From the white T-shirt, Yankee fitted, and Champion hoodie to the little black dress and Dashiki, door-knocker earrings, and Dutch wax interpreted for Items: Is Fashion Modern? – A new exhibition at New York’s Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) and its first fashion-only show in over 70 years examines the culture, symbiotic and social history of the clothing we wear. A recent University of Florida study shows modern humans started wearing clothes about 170,000 years ago. “It’s interesting to think humans were able to survive in Africa for hundreds of thousands of years without clothing and body hair, and that it wasn’t until they had clothing that modern humans were then moving out of Africa into other parts of the world,” stated David Reed, associate curator of mammals at the Florida Museum of Natural History. “Items: Is Fashion Modern?” gives a glimpse at some of the garments that changed the world — but the show less about fashion, and more about good design, history and the idea of timelessness.