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100 Dresses

By Harold Koda

What woman can resist imagining herself in a beautiful designer dress? Here, for the first time ever, are 100 fabulous gowns from the permanent collection of the renowned Costume Institute at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, each of which is a reminder of the ways fashion reflects the broader culture that created it.

Featuring designs by Paul Poiret, Coco Chanel, Madame Grs, Yves Saint Laurent, Gianni Versace, Vivienne Westwood, Alexander McQueen, and many others, this one-of-a-kind collection presents a stunning variety of garments. Ranging from the buttoned- up gowns of the late seventeenth century to the cutting-edge designs of the early twenty-first century, the dresses reflect the sensibilities and excesses of each era while providing a vivid picture of how styles have changedsometimes radicallyover the years. 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 about its period and 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.

100 Shoes

Introduction by Sarah Jessica Parker

Throughout the centuries, women have used shoes as essential fashion accessories to elevate their style, stature, and status. Nowhere is this truth more evident than in 100 Shoes, a selection of some of the most fabulousand imaginativeshoes in the collection of The Costume Institute at The Metropolitan Museum of Art. Featuring fashionable footwear by designers such as Andr Perugia, Roger Vivier, Beth Levine, Manolo Blahnik, Vivienne Westwood, and Christian Louboutin, this one-of-a-kind compilation presents a variety of stunning styles, ranging from the sixteenth to the twenty-first century.

Flexi-cover.

100 Dresses: 232 pages, 181 illustrations (153 in full color, 28 in black-and-white). 7'' x 10''.
100 Shoes: 232 pages, 209 illustrations (191 in full color). 10'' x 7''.

  • Paper
  • 100 Dresses: 232 pages, 181 illustrations (153 in full color, 28 in black-and-white). 7'' x 10''.
  • 100 Shoes: 232 pages, 209 illustrations (191 in full color). 10'' x 7''.

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Description

100 Dresses

By Harold Koda

What woman can resist imagining herself in a beautiful designer dress? Here, for the first time ever, are 100 fabulous gowns from the permanent collection of the renowned Costume Institute at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, each of which is a reminder of the ways fashion reflects the broader culture that created it.

Featuring designs by Paul Poiret, Coco Chanel, Madame Grs, Yves Saint Laurent, Gianni Versace, Vivienne Westwood, Alexander McQueen, and many others, this one-of-a-kind collection presents a stunning variety of garments. Ranging from the buttoned- up gowns of the late seventeenth century to the cutting-edge designs of the early twenty-first century, the dresses reflect the sensibilities and excesses of each era while providing a vivid picture of how styles have changedsometimes radicallyover the years. 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 about its period and 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.

100 Shoes

Introduction by Sarah Jessica Parker

Throughout the centuries, women have used shoes as essential fashion accessories to elevate their style, stature, and status. Nowhere is this truth more evident than in 100 Shoes, a selection of some of the most fabulousand imaginativeshoes in the collection of The Costume Institute at The Metropolitan Museum of Art. Featuring fashionable footwear by designers such as Andr Perugia, Roger Vivier, Beth Levine, Manolo Blahnik, Vivienne Westwood, and Christian Louboutin, this one-of-a-kind compilation presents a variety of stunning styles, ranging from the sixteenth to the twenty-first century.

Flexi-cover.

100 Dresses: 232 pages, 181 illustrations (153 in full color, 28 in black-and-white). 7'' x 10''.
100 Shoes: 232 pages, 209 illustrations (191 in full color). 10'' x 7''.





  • Paper
  • 100 Dresses: 232 pages, 181 illustrations (153 in full color, 28 in black-and-white). 7'' x 10''.
  • 100 Shoes: 232 pages, 209 illustrations (191 in full color). 10'' x 7''.


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