Costume Institute

Interpretations of the gigot sleeve and nipped waist over the course of two centuries: left to right, an 1830s fashion plate, Princes Diana in 1983, a look from Marc Jacobs spring 2018.

Fashion Features

Decoding Fashion’s Nostalgia Addiction

Fashion’s love of the past continues to influence its future. But which references have proven most influential? And why do they keep coming back?

clock December 22, 2017Misty White Sidell

Met Gala 2017 Katy Perry


Comme As You Are

The looks at the Costume Institute gala ranged from barely there to over-the-top — and everything in between.

clock May 1, 2017Leigh Nordstrom and Kristen Tauer

Rebecca de Ravenel


The Bold and The Beautiful

Designs emphasized statement pieces in necklaces, earrings and rings, often using big semiprecious stones for that extra oomph.

clock February 24, 2017Roxanne Robinson

Rei Kawakubo

Fashion Features

‘Rei Kawakubo/Commes des Garçons’ Is the Met’s Spring Costume Institute Exhibition

On view from May 4 through Sept. 4, 2017, the exhibition will examine Kawakubo’s fascination with the space between boundaries.

clock October 21, 2016Lisa Lockwood


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CosPlay Keeps Growing at New York Comic Con

Cosplay continues to grow at New York Comic Con as Simplicity and McCalls grab key floor space in the exhibition hall.

clock October 7, 2016Debra Borchardt

The show is structured around métiers, or trades, of dressmaking. Here, featherwork from Yves Saint Laurent, Iris van Herpen and Prada.

Fashion Scoops

Met Announces Extended Closing Weekend Hours for ‘Manus x Machina’

The exhibit will be open until midnight during its closing weekend.

clock August 25, 2016Kristen Tauer

Andrew Bolton

Fashion Scoops

The Met’s Andrew Bolton to Be Honored at FGI’s Night of Stars

Bolton will be honored at the group’s Night of Stars on Oct. 27 at Cipriani Wall Street.

clock July 25, 2016Rosemary Feitelberg

Robert De Niro and Grace Hightower


‘The First Monday in May’ Opens the TriBeCa Film Festival

Robert De Niro, Donna Karan, Zac Posen, Francisco Costa, Chloë Grace Moretz, Rose McGowan and more came out for the premiere night of the TriBeCa Film Festival.

clock April 14, 2016Leigh Nordstrom

Costume Institute Previews ‘Manus x Machina’

Fashion Scoops

Costume Institute Previews Next Exhibit ‘Manus x Machina’

Attendees at the preview for “Manus x Machina” at The Metropolitan Museum of Art caught a run-through of Andrew Bolton’s plans for the May exhibition.

clock February 15, 2016Rosemary Feitelberg

Marissa Mayer

Fashion Scoops

Yahoo’s $3 Million Met Ball Sponsorship Comes Under Fire

A Yahoo investor has blasted the Internet company for spending the money — although Yahoo claims it was worth the investment.

clock December 16, 2015Maghan McDowell

Harold Koda retiring from MET Costume Institute

Fashion Scoops

Harold Koda to Retire from Costume Institute Next Year

He plans to retire early next year.

clock August 31, 2015Rosemary Feitelberg and Bobbi Queen

Hamish Bowles and Nicole Kidman

Fashion Features

Nicole Kidman On Costume Design at ‘China: Through the Looking Glass’

The star of films featuring acclaimed costume design was brought in to discuss the importance of clothing in the creation of a performance.

clock July 21, 2015Ally Betker

Jacqueline de Ribes

Fashion Features

The Met Preps for Jacqueline de Ribes Exhibit

“Jacqueline de Ribes: The Art of Style” will go on view at The Met on Nov. 19 and run through Feb. 21.

clock July 8, 2015Rosemary Feitelberg



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Marc Jacobs and Kim Jones on the runway at the Louis Vuitton Spring 2012 menswear show.


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