The showing makes the Comme Des Garcons designer the second living couturier to get the honor.
Microscopic views of textiles and threads help conservators string together clues about an object’s making.
Conserving one-of-a-kind objects calls for unique solutions.
Agile hands mend seven centuries’ worth of fashion history at the Costume Institute’s conservation lab.
From 1930s croquis to Naomi Campbell, take a look inside the Irene Lewisohn Costume Reference Library.