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The Met x Wikipedia Virtual Edit Meet-up
Met Fashion
When and Where
DateSeptember 26, 2020
Time12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
AddressVirtual online event
City, StateNew York City

The The Met x Wikipedia Virtual Edit Meet-up: Met Fashion will be held Saturday September 26, 2020 hosted by the Metropolitan Museum of Art with Wikimedia NYC as a virtual online event. The Met x Wikipedia Virtual Edit Meet-up: Met Fashion (Metropolitan Museum of Art)

This is a follow-up to last year's successful MetFashion 2019, and will follow a similar theme optimized for a remote online experience.

We will be partially coordinating with the international Wiki Loves Fashion campaign.

Watch and join the livestream! The Metropolitan Museum of Art event on Saturday Sep 26 will host a tutorial and question-and-answer session live on YouTube and other social media platforms.

  • 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm - Training with curator talk and discussion
  • 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm - Editing with guidance and Q&A

Steps to get involved:

  1. Sign up on the Dashboard!
  2. Chat about improving articles! Support will be provided to help guide new editors in this area at Wikimedia Fashion Chat for the duration of the campaign.
  3. Best first steps, improve some stub articles: Category:Fashion_stubs
To sign up for this event: Log in or create an account.

Work list[edit]

 Working--A21sauce (talk) 18:06, 26 September 2020 (UTC)[reply]
added some, could use more on celebrity clients. - PKM (talk) 21:38, 26 September 2020 (UTC)[reply]

Fashion glossary[edit]

Many basic fashion glossary terms are underdeveloped or missing on Wikipedia.

  • Expand this table to see some of the major fashion topics. Each topic should ideally include breadth of coverage across history and cultures, gender and social status, and you can help bring Wikipedia closer to this ideal. The goal is for every entry to be as encyclopedic and inclusive as possible, including contemporary work. An example of a relatively well-developed article is mantua (clothing).

A number of clothing types are entirely missing, here are some examples:

The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the fashion industry, as well as inspiring some creativity in face masks, has included some revivals of historical forms such as the fashion of Marie Antoinette and her dressmaker Rose Bertin in Cottagecore, and also the walking dress. Fashion is deeply historical and cross-disciplinary, and Wikipedia can help to highlight some of those connections. Sara Clugage (Dilettante Army) offered a net of connections on this that include the Wikimedia Commons image of Elizabeth Vigée le Brun's portrait of Marie Antoinette in her purpose-made country clothes for the Petit Trianon, known as the chemise à la reine. As cottagecore often moves the romanticized countryside fantasy to the American West, the "open frontier" fantasy opens up connections to concurrent Indigenous fashions that are often underrepresented on Wikipedia, such as Ojibwe, Navajo, or Dene modes of dress. We can focus on drawing links between existing content on Wikipedia and the gaps that clearly exist around non-white designers, fashions, techniques, and textiles.

You can search free images on Wikimedia Commons from the Met collection here, and there are some suggestions of images and reference sources to add (don't upload new images from the collection, just search for the version on Wikimedia Commons, and put them on relevant articles using the guideline Help:Pictures):

Search fashion terms in Met images on Wikimedia Commons

Wikipedia term Met links
Haute couture link
Dandy link link
Jewellery link
Turban link
Trousers link
Paisley (design) link link link
Corset link link link link
Court dress link link link link link link link
Hoodie link
Oxford shoe link link
Beret link
Mask link
Victorian fashion link link link link
Dirndl link
Morning dress link link link
Wig link
Military uniform link link
High-heeled shoe link
1920s in Western fashion link (1921 fashion plates) link (1922 fashion plates)
Chinese clothing link link link
Cravat link link link link link
Gibson Girl link
Little Lord Fauntleroy link
Epaulette link link
Top hat link link link link
Veil link link link
Blazer link
Petticoat link link link link link link link
Handkerchief link link link link link link
Sweater link link
Leggings link
Folk costume link link link link
Fashion and clothing in the Philippines link
Suspenders link
Breeches link link
Glove link link link link link
Hand fan link link link link link link link
Headscarf link link
1795–1820 in Western fashion link link link link
Sportswear (activewear) link link
Helmet link link
Handbag link link link link
Tricorne link
Necklace link
Spur link
Ombré link link
Cloak link link link link


See also Costume Institute Exhibition Binders and Met publications readable online. Be sure to cite secondary sources such as newspaper reviews of exhibitions, not just publications from The Met.

For articles that haven't been written yet, the links create Wikipedia:Drafts.

Exhibition Date Watson Library Publication Press kits
Camp: Notes on Fashion May 8-September 9, 2019 link
Draft:Heavenly Bodies: Fashion and the Catholic Imagination May 10-October 8, 2018 link
Rei Kawakubo/Comme des Garçons Art of the In-Between May 4-September 4, 2017 link [2]
Draft:Masterworks: Unpacking Fashion November 18, 2016-February 5, 2017 link
Manus x Machina: Fashion in an Age of Technology May 5-August 14, 2016 link
Draft:Jacqueline de Ribes: The Art of Style Nov. 19, 2015-Feb. 21, 2016 link
China: Through the Looking Glass May 7-August 16, 2015 link
Draft:Charles James: Beyond Fashion May 8-August 10, 2014 link
Draft:Impressionism, Fashion, and Modernity Feb 26-May 27, 2013 link
Punk: Chaos to Couture May 9 - Aug. 14, 2013 link
Draft:Schiaparelli and Prada: Impossible Conversations May 10-Aug. 19, 2012 link link
Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty May 4-August 7, 2011 link link link
American Woman: Fashioning a National Identity May 5-August 15, 2010 link
The Model as Muse: Embodying Fashion May 6-August 9, 2009 link link
Superheroes: Fashion and Fantasy May 7 - Sept 1, 2008 link
Draft:Poiret: King of Fashion May 9 - August 5, 2007 link link link
AngloMania: Tradition and Transgression in British Fashion May 3- Sept 4, 2006 link link link
Draft:Nan Kemper: American Chic Dec 12, 2006-Mar 4, 2007 link
Draft:Chanel May 5-August 7, 2005 link link
Draft:Rara Avis: Selections from the Iris Barrel Apfel Collection Sept 13, 2005-Jan 22, 2006 link
Draft:Dangerous Liasions: Fashion and Furniture in the Eighteenth Century April 29 - August 8, 2004 link link
Draft:Wild: Fashion Untamed Dec 7, 2004-March 13, 2005 link link
Draft:Braveheart: Men in Skirts Nov. 3, 2003- Feb 1, 2004 link
Draft:Goddess: The Classical Mode May 1 - August 3, 2003 link
Draft:Adrian: American Glamour May 14 - August 18, 2002 link
Draft:Blithe Spirit: The Windsor Set Nov. 1, 2002 - Feb 9, 2003 link
Draft:Dress Rehearsal: Origins of The Costume Institute Aug 1 - Oct 28, 2001 link
Draft:Extreme Beauty: The Body Transformed Dec. 6, 2001- March 2, 2002 link
Jacqueline Kennedy: The White House Years May 1 - July 29, 2001 link
Draft:Curios and Trasures: The Costume Institute August 15 , 2000- Jan 21, 2001 link
Draft:Costume and Character in the Age of Ingres Sept 9 - Nov 21, 1999 link
Draft:Our New Clothes: Acquisitions of the 1990s April 26 - August 22, 1999 link
Draft:Rock Style Oct 9, 1999 - Mar 19, 2000 link
Draft:Christian Dior Dec 12, 1996 - Mar 23, 1997 link
Draft:Gianni Versace 1997 link
Draft:The Four Seasons April 8 - Aug 17, 1997 link
Draft:Wardrobe Sept 9 - Nov 23, 1997 link
Draft:Bare Witness April 2 - Aug 8, 1996 link
Draft:Two by Two Sept 10 - Nov 24, 1996 link
Draft:Bloom March to August 20 1995 link
Draft:Haute Couture Dec. 7, 1995- Mar. 24, 1996 link
Draft:Swords into Ploughshares Sept. 7 - Nov. 26, 1995 link
Draft:Madame Grès Sept. 13-Nov. 27, 1994 link
Draft:Orientalism Dec. 8, 1994 - Mar. 19, 1995 link
Draft:Waste Not Mar. 2 - Aug. 21, 1994 link
Draft:Diana Vreeland: Immoderate Style Dec. 6, 1993- Mar. 20, 1994 link
Draft:Infra-Apparel Mar. 29- Aug. 8, 1993 link
Draft:Versailles 1973: American Fashion on the World Stage Sept. 8 - Nov. 28, 1993 link
Fashion and History: A Dialogue Dec. 7, 1992- Mar. 21, 1993 link
Draft:Small Illusions: Children's Costume 1710-1920 Jun. 20-Sept. 9, 1990 link
Théâtre de la Mode Dec.3, 1990 - Apr. 14, 1991 link
Draft:The Age of Napoleon: Costume from Revolution to Empire, 1789–1815 Dec. 13, 1989-Apr. 15, 1990


A selection from the fashion collection.

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  1. Blue Rasberry (talk) 22:11, 23 September 2020 (UTC)[reply]
  2. Best, MTATransitFanChat! 16:26, 26 September 2020 (UTC) (I won't be able to make it.)[reply]

Possible attendees[edit]

Likely attendees[edit]

[1]* 2601:89:8300:3910:DDB:D798:681D:104B (talk) 18:19, 25 September 2020 (UTC)[reply]

May Qiu: Met x Wikipedia Virtual Edit Meet-up: Met Fashion, 9/26/2020

  • Melody Lew
  • Alif Rahman
  • Jawad Sifat
  • Maya Doron-Repa
  • Sarah Peter!
  • April Li
  • Janna Wang

Nakib Abedin

  • Lianne Ohayon
  • Margot Donnellan
  • Madison Kim


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