From 1 October 2017 to 28 January 2018, the MOMA in New York is showing an exhibition curated by Paola Antonelli, senior curator of the design and architectural department: “Is fashion modern?”. The title purposefully plays on that of the show curated by Bernard Rudofsky in 1944: “Are clothes modern?” The current exhibition includes 111 items, considered archetypal of the current fashion system, reflecting on the permanence of some icons in the clothing world and connecting fashion, like other types of design and projects, to technology, style, the economy, and politics. The intention of the curator is to create an open system, as stressed by the question mark at the end of the title, which invites the visitor to suggest other icons that could complete the ABC of garments able to withstand the test of time and the succession of styles. There are many lasting items on show, but many more could be added without any fear of making a mistake. The conclusion is that the fashion system is far less ephemeral than one would like to think and that many of its icons are far above any seasonal whims.