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    DescriptionWhat 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 Gres, 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 17th century to the cutting-edge designs of the early 21st, the dresses provide a vivid picture of the sensibilities and excesses of each era while providing a vivid picture of how styles have changed - sometimes radically - over 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 designer's 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.

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    100 Dresses
    The Costume Institute
    Authors and contributors
    Preface by Harold Koda
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 232
    Width: 178 mm
    Height: 254 mm
    Thickness: 24 mm
    Weight: 921 g
    ISBN 13: 9780300166552
    ISBN 10: 0300166559

    B&T General Subject: 140
    B&T Book Type: NF
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    LC classification: GT2060 .A15 2010
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    Edition statement
    Illustrations note
    153 colour images + 28 black-&-white illustrations
    Yale University Press
    Imprint name
    Yale University Press
    Publication date
    01 November 2010
    Publication City/Country
    New Haven
    Author Information
    Harold Koda is Curator in Charge of the Costume Institute at The Metropolitan Museum of Art.
    Review quote
    "Features page after page of swoon-worthy concoctions from bold-faced names."--Holly E./i>--Holly E. Thomas "Washington Post magazine "