Exhibition Palettes: The Costume Institute

A qualitative visualization exploring the themes of The Costume Institute’s past five fashion exhibitions.

Data Source: The Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Open Access CSV & Website
Tools: CSS / D3 / HTML / Vibrant JS

How does the theme of the annual Costume Institute exhibition, contribute to the visual identity? To explore this topic, I constructed a colour analysis to evaluate the associations of the colour based on the theme and question how the exhibitions compare over a period of time. Due to the five-year time span, I am comparing Camp: Notes on Fashion (2019), Heavenly Bodies: Fashion and the Catholic Imagination (2018), Rei Kawakubo / Comme des Garcons: Art of the In-Between (2017), Manus x Machina: Fashion in an Age of Technology (2016) and China: Through the Looking Glass (2015). All images used in the visualization been credited to the owners/photographers.