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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 minidress each 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.

232 pages, 181 illustrations (153 in full color, 28 in black-and-white). 7'' x 10''. Flexi-cover.

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

Editorial Reviews

Will delight fashion mavens and history buffs alike.
      Good Housekeeping

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

Customer Reviews




Description

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 minidress each 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.

232 pages, 181 illustrations (153 in full color, 28 in black-and-white). 7'' x 10''. Flexi-cover.





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




Editorial Reviews

Will delight fashion mavens and history buffs alike.
      Good Housekeeping

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


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