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The innovation that changed fashion forever

At the fashion exhibition hosted by New York's Museum of Modern Art, the zipper gets its due

Troy Patterson | Bloomberg 

What makes fashion modern? Is it the fabric? The cut? The way it tells you all you need to know about the wearer? I began thinking about this question last year when Paola Antonelli, senior curator of design and architecture at the Museum of Modern Art, recruited me to contribute to “Items: Is Fashion Modern?” The exhibition, which opens on October 1, is only the second the museum has devoted to fashion, following a 1944 predecessor put on by the maverick architect Bernard Rudofsky. As a prelude to the exhibit, I participated in a day of short talks on sartorial themes ...

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First Published: Fri, September 01 2017. 23:54 IST