Costume Institute

May 4, 2017

Art Review: The Met’s Rei Kawakubo Show, Dressed for Defiance

In the 1980s in the New York art world and other cultural spheres, black was the new black, and the designer most responsible for this state […]
May 2, 2017

Fashion Review: Reviewing the Met Gala: The Good, the Avant-Garde, the Absurd

What does it mean, as the invitation requested, to dress “Avant-Garde”? This was the question Monday night at the Met Gala, the annual fund-raising event for […]
May 1, 2017

Open Thread: Welcome to Open Thread, Our New Fashion Newsletter

Each week, the Open Thread newsletter will offer a look from across The New York Times at the forces that shape the dress codes we share, […]
May 2, 2016

On the Runway: What Is the Met Gala, and Who Gets to Go?

May 2, 2016 Vanessa Friedman ON THE RUNWAY Officially, it’s the Metropolitan Museum of Art Costume Institute Benefit, a black-tie extravaganza held the first Monday in […]
April 14, 2016

On the Runway: Anna Wintour Adds to Her Body of Film Work

April 14, 2016 Vanessa Friedman ON THE RUNWAY Anna Wintour, editor of American Vogue and artistic director of Condé Nast, continues apace her campaign to shape […]