Synopses & Reviews
andldquo;High Style is filled with fashion inspiration and information. . . . Nearly every pageandhellip;includes a captivating photo of one of the collectionandrsquo;s lavish garments or accessories.andrdquo;andmdash;Threads
Published for the first time in paperback, this lavishly illustrated volume originally appeared in 2010 to celebrate the transfer of the Brooklyn Museumandrsquo;s historic costume collection to The Metropolitan Museum of Art. This comprehensive survey highlights more than 200 works selected from this internationally renowned collection, which comprises nearly 25,000 extraordinary womenandrsquo;s and menandrsquo;s garments and accessories from the 18th through the 20th century. Among the featured works are sumptuous 19th-century gowns from the House of Worth, exquisite dresses by the great 20th-century French couturiers, iconic Surrealist-based designs of Elsa Schiaparelli, sportswear classics from pioneer American female designers, and the incomparable draped and tailored creations of Charles James, along with exceptional shoes and accessories.and#160;
This lavishly illustrated volume is the first comprehensive publication on the Brooklyn Museumand#8217;s internationally renowned historic costume collection. The nearly 25,000-object collection comprises fashionable womenand#8217;s and menand#8217;s 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 Brooklynand#8217;s 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.
An alluring, opulent showcase of hundreds of beautiful historic clothing items and accessories
This lavishly illustrated volume, now available in paperback, is a comprehensive survey of over 200 fashion highlights from the 18th through the 20th century.
About the Author
Jan Glier Reeder is consulting curator, Brooklyn Museum Costume Collection, The Costume Institute, The Metropolitan Museum of Art.