Pyer Moss is always finding new and innovative ways to start conversations in the fashion world. The brand's newest collaborative effort—an exclusive crewneck sweater—is being sold solely on the Met Store’s Instagram account. The Met Store provides collectables, souvenirs and other products made available through The Metropolitan Museum of Art. Pyer Moss founder Kerby Jean-Raymond describes the crewneck as “a timely social experiment”. 

The limited-edition garment celebrates The Costume Institute's two-part exhibition dedicated to American fashion. The first part of the exhibit, In America: A Lexicon of Fashion, which was displayed last year, considers the modern sartorial vocabulary of the United States, emphasizing the expressive qualities of dress. On May 5th of this year, the second installment—In America: An Anthology of Fashion—will be exhibited. It explores the development of fashion in the U.S. as it relates to the complex and layered histories of the nation.

The sweater comes in two color ways, red or black, and its back is dotted with a sequence of numbers representing common bullet calibers, evoking the suit that the designer Jean-Raymond wore to the 2021 Met Gala. His suit, which featured a kevlar bulletproof-style vest, prompted conversations centering on the prevalence of guns in America.

Check out the piece below. You can cop the crewneck directly on The Met Instagram store account for $325.