Supreme, Champion & adidas in the MoMA: Streetwear That Changed the World

White T-shirt. Image courtesy Shutterstock/SFIO CRACHO

Items: Is Fashion Modern? is a fashion and design exhibit on display at the Museum of Modern Art in New York, and in it there are several pieces of streetwear and sneakers that have redefined style culture, including ones from Nike, Supreme, adidas, Converse, Champion, and other iconic brands.

Complex News got a first-hand look at the exhibit, as well as spoke with Senior MoMA curator Paola Antonelli, who organized the exhibit.

“When I got here, I noticed that there was no fashion in an otherwise amazing design collection,” Antonelli said. “I started keeping a list that I used to call 'garments that changed the world,' and of course it had the white T-shirt, Converse, Nike, Levi's 501, all the garments that you think are the pillars of modern design when it comes to fashion. And that's how the exhibit happened.”

Check out the full video above where Antonelli talks about Kanye West's influence in the design and fashion world, as well as the heated arguments that took place on what made the final cut for the sneaker side of the exhibit.

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