Museum of Modern Art, New York (USA)

Items: Is Fashion Modern? 

Exhibition from October 1 2017 through January 28, 2018

The Cartier Collection has been invited to MoMA for a major exhibition about the icons of fashion that marked the 20th century. It’s the first time since 1944 that this theme has been showcased at MoMA. A Love bracelet from 1977 which belonged to Elizabeth Taylor completes a selection of 111 objects brought together to reposition fashion in the field of art and design, and in its political, social, and cultural context. The Love bracelet, an icon of romantic relationships designed by Aldo Cipullo in 1969, is displayed alongside other emblematic pieces such as jeans, the bikini, the little black dress and even the sari. To mark the occasion, MoMA has also invited several artists, designers, engineers and craftspeople to interpret 30 of these icons. Using innovative materials, the artists connect the history of these icons with their contemporary uses. On display is a prototype of the Love bracelet, created by Japan-based artist and designer duo Verbal and Yoon.

Find out more about the exhibition:

LOVE bracelet





Love Bracelet

Cartier New York, 1977


Provenance: Elizabeth Taylor

Nils Herrmann, Cartier Collection © Cartier

Items: Is Fashion Modern?

Installation view of Items: Is Fashion Modern?
The Museum of Modern Art, New York, October 1, 2017-January 28, 2018.
© 2017 The Museum of Modern Art. Photo: Martin Seck