a selection of innovative kippot of different kinds. Also known as a skullcap or yarmulke, a kippah (plural, kippot) is a small headcovering that is a traditional part of the Jewish wardrobe.
Kaplan created the kippah using laser-sintered nylon as construction material. He studies the use of computer graphics in art, ornament and design and his interests extend to nonphotorealistic rendering.
The exhibit features many well-known and transformative articles of clothing, from Levi’s 501 jeans, the Casio watch and the Breton shirt to the little black dress, sari and kippah.
Items: Is Fashion Modern? is on display at the Museum of Modern Art until January 28, 2018.