Tell me what you are wearing and I tell you who you are. From the poodle skirts and New Look dresses of the Fifties to the bell-bottoms and afros of the drug-fueled Seventies and the padded shoulders and fingerless gloves of the Material-Girl Eighties, the past has dutifully furnished fashion with recognizable signifiers that reflected changes in society and were driven by major cultural undercurrents of their time. With over half way into the next decade, we should be able, then, to identify major trends and cultural harbingers of the 2000s. That is exactly what Matthew Linde and Saim Demicran at Mathew Gallery in collaboration with the MINI-Goethe-Institute in the superlative fashion exhibition “The Overworked Body: An Anthology of 2000s Dress” set out to do. Gathering key apparel from major collections, first-time collaborations with major retail behemoths such as Target and H&M, and influential ensembles from important fashion schools, Linde and Demicran were able to assemble a comprehensive collection of key apparel of the first decade of the new millennium. If any coherent theme emerges, it is an overwhelming obsession with self-expression and a quixotic quest for individuality that is partly driven by social media and the ever-tightening net of identity politics. To that end, and especially for those of us who stand in front of a full closet and find nothing to wear, the show reminds us that everything goes if it is just worn with the right attitude! At Mathew through October 15.