DescriptionCharles James: Beyond Fashion
By Harold Koda and Jan Glier Reeder
The Museum's Spring 2014 Costume Institute exhibition catalogue pays tribute to the designer Charles James, a master at sculpting fabric for the female form. James's strikingly original designs included intricate ball gowns worn by members of high society in New York and Europe in the 1940s and 1950s. New photography of his spectacular dresses, vintage photographs, patterns, and sketches are included in the Museum's elegant volume. An illustrated chronology of James's life describes his magnetic personality, his unorthodox design processes, and his famous supporters, including Salvador Dalí, Elsa Schiaparelli, Christian Dior, and Gypsy Rose Lee.
Vogue & The Metropolitan Museum of Art Costume Institute
By Hamish Bowles, edited by Chloe Malle, introduction by Anna Wintour, foreword by Thomas P. Campbell
Every Spring the Museum's Costume Institute has a glamorous opening-night gala to launch its latest fashion exhibition. From Chanel, Alexander McQueen, Punk, and Charles James, here is a visual record of the Costume Institute's exhibitions in the 21st century curated by Harold Koda and Andrew Bolton. Enjoy photographs of each exhibition and the Vogue fashion shoots they inspired, the guests arriving in designer dresses, and the magical decorations adorning the Museum's Great Hall.
Charles James: Beyond Fashion: 264 pages, 315 full-color illustrations. 9 3/4'' x 13''. Hardcover, clothbound.
Vogue & The Metropolitan Museum of Art Costume Institute: 288 pages, with 200 full-color illustrations. 9 1/2'' x 12''. Hardcover.
- Charles James: Beyond Fashion: 264 pages, 315 full-color illustrations. 9 3/4'' x 13''. Hardcover, clothbound
- Vogue & The Metropolitan Museum of Art Costume Institute: 288 pages, with 200 full-color illustrations. 9 1/2'' x 12''. Hardcover