On a recent overcast afternoon I went with my homegirls Sisters-Cho to see The Model As Muse exhibit at the MET Museum, which ended up being a near-verbatim walk through of Michael Casey‘s multi-media intensive Fashion History class. It all came flooding back.

By far my favorite room was the 1960’s – a massive split-screen projection of Blow Up was playing, Around the room stood super-mod dresses by Paco Rabanne, Bernard & François Baschet, and Pierre Cardin. There were also two unbelievable pieces by Yves Saint Laurent.

While the 60’s have never been my favorite moment in fashion, I appreciate the way they curated this decade. Another great display was the reflective case full of white Prada and Helmut Lang in the 90s…  a stark and welcome contrast to the Anna Sui grunge-fest you have to walk through to get there.

After we’d had our fill of iconic fashion, we momentarily frolicked through modern art and Ancient Greece (which I will never get tired of) before escaping into central park.



Written by Mishka
Michelle Christina Larsen (a.k.a. Mishka) founded heymishka.com in 2008, and has since documented her love of DIY, vintage, and creative living here. She curates and sells vintage fashion at Hey Mishka Vintage and runs the annual Sugar x Spice Holiday Makers Market in Brooklyn each holiday season. When she's not blogging, hunting for vintage, or doing DIY projects, Michelle Christina writes marketing copy for fashion brands and helps freelance writers grow their careers at Day Job Optional.