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Costume Institute (New York, N.Y.)

Works: 340 works in 539 publications in 2 languages and 13,518 library holdings
Genres: History  Exhibition catalogs  Catalogs  Biographies  Pictorial works  Illustrated works  Cross-cultural studies 
Roles: Other, Publisher, Editor, Curator
Classifications: GT503, 391.0747471
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Extreme beauty : the body transformed by Harold Koda( Book )

5 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 890 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Over time and across cultures, shifting concepts of beauty have given rise to extraordinary fashions that constrict, pad, minimize, or exaggerate various zones of the body. This stimulating book displays and discusses an array of such extreme fashion practices"--Back cover
Dance : a very social history( Book )

5 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 679 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Twirling figures, gloved hands clasped, the strains of the violin..." These words from the first essay in this delightful book could be describing an eighteenth-century minuet performed by aristocratic guests at a Versailles ball, a nineteenth-century cotillion of white-gowned debutantes in new York, or a stylish moment created on the silver screen by Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers. The steps and the music and the dresses may vary, but the exciting and elegant sight of society enjoying itself on the dance floor has persisted through the ages. In this book, published to coincide with an exhibition held at the Costume Institute of the Metropolitan Museum of Art under the direction of Diana Vreeland, four authors look at the subject of social dancing from four different points of view. Carol McD. Wallace surveys the great balls and dancing parties of Europe, England, and America from the eighteenth century to the present, while Don McDonagh describes the dance steps themselves, from the early basse danze of Italy to the twist of modern-day America. Jean Druesedow, associate curator in charge of the Costume Institute, discusses the evolution of the ball gown and other costumes designed for dancing, and Laurence Libin, curator of musical instruments, assisted by Constance Old, analyzes the way in which dance has been depicted in works of art through the centuries. Illustrated with paintings, works of decorative art, contemporary prints and photographs, these lively essays re-create the rhythmic energy, the social proprieties, the colorful costumes and anecdotes of dances and dancers past and present. -- from dust jacket
The eighteenth-century woman by Olivier Bernier( Book )

4 editions published in 1981 in English and held by 639 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From Queen to Empress: Victorian dress 1837-1877 : an exhibition at the Costume Institute, December 15, 1988-April 16, 1989 by Caroline Goldthorpe( Book )

6 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 497 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This lively, illustrated book about Victorian costume during the first part of Queen Victoria's reign is a delightful introduction to a particularly rich era in costume history. From Queen to Empress vividly evokes fashionable society in Victorian England and America through paintings of the period, contemporary illustrations and photographs, and striking costume photographs taken especially for this volume. In separate chapters devoted to royal influence, underdress, evening and day wear, mourning attire, wedding clothes, and court dress, the author, a member of the staff of The Costume Institute at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, offers a highly readable account of the ways in which fashion influenced the dress of all but the very poorest sections of the population. By 1837, the year of Victoria's accession to the throne, the simple silhouette and printed cottons of the early nineteenth century had already begun to give way to a more elaborate style of dress. Luxurious silks and an extraordinary diversity of shapes—including huge domed skirts and elaborately molded corsets made possible by new dressmaking techniques—marked the fashionable Victorian woman by the time Queen Victoria was declared Empress of India. From Queen to Empress accompanies an exhibition opening at The Metropolitan Museum of Art in December 1988."--Publisher
Yves Saint Laurent by Yves Saint Laurent( Book )

6 editions published in 1983 in English and held by 485 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Retrospective exhibition of twenty-five years of ... [Yves Saint Laurent's] work ... This book, published in connection with the exhibition, features over two hundred of Saint Laurent's couture designs, more than seventy in full color ... Also included is a fully illustrated survey of Saint Laurent's work photographed in black and white by Pierre Boulat and Nicholas Vreeland, supplemented by historically important photographs published in the fashion magazines of the era taken by such renowned photographers as Richard Avedon, Irving Penn, Bert Stern, Neal Barr, and Bill King"--Cover
Man and the horse : an illustrated history of equestrian apparel by Alexander Mackay-Smith( Book )

3 editions published in 1984 in English and held by 474 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Vogue & the Metropolitan Museum of Art Costume Institute : parties, exhibitions, people by Hamish Bowles( Book )

3 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 443 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book explores fashion history from 2001-2014 by examining fourteen different exhibitions from the Metropolitan Museum of Art's annual Costume Institute exhibition
Schiaparelli & Prada : impossible conversations by Harold Koda( Book )

3 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 394 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Met's Spring 2012 Costume Institute exhibition, Schiaparelli and Prada: Impossible Conversations, explores the striking affinities between Elsa Schiaparelli and Miuccia Prada, two Italian designers from different eras. Inspired by Miguel Covarrubia's "Impossible Interviews" for Vanity Fair in the 1930s, the exhibition features orchestrated conversations between these iconic women to suggest new readings of their most innovative work. Iconic ensembles will be presented with videos of simulated conversations between Schiaparelli and Prada directed by Baz Luhrmann, focusing on how both women explore similar themes in their work through very different approaches"--Publisher's website
Infra-apparel by Richard Martin( Book )

6 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 390 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Seductive Strata: The Emergence of Underwear -- Intimate Iconography: Art's Witness to Dressing -- Architectonic Experience: The Corset and Body Shape -- Secret Strategies: The Vocabulary of Undress -- Analytical Apparel: Deconstruction and Discovery in Contemporary Dress
In style : celebrating fifty years of the Costume Institute by Jean L Druesedow( Book )

3 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 210 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

American women of style : an exhibition by Diana Vreeland( Book )

6 editions published in 1975 in English and Undetermined and held by 161 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Romantic and glamorous Hollywood design : the Costume Institute, the Metropolitan Museum of Art : [catalogue of an exhibition by N.Y.) Costume Institute (New York( Book )

11 editions published in 1974 in English and Undetermined and held by 152 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Extreme beauty : the body transformed by Harold Koda( Book )

2 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 128 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This beautiful and thought-provoking book presents many of the extraordinary and diverse transformations that the body has endured in fashion over time and across cultures. It demonstrates that an undeniable beauty abides throughout the subtle and the radical manipulations that have occurred as part of the continuing evolution of the concept of beauty. Fashion has practiced extreme strategies to portray shifting concepts of the physical ideal. The physical areas of the body have been variously and strategically adjusted. They have been constricted, padded, truncated, or extended to achieve fashion's goal through subtle prostheses, and often, deliberate physical changes. Extreme Beauty incorporates striking examples from the past and present, from Africa, America, China, Europe, Japan, and Southeast Asia to portray many of the specific ways this has happened
The eighteenth-century woman : an exhibition at the Costume Institute, December 12, 1981-September 5, 1982 by Paul M Ettesvold( Book )

5 editions published in 1981 in English and held by 119 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fashions of the Hapsburg era : Austria-Hungary by N.Y.) Costume Institute (New York( )

7 editions published in 1979 in English and held by 98 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The fashions worn during the Hapsburg era in Vienna and Budapest had their own kind of uniqueness. This is not to say that well-dressed Austrians and Hungarians of the periods covered in the exhibition were out of touch with what was considered fashionable to the rest of the Western world. On the contrary, the upper-class Austrian and Hungarian ladies were well aware of the latest French fashions. The gentlemen, too, were very much in tune with the sartorial modes of the French in the eighteenth century, and later, in the nineteenth century, they turned to the English styles, with their accent on elegance and superb tailoring. What was it, then, that made their fashions unique? It is important first to note that although the Hungarians were tied to the Austrian Hapsburg Empire in one way to another from 1699 until World War I, they remained culturally apart. The Austrians leaned both politically and ethnically toward the West. For centuries the Hapsburgs, through intermarriage and wars, were linked to many of the major courts of Europe. Marie-Antoinette, queen of France, and Marie-Louise, the second wife of Napoleon I, were both Austrians. The Hungarians, on the other hand, besieged by the Huns in the ninth century, occupied by the Mongols from 1241 to 1242, and conquered by the Turks between 1541 and 1683, developed a distinct taste for oriental styles
Two by two by Richard Martin( )

3 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 87 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Two by Two presents a correlated history of women's and men's apparel from the eighteenth century to the 1970s. We do not seek to prove a direct parallel between the evolution of the two, yet we do observe points of profound similarity. We do not seek to elide clothing's practice of gender differentiation, but we can see some transgender crossings. We do not offer a theory of dress on this Noah's Ark of fashion history, but we note that our assembly of the sexes is vividly more true to life than many of the exhibitions of fashion history that give the lion's share of attention to one gender or the other. Little is intractable about gender and dress. At most times, men and women stand separate in their dressing preferences, yet we recognize a dynamic in fashion that grants the sexes a deliberate accord. In the eighteenth century, men were resplendent in lace trims and accents, floral waistcoats, and rich suits. In the 1830s, it might have seemed as if the shapes, textures, and choices in men's and women's apparel were coming closer and closer together. In the Victorian era, women accommodated their dress to the industrial black and heavy textiles that men in dark frock coats with bowlers and top hats had evolved by the mid-nineteenth century. By the 1860s, the man's three-piece suit was starting to emerge. At the beginning of the twentieth century, sportswear and separates were transforming the wardrobes of women and men and making them more alike. The Gibson Girl and her beau were both wearing starched shirts, wool blazers, and straw bowlers. In the 1940s, both men and women affected a slim-hipped, broad-shouldered swagger. By the late 1960s, the word unisex had entered the popular vocabulary in order to describe the wide-ranging instances of dress interchangeable as to gender. Yet we acknowledge the truism that in contemporary formal wear, the male defers to the grander display of the female. We do not propose a specific system to govern the dress of men and women together. History affords no consistent pattern of gender match or appropriation, though men's clothing more often lends its specific types to women's than the other way around. As clothing is a constituent of social authority, we can rightly assert that a particular society attaches greater value to men's apparel. Even in contemporary dress, while womenswear borrows men's tailoring, the buttoning is still reversed. Surely, God's instruction to Noah was meant to benefit propagation. However, no other animal on the ark benefits from the propensity to variety and expression that humans achieve through clothing."--Publisher
The costumes of royal India : a checklist to the exhibition at The Costume Institute, December 20, 1985, through August 31, 1986 by N.Y.) Costume Institute (New York( )

7 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 79 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In pursuit of fashion : The Sandy Schreier collection by Andrew Bolton( Book )

2 editions published in 2019 in English and held by 78 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presenting outstanding costumes and insightful texts about one of the greatest private collections of 20th-century fashion. This handsome volume explores the modern discipline of fashion collecting and the value of the collector's eye by presenting remarkable works from the greatest private collection of 20th-century costume. This unique group of clothing and accessories, assembled over several decades by Sandy Schreier, includes many rare and historically significant pieces that define key moments in fashion. Her collections features not only iconic garments by established designers but also looks by pioneering couturiers rarely represented in museum collections. Outstanding works, by designers that include Gilbert Adrian, Cristobal Balenciaga, Boue Soeurs, Gabrielle "Coco" Chanel, Christian Dior, Mariano Fortuny, Karl Lagerfeld, Paul Poiret, and Valentina, are illustrated with stunning new photography by fashion photographer Nicholas Cope. An informative introduction traces the progress of her collecting from its roots in Detroit to the present day. The book also includes descriptions of over 80 works, including costumes, accessories, and rare designer drawings, in addition to a lively interview with Schreier by Andrew Bolton that reveals her collecting philosophy
Fabulous fashion 1907-67 : [exhibition] from the Costume Institute, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York by Stella Blum( Book )

4 editions published in 1981 in English and held by 72 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Shows fashion and costume as a mirror of social change over the period under review.; Sponsored by The Australian Women's Weekly and the Sussan Corporation; Cristobal Balenciaga - Gabrielle 'Coco' Chanel - Andre Courreges - Christian Dior - Hubert Givenchy - Eldridge Manning - Paul Poiret - Mary Quant - Yves Saint Laurent - Elsa Schiaparelli - Madeleine Vionnet - Charles Frederick Worth - Jean Philippe Worth
Vanity fair by N.Y.) Costume Institute (New York( )

9 editions published between 1976 and 1979 in English and held by 63 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Extreme beauty : the body transformed
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controlled identityMetropolitan Museum of Art (New York, N.Y.)

controlled identityMuseum of Costume Art (New York, N.Y.)

Costume Institute.

Metropolitan Museum of Art Costume Institute

Metropolitan museum of art New York, N.Y. Costume institute

MMA. Costume Institute.

New York (City). Metropolitan Museum of Art. Costume Institute

New York (N.Y.). Costume Institute

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