NEW YORK, Dec. 26 (UPI) -- The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York is offering the Average Joe a chance to weigh in with criticism of its new fashion exhibit.
The museum's Costume Institute has set up a special online site -- blog.metmuseum.org/blogmode -- on which anyone can comment about 65 items included in its "blog.mode: addressing fashion" exhibit, The New York Post reported Wednesday.
"While painting and sculpture can sometimes seem to be an intimidating conceptual remove, fashion is so familiar, so ubiquitous to our experience, that it is inherently and immediately accessible," said Harold Koda, curator in charge of the Costume Institute. "Individuals who might shy away from commenting on the merits of a Juan Gris or Henry Moore will readily disclose their thoughts on a gown by John Galliano or a mule by Manolo Blahnik."
The exhibit, which runs until April 13, includes items from the 18th century to today -- such as 1920s Parisian thigh-high leather boots and a Simon Costin 1987 necklace containing five vials of human sperm.