Fashion certainly is a reflection of time and culture in societies, and the subjectivity of time concerning fashion is chronicled in our own history. However, the idea of timelessness in fashion seems paradoxical by definition: it is a state of being that is impervious to the passage of time and changes. So why do fashion forces strive to attain a state that negates its own existence of constant innovation? The answer lies in this year’s exhibition.

the costume institute's 2020 exhibition "about time fashion and duration"

The incongruity of timeless garments coexisting in fashion, a realm of constant changes, is catalytic. In “About Time”, the timelessness of fashion progression is manifested in the endurance of archaic styles of classic cuts, impeccable tailorings, and pre-modern silhouettes that are reflective of an everlasting look.

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