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    Wild: Fashion Untamed (Metropolitan Museum of Art (Hardcover)) (Paperback) By (author) Andrew Bolton, Contributions by Elyssa Schram Da Cruz, Contributions by Shannon Bell-Price


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    DescriptionSince prehistoric times, furs and feathers have been used not only for warmth and protection but also for display and adornment. Offering lively insights into the decorative possibilities of pelts and plumes, Wild: Fashion Untamed examines fur's ability to announce the wealth and status of the wearer by looking at the clothing of Renaissance aristocrats as well as that of contemporary Hip-Hop performers such as P. Diddy and Missy Elliott. Wild also examines how pelts and plumes have come to define ideals of femininity by quoting the physical and sexual characteristics of birds and beasts. Examples include an unprecedented array of designs by Azzedine Alaia, Roberto Cavalli, Dolce and Gabbana, John Galliano for Christian Dior, Jean Paul Gaultier, Alexander McQueen, Thierry Mugler, and Yohji Yamamoto. The book also features fantastical feathered costumes of Las Vegas showgirls and coquettish "birds of paradise" creations by milliners Stephen Jones and Philip Treacy. Lavishly illustrated and entertainingly written, Wild reveals how faunal apparel, whether in the form of pelts, plumes, prints, or animal symbolism, has represented and will continue to represent one of man's more primal instincts. This book accompanies an exhibition at The Metropolitan Museum of Art (November 9, 2004, to February 13, 2005).

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    Fashion Untamed
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Andrew Bolton, Contributions by Elyssa Schram Da Cruz, Contributions by Shannon Bell-Price
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 180
    Width: 180 mm
    Height: 256 mm
    Thickness: 18 mm
    Weight: 839 g
    ISBN 13: 9780300106381
    ISBN 10: 0300106386

    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T1.1
    B&T General Subject: 140
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: BEA
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    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    BIC subject category V2: AKTA
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 01
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 01
    BIC subject category V2: JFCK
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    Ingram Subject Code: AT
    Libri: I-AT
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 15860
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    B&T Merchandise Category: UP
    BISAC V2.8: DES005000
    DC22: 391.2, 391/.2
    LC classification: TT502 .B55 2004
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    LC classification: TT502.B55
    Thema V1.0: AKT, JBCC3
    Illustrations note
    25 b&w illus, 200 colour illus
    Yale University Press
    Imprint name
    Yale University Press
    Publication date
    10 November 2004
    Publication City/Country
    New Haven
    Author Information
    Andrew Bolton is the Associate Curator of the Costume Institute of The Metropolitan Museum of Art.
    Review quote
    An extensive exploration of fashion's ongoing obsession with animalism, this glamorous book examines the decorative possibilities of pelts and plumes in the work of designers including Roberto Cavalli, John Galliano, Alexander McQueen, and Yohji Yamamoto.