The new Met exhibit American Woman: Fashioning a National Identity just might be the reason. I absolutely LOVE the exploration of fashion and its cultural significance...
Focusing on archetypes of American femininity through dress, the exhibition will reveal how the American woman initiated style revolutions that mirrored her social, political, and sexual emancipation
I even remember managing to make my high school history thesis all about the hippie counter culture and their clothing!
We'll see if I can make it out since it only runs through August. In the meantime, I'll just drool over my keyboard while watching their teaser video.