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Bolton, Andrew 1966-

Works: 75 works in 308 publications in 4 languages and 8,150 library holdings
Genres: Exhibition catalogs  History  Interviews  Pictorial works  Documentary films  Exhibition, pictorial works  Nonfiction films  Illustrated works  Catalogs  Biography 
Roles: Author, Curator, Author of introduction, Contributor, Collector, Editor
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works about Andrew Bolton
Most widely held works by Andrew Bolton
Alexander McQueen : savage beauty by Andrew Bolton( Book )

20 editions published in 2011 in English and Danish and held by 1,184 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The exhibition, organized by The Costume Institute, will celebrate the late Alexander McQueen's extraordinary contributions to fashion. From his postgraduate collection of 1992 to his final runway presentation which took place after his death in February 2010, Mr. McQueen challenged and expanded the understanding of fashion beyond utility to a conceptual expression of culture, politics, and identity. His iconic designs constitute the work of an artist whose medium of expression was fashion. Approximately one hundred examples will be on view, including signature designs such as the bumster trouser, the kimono jacket, and the Origami frock coat, as well as pieces reflecting the exaggerated silhouettes of the 1860s, 1880s, 1890s, and 1950s that he crafted into contemporary silhouettes transmitting romantic narratives. Technical ingenuity imbued his designs with an innovative sensibility that kept him at fashion's vanguard."--MMA website
Dangerous liaisons : fashion and furniture in the eighteenth century by Harold Koda( Book )

13 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 623 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Published after the closing of the critically acclaimed and hugely popular exhibition held at the Metropolitan Museum in the fall of 2004, Dangerous Liaisons focuses on fashion and its interplay with the paintings, furniture, and decorative arts of eighteenth-century France. Set against a background of French Rococo and Neoclassical masterpieces of paintings, furniture, and decorative arts in the Museum's Wrightsman Galleries, these charming images reveal how French style in fashon and interiors was not only meant to be beautiful, but also to attract, arouse and seduce the viewer."--The Metropolitan Museum of Art web site
Chanel by Harold Koda( Book )

6 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 581 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This splendid book examines the legacy of Gabrielle “Coco” Chanel, one of the twentieth century's great icons of style. While Chanel mythologized her glamorous life through relentless self-invention, the bare facts of her biography are no less worthy than her legend: born of a poor family in the provinces and raised in a convent, she was an entertainer and the mistress of men of impeccable social standing, and she began her career not as a dressmaker but as a milliner.Chanel's enduring influence is necessarily based on the long shadow cast over fashion by her maison couture. Chanel examines the history of the House of Chanel both thematically and chronologically, introducing ideas and elements of biography as they were expressed in her collections. Period examples are juxtaposed with the work of Karl Lagerfeld, who, beginning in 1983, just over ten years after Chanel's death, reinvented and revolutionized the House's identity. It is in Lagerfeld's masterful and often irreverent interpretations of Chanel's work, as well as his mixing of influences from high and low culture, that the historic importance of Chanel and the resonance of her image as the independent, elegant modern woman are both defined and reasserted for the contemporary world. -- Publisher description
Punk : chaos to couture by Andrew Bolton( Book )

15 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 510 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Since its origins in the 1970s, punk has had an explosive influence on fashion. With its eclectic mixing of stylistic references, punk effectively introduced the postmodern concept of bricolage to the elevated precincts of haute couture and directional ready-to-wear. As a style, punk is about chaos, anarchy, and rebellion. Drawing on provocative sexual and political imagery, punks made fashion overtly hostile and threatening. This aesthetic of violence - even of cruelty - was intrinsic to the clothes themselves, which were often customized with rips, tears, and slashes, as well as studs, spikes, zippers, D-Rings, safety pins, and razor blades, among other things. This extraordinary publication examines the impact of punk's aesthetic of brutality on high fashion, focusing on its do-it-yourself, rip-it-to-shreds ethos, the antithesis of couture's made-to-measure exactitude. Indeed, punk's democracy stands in opposition to fashion's autocracy. Yet, as this book reveals, even haute couture has readily appropriated the visual and symbolic language of punk, replacing beads with studs, paillettes with safety pins, and feathers with razor blades in an attempt to capture the style's rebellious energy. Focusing on high fashion's embrace of punk's aesthetic vocabulary, this book reveals how designers have looked to the quintessential anti-establishment style to originate new ideals of beauty and fashionability
The first Monday in May by Andrew Rossi( Visual )

7 editions published between 2003 and 2016 in English and Spanish and held by 484 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

New York's Metropolitan Museum of Art introduces a new fashion exhibition with a gala event every year on the first Monday of May. A grand fashion and cultural exhibit fundraiser for the museum's Costume Institute, the event is attended by A-list celebrities. The film gives a behind-the-scenes look at the the exhibition "China: Through the Looking Glass," conceived and organized by Met curator Andrew Bolton in 2015, and the Met Gala marking the exhibition's opening
Poiret by Harold Koda( Book )

16 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 452 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume explores Poiret's radical modernity. Essays by renowned scholars describe the historical context of his work; its relation to the dominant artistic discourses of the early 20th century; his muse, Denise Poiret, and her influence on his work; and his role in the paradigmatic shift to a new ideal of feminine beauty
Vogue & the Metropolitan Museum of Art Costume Institute : parties, exhibitions, people by Hamish Bowles( Book )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 428 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 )

13 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 420 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
Superheroes : fashion and fantasy by Andrew Bolton( Book )

14 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 411 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This richly illustrated book explores how radical couture, avant-garde sportswear, and state-of-the-art military garments as seen through the lens of the superhero can be metaphors for sex, power, and politics. Beginning with the origins of the superhero costume, this volume looks at how designers have been influenced by iconographic components such as the cape, mask, boots, and unitard
Wild : fashion untamed by Andrew Bolton( Book )

17 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 392 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"[Book title] examines the practical, spiritual, psychosexual, and socioeconomic underpinnings of fashion's fascination with animals and birds."--Jacket
AngloMania : tradition and transgression in British fashion by Andrew Bolton( Book )

15 editions published in 2006 in English and Danish and held by 337 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"AngloMania presents historical costumes with clothing of the late twentieth and early twenty-first centuries in a series of theatrical vignettes staged in The Metropolitan Museum's English Period Rooms."--Jacket
China : through the looking glass by Andrew Bolton( Book )

10 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 313 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"For centuries, China's export arts--jade, silks, porcelains, and, more recently, cinema--have fueled Western fantasies of an exotic East and served as enduring sources of inspiration for fashion. This stunning publication explores the influence of Chinese aesthetics on designers, including Giorgio Armani, Christian Dior, Jean Paul Gaultier, Karl Lagerfeld, Ralph Lauren, Alexander McQueen, and Yves Saint Laurent. Drawing upon Chinese decorative arts, cinema, and costume--notably imperial court robes, the close-fitting cheongsam, and the unisex Mao suit--their designs are fantastical pastiches of anachronistic motifs. As in the game of "telephone," the process of cultural translation transforms the source material into ingeniously original fashions that are products solely of the designers' imaginations. In a similar way, contemporary Chinese film directors render fanciful, highly stylized evocations of various epochs in China's history--demonstrating that China's imagery is equally seductive to artists in the East and further inspiring today's designers. Juxtaposing modern fashions and film stills with their forebears in fine and decorative arts and historical dress, this book reveals the rich and ongoing creative dialogue between East and West, past and present."--Publisher's description
The supermodern wardrobe by Andrew Bolton( Book )

16 editions published between 2001 and 2004 in English and held by 292 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Supermodern Wardrobe is inspired by the city in transit, exposed to the elements and to the gaze of the passerby. To explore this phenomenon the book focuses on the work of designers such as CP Company, Maharishi, Samsonite, Simon Thorogood, Kosuke Tsumura, Vexed Generation, and the artist Lucy Orta. All use fashion as a means of addressing the problems and possibilities of the urban environment. Their clothes are designed for supermodern spaces like airports, motorways, railways - and the street."--Jacket
Heavenly bodies : fashion and the Catholic imagination by Andrew Bolton( Book )

14 editions published in 2018 in English and held by 271 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Since antiquity, religious beliefs and practices have inspired many of the world's greatest works of art. These masterworks have, in turn, fueled the imaginations of fashion designers in the 20th and 21st centuries, yielding some of the most innovative creations in the history of fashion. 'Heavenly Bodies: Fashion and the Catholic Imagination' explores fashion's complex and often controversial relationship with Catholicism by examining the role of spirituality and religion in contemporary culture. This two-volume publication connects significant religious art and artifacts to their sartorial expressions. Volume one features images of rarely seen objects from the Vatican - ecclesiastical garments and accessories. Volume two focuses on fashions by designers such as Cristobal Balenciaga, Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana, John Galliano, Jean Paul Gaultier, Madame Grés, Christian Lacroix, Karl Lagerfeld, Jeanne Lanvin, Claire McCardell, Thierry Mugler, Elsa Schiaparelli, and Gianni Versace. Essays by art historians and leading religious authorities provide perspective on how dress manifests, or subverts, Catholic values and ideology."--Publisher's website
Manus x machina : fashion in an age of technology by Andrew Bolton( Book )

11 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 267 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The catalogue that accompanies the 2016 Costume Institute exhibition "Manus x Machina" features exceptional fashions that reconcile traditional hand techniques with innovative machine technologies such as 3-D printing, laser cutting, circular knitting, computer modeling, bonding and laminating, and ultrasonic welding. Featuring 90 astonishing pieces, ranging from Gabrielle "Coco" Chanel's iconic tweed suit to Karl Lagerfeld's 3-D-printed version, and from Yves Saint Laurent's bird-of-paradise dress to Iris van Herpen's silicone adaptation - all beautifully photographed by Nicholas Alan Cope - this fascinating book is an exploration of both the artistry and the future of fashion. Interviews with Sarah Burton of Alexander McQueen; Hussein Chalayan, Maria Grazia Chiuri, and Pierpaolo Piccioli of Valentino; Nicolas Ghesquière of Louis Vuitton; Lazaro Hernandez and Jack McCollough of Proenza Schouler; Iris van Herpen; Christopher Kane; Karl Lagerfeld of Chanel; Miuccia Prada; and Gareth Pugh enhance this expansive and absorbing book."--Publisher's description
Nick Cave : epitome by Nick Cave( Book )

5 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 230 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Anyone who's ever encountered one of Nick Cave's Soundsuits--whether in a gallery or on the street--can't help but be fascinated with these brightly hued, provocative constructions that function as both costume and sculpture. The most comprehensive survey of the artist's work to date, this large-format volume compiles the fantastic Soundsuits, for which the artist is best known, together with his other sculptural work and related projects in video and live performance. The book chronicles the artist's ingenious use of materials, which began with a Soundsuit constructed entirely from twigs and has since ranged from secondhand rugs and other thrift-store finds to feathers, buttons, beading, and rainbow-dyed synthetic hair. Dazzling images of Cave's Soundsuits are presented alongside video stills and performance views that capture the current of joyful energy that runs throughout the work. Essays by Elvira Dyangani Ose and Nato Thompson provide an illuminating critical context for the artist's practice, and an interview by Andrew Bolton explores the artist's working process and inspirations. Beautiful, insightful, and exciting, this volume will be a must-have for Cave's ever-growing audience
Rei Kawakubo : Comme des Garçons : art of the in-between by Andrew Bolton( Book )

15 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 227 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A revelatory look at the influential and enigmatic designer behind Comme des Garcons. The great pantheon of fashion designers produces only a handful of creators who are masters of their metier. Rei Kawakubo of Comme des Garcons is one of them. Widely recognized among her contemporaries as the most important and influential designer of the past forty years, she has, since her Paris debut in 1981, defined and transformed the aesthetics of our time. This lavishly illustrated publication examines Kawakubo's fascination with interstitiality, or the space between boundaries. Existing within and between dualities-whether self/other, object/subject, art/fashion-Kawakubo's work challenges the rigid divisions that have come to define received notions of identity and fashionability, inviting us to rethink fashion as a site of constant creation, re-creation, and, ultimately, hybridity. Featuring brilliant new photography, and thought-provoking texts by Andrew Bolton, this book expresses the conceptual and challenging aesthetic of this visionary designer. An insightful interview and illustrated chronology of Kawakubo's career provide additional context. Exhibition: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, USA (04.05-04.09.2017)
Bravehearts : men in skirts by Andrew Bolton( Book )

5 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 211 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This lively, ground-breaking book celebrates the designers who have established the skirt as a form of male attire. From Jean Paul Gaultier, Dries Van Noten and Yohji Yamamoto to Burberry, Tommy Hilfiger and Yves Saint Laurent, these designers have set out to prove that the skirt can be a stylish and practical alternative to trousers." "The photographs and illustrations reveal a fascinating array of outfits put together in a way that enhances the masculinity of the wearer. Alongside these fashion images are portraits of men who have led the way in legitimizing the 'skirt for men' including pop icons David Bowie, Mick Jagger and Robbie Williams, film stars Ewan McGregor and Samuel L. Jackson and the sports celebrity David Beckham." "This trendsetting book, which accompanies a highly successful exhibition at the V&A and the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, comes at a time when men are casting off their suits and turning to more exciting forms of dress. It will be an inspiration to all forward-thinking males."--BOOK JACKET
Anna Sui by Andrew Bolton( Book )

8 editions published between 2010 and 2013 in English and Italian and held by 180 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Anna Sui's trendsetting rock-and-roll looks have made her one of this decade's top five fashion icons (Time). Here, in the first book to cover the entire scope of Sui's twenty-year career, fans get rare access to the designer's creative process. This richly visual retrospective celebrates her influence, from her first show that snared the support of supermodels Naomi Campbell, Linda Evangelista, Christy Turlington, and Kate Moss to the role she's played in making the babydoll dress one of fashion's most iconic silhouettes. With more than 400 photographs from legendary photographers, this exquisite tome with a shimmering foil-stamped cover is essential for all fashionistas."--Publisher description
Fashion together : fashion's most extraordinary duos on the art of collaboration( Book )

1 edition published in 2017 in English and held by 43 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fashion is often seen as an industry of eccentric personalities and unique, exceptional talents but it's the collaborators, rather than the individuals, who underpin the industry and inspire this book. This stylish volume, compiled by Lou Stoppard, editor-at-large of London's SHOWstudio, delves into the behind-the-scenes worlds of the fashion industry's most intriguing partnerships to explore what, exactly, makes these pairs such magical duos. Featuring eighteen illuminating conversations led by Stoppard, Fashion Together: Fashion's Most Extraordinary Duos on the Art of Collaboration reveals the secrets behind leading fashion luminaries such as Vivienne Westwood and Andreas Kronthaler, Marc Jacobs and Katie Grand, Inez van Lamsweerde and Vinoodh Matadin, Rick Owens and Mich le Lamy, and Stephen Jones and Thom Browne. Never-before-seen photographs and sketches, handwritten notes, and fashion editorials showcase each duo's most memorable work. Profound, funny, and provocative, the conversations range from childhood inspirations to nitty-gritty industry details to advice on how to succeed in the fashion business today
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Alexander McQueen : savage beauty
Dangerous liaisons : fashion and furniture in the eighteenth centuryChanelPoiretSuperheroes : fashion and fantasyWild : fashion untamedAngloMania : tradition and transgression in British fashionThe supermodern wardrobeBravehearts : men in skirtsAnna Sui
Alternative Names
Andrew Bolton British art museum curator

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