July 13, 2017
Love Fashion and Textiles? The MET Presents a Riveting Exhibition titled 'Synthetic Materials'
'The Secret Life of Textiles: Synthetic Materials' exhibition at the Metropolitan Museum of Art examines the role of synthetics in the development of modern fashion.
by New York Spaces
By: Erica Riley and Veronica Walton
Brimming with lively garments gathered from both past and present, The Secret Life of Textiles: Synthetic Materials at the Metropolitan Museum of Art examines the role of synthetics in the development of modern fashion. The final installment in a series on textiles, Synthetic Materials places rayon, cellulose, polyester, and plastic in a historical and cultural context: reflecting technological advances, changing tastes, and shifting landscapes in the fashion world. The exhibit also exposes their fragile and self-destructive nature and how museum curators are working to preserve these revolutionary materials. The collection will be on view through September 4.
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