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High Style: Masterworks from the Brooklyn Museum Costume Collection at the Metropolitan Museum of Art

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Party dresses! Party shoes! If you like the rich red dress on the cover, you'll adore the gowns on the inside: all extra-special wear for party girls from the 1760s through the 1980s. High Style features the collection from the Brooklyn Museum that focuses on American designers, including an extensive collection of Charles James's elegant wear. This is a beautifully photographed book.
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Publisher Comments:

This lavishly illustrated volume is the first comprehensive publication on the Brooklyn Museums internationally renowned historic costume collection. The nearly 25,000-object collection comprises fashionable womens and mens garments and accessories from the 18th through the 20th century. It features sumptuous 19th-century gowns from the House of Worth, exquisite works by the great 20th-century French couturiers, iconic Surrealist-based designs of Elsa Schiaparelli, sportswear classics from pioneer American women designers, and the incomparable draped and tailored creations of Charles James.

In 2009, the Brooklyn Museum and The Metropolitan Museum of Art entered into a groundbreaking long-term partnership to steward Brooklyns collection. The objects were transferred to The Costume Institute at the Metropolitan, with Brooklyn maintaining curatorial access. Exhibitions of costumes from the collection will be held at both institutions in early May 2010.

About the Author

Jan Glier Reeder is Consulting Curator, Brooklyn Museum Costume Collection, The Costume Institute, The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780300155228
Subtitle:
Masterworks from the Brooklyn Museum Costume Collection at The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Publisher:
Metropolitan Museum of Art
Author:
Reeder, Jan
Author:
Metropolitan Museum of Art
Subject:
Collections, Catalogs, Exhibitions - General
Subject:
History & Criticism *
Subject:
Fashion
Subject:
Costume -- United States.
Subject:
Costume -- New York (State) -- New York.
Subject:
Art-Museums and Collections
Edition Description:
Trade Cloth
Publication Date:
20100615
Binding:
Hardback
Language:
English
Illustrations:
30 b/w + 355 color illus.
Pages:
256
Dimensions:
11.00 x 10.00 in

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Hobbies, Crafts, and Leisure » Beauty and Fashion » Fashion » General and Costumes
Hobbies, Crafts, and Leisure » Beauty and Fashion » Fashion » History

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Party dresses! Party shoes! If you like the rich red dress on the cover, you'll adore the gowns on the inside: all extra-special wear for party girls from the 1760s through the 1980s. High Style features the collection from the Brooklyn Museum that focuses on American designers, including an extensive collection of Charles James's elegant wear. This is a beautifully photographed book.

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