100 Dresses: The Costume Institute / The Metropolitan Museum of Artby Harold Koda Yale University Press
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- Pbk 232 pages
- AU$52.99 NZ$56.51
A late 1600s wool dress with a surprising splash of silver thread; a large-bustled red satin dress from the 1800s; a short, shimmery 1920s dancing dress;a glamorous 1950s cocktail dress; and a 1960s minidresseach tells a story aboutits periodand serves as a testament to the enduring ingenuity of the fashion designers art. Images of the dresses are accompanied by informative text and enhanced by close-up details as well as runway photos, fashion plates, works of art, and portraits of designers. A glossary of related terms is also included.
"Features page after page of swoon-worthy concoctions. . . ."—The Washington Post
"This one's perfect as a fashionable primer of classic style. . . . Details on the pieces offer historical and cultural context and the whole package may send readers right over to the Met to see the collection in person."—New York Post
"100 Dresses will satisfy a broad audience of students and historians, fashion insiders and general consumers. The volume has great visual impact from the cover image...and equally startling pink endpapers; to insets of intricate hand-worked surface decorations; to fine art reproductions and fashion plates; to portrait photos of designers and shots taken on the runway. . . ."—Studio International