• 100 Dresses: the Costume Institute - the Metropolitan Museum of Art

    100 Dresses: the Costume Institute - the Metropolitan Museum of Art
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    ISBN: 9780300166552
    Title: 100 Dresses: the Costume Institute - the Metropolitan Museum of Art
    Author: KODA HAROLD (PREFACE BY)


    What woman can resist imagining herself in a beautiful designer dress?& Here, for the first time ever, are 100 fabulous gowns from the permanent collection of the renowned Costume Institute at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, each of which is a reminder of the ways fashion reflects& the broader culture that created it.


    Featuring designs by Paul Poiret, Coco Chanel, Madame Grès, Yves Saint Laurent, Gianni Versace, Vivienne Westwood, Alexander McQueen, and many others, this one-of-a-kind collection& presents a& stunning variety of garments. Ranging from the buttoned-up gowns of the late 17th century to the cutting-edge designs of the early 21st, the dresses reflect the sensibilities and excesses of each era while providing a vivid picture of how styles have changed-sometimes radically-over the years.& A late 1600s wool dress with a surprising splash of silver thread; a large-bustled red satin dress from the 1800s; a short, shimmery 1920s dancing dress;& a glamorous 1950s cocktail dress; and a 1960s minidress-each tells a story about& its period& and serves as a testament to the enduring ingenuity of the fashion designer's art.


    Images of the dresses are accompanied by informative text and enhanced by close-up details as well as runway photos, fashion plates, works of art, and portraits of designers. A glossary of related terms is also included.



    Format: Paperback
    Price: $43.00
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