Synopses & Reviews
The Metropolitan Museum of Artand#8217;s annual Costume Institute exhibition is the most spectacular event of its kind. With subjects that both reflect the zeitgeist and contribute to its creation, each exhibiandshy;tionand#8212;from 2005and#8217;s Chanel
, to 2011and#8217;s Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty
and 2013and#8217;s Punk
and#8212;creates a provocative and engaging narrative attracting hundreds of thousands of visitors. The showand#8217;s opening-night gala, produced in collaboration with Vogue
magazine and attended by the likes of Beyoncand#233;, George Clooney, and Hillary Clinton, is regularly referred to as the Party of the Year.
Covering the Costume Instituteand#8217;s history and highlighting exhibitions of the 21st century curated by Harold Koda and Andrew Bolton, this book offers insider access of the first order. Anchored by photoandshy;graphs from the exhibitions themselves in tandem with the Vogue fashion shoots they inspired, it also includes images of exhibited objects and party photos from the galas. Drawn from the extensive Vogue archives, the featured stories showcase the photographs of icons such as Annie Leibovitz, Mario Testino, Steven Meisel, and Craig McDean; the vision of legendary Vogue editors like Grace Coddington and Tonne Goodman; and the knowledge and wit of writers such as Hamish Bowles and Jonathan Van Meter.
andldquo;No need to wait for an occasion, this must-have gift yourself and everyone you know book is stunning and well . . . historically informative.andrdquo;
About the Author
Hamish Bowles is the international editor at large for Vogue. Chloe Malle is the social editor of Vogue. Anna Wintour is the artistic director of Condandeacute; Nast and the editor in chief of Vogue. Thomas P. Campbell has been director and CEO of The Metropolitan Museum of Art since 2009.