The Met Updates ‘In America: A Lexicon of Fashion’ Exhibition Ahead of 2022 Met Gala
The Metropolitan Museum of Art has refreshed its exhibition that inspired the 2021 event.
The Metropolitan Museum of Art has made some new additions to its ‘In America: A Lexicon of Fashion’ exhibition which set the theme for the last Met Gala. This year’s Met Gala will also be following a similar theme of ‘In America: An Anthology of Fashion’ as the second part of the series celebrating the history of American fashion. While last year’s event fixated heavily on the broad topic of American fashion, this year the emphasis is placed on inclusivity within fashion.
Although several new looks have been added to the collection, one of particular prominence is that of Virgil Abloh’s Off-White piece that the designer began to work on back in 2020 for the original exhibition. However, when the collection came together Abloh’s design was removed for logistical reasons. Following the designer’s death in 2021 Off-White featured the gown in their 2022 Autumn/Winter show to honor Virgil Abloh as the founder of the brand and even closed the show with the piece. The look will now take its rightful place in the ‘In America: A Lexicon of Fashion’ exhibition and serves to highlight the ever-changing industry of fashion and perfectly epitomizes how the history of fashion is constantly being made.