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Costume Institute (New York, N.Y.)

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Works: 281 works in 399 publications in 1 language and 8,685 library holdings
Genres: History  Exhibition catalogs  Drama  Catalogs  Comedy films  Biography  Pictorial works  Documentary television programs  Nonfiction television programs  Educational films 
Roles: Publisher, Other, Curator
Classifications: GT503, 391.0747471
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Extreme beauty : the body transformed by Harold Koda( Book )

12 editions published between 2001 and 2011 in English and held by 1,042 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Over time and across cultures, shifting concepts of beauty have given rise to extraordinary fashions that constrict, pad, minimize, or exaggerate various zones of the body. This stimulating book displays and discusses an array of such extreme fashion practices"--Back cover
Dance : a very social history( Book )

4 editions published between 1986 and 1987 in English and held by 634 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Twirling figures, gloved hands clasped, the strains of the violin..." These words from the first essay in this delightful book could be describing an eighteenth-century minuet performed by aristocratic guests at a Versailles ball, a nineteenth-century cotillion of white-gowned debutantes in new York, or a stylish moment created on the silver screen by Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers. The steps and the music and the dresses may vary, but the exciting and elegant sight of society enjoying itself on the dance floor has persisted through the ages. In this book, published to coincide with an exhibition held at the Costume Institute of the Metropolitan Museum of Art under the direction of Diana Vreeland, four authors look at the subject of social dancing from four different points of view. Carol McD. Wallace surveys the great balls and dancing parties of Europe, England, and America from the eighteenth century to the present, while Don McDonagh describes the dance steps themselves, from the early basse danze of Italy to the twist of modern-day America. Jean Druesedow, associate curator in charge of the Costume Institute, discusses the evolution of the ball gown and other costumes designed for dancing, and Laurence Libin, curator of musical instruments, assisted by Constance Old, analyzes the way in which dance has been depicted in works of art through the centuries. Illustrated with paintings, works of decorative art, contemporary prints and photographs, these lively essays re-create the rhythmic energy, the social proprieties, the colorful costumes and anecdotes of dances and dancers past and present. -- from dust jacket
The eighteenth-century woman by Olivier Bernier( Book )

4 editions published in 1981 in English and held by 583 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Yves Saint Laurent by Yves Saint Laurent( Book )

3 editions published in 1983 in English and held by 497 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Retrospective exhibition of twenty-five years of ... [Yves Saint Laurent's] work ... This book, published in connection with the exhibition, features over two hundred of Saint Laurent's couture designs, more than seventy in full color ... Also included is a fully illustrated survey of Saint Laurent's work photographed in black and white by Pierre Boulat and Nicholas Vreeland, supplemented by historically important photographs published in the fashion magazines of the era taken by such renowned photographers as Richard Avedon, Irving Penn, Bert Stern, Neal Barr, and Bill King"--Cover
From Queen to Empress: Victorian dress 1837-1877 : an exhibition at the Costume Institute, December 15, 1988-April 16, 1989 by Caroline Goldthorpe( Book )

2 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 446 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Man and the horse : an illustrated history of equestrian apparel by Alexander Mackay-Smith( Book )

2 editions published in 1984 in English and held by 421 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Vogue & the Metropolitan Museum of Art Costume Institute : parties, exhibitions, people by Hamish Bowles( Book )

2 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 421 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book explores fashion history from 2001-2014 by examining fourteen different exhibitions from the Metropolitan Museum of Art's annual Costume Institute exhibition
Schiaparelli & Prada : impossible conversations by Harold Koda( Book )

2 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 376 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Met's Spring 2012 Costume Institute exhibition, Schiaparelli and Prada: Impossible Conversations, explores the striking affinities between Elsa Schiaparelli and Miuccia Prada, two Italian designers from different eras. Inspired by Miguel Covarrubia's "Impossible Interviews" for Vanity Fair in the 1930s, the exhibition features orchestrated conversations between these iconic women to suggest new readings of their most innovative work. Iconic ensembles will be presented with videos of simulated conversations between Schiaparelli and Prada directed by Baz Luhrmann, focusing on how both women explore similar themes in their work through very different approaches"--Publisher's website
Infra-apparel by Richard Martin( Book )

5 editions published in 1993 in English and Undetermined and held by 317 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Seductive Strata: The Emergence of Underwear -- Intimate Iconography: Art's Witness to Dressing -- Architectonic Experience: The Corset and Body Shape -- Secret Strategies: The Vocabulary of Undress -- Analytical Apparel: Deconstruction and Discovery in Contemporary Dress
In style : celebrating fifty years of the Costume Institute by Jean L Druesedow( Book )

4 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 200 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

American women of style : an exhibition by Diana Vreeland( Book )

4 editions published in 1975 in English and held by 121 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The eighteenth-century woman : an exhibition at the Costume Institute, December 12, 1981-September 5, 1982 by Paul M Ettesvold( Book )

4 editions published in 1981 in English and held by 110 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Romantic and glamorous Hollywood design : the Costume Institute, the Metropolitan Museum of Art : [catalogue of an exhibition by N.Y.) Costume Institute (New York( Book )

5 editions published in 1974 in English and held by 100 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

La Belle epoque 1890-1914( Visual )

2 editions published in 1983 in English and held by 79 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Uses the costume exhibit of the same name held at New York City's Costume Institute, Dec. 6, 1982 through Sept. 4, 1983, as a springboard to journey back to the splendor and rebelliousness of the pre-World War I years. Period motion pictures, photographs, and sound recordings help to supplement the spoken memories of participating interviewees who lived through the period
Fabulous fashion 1907-67 : [exhibition] from the Costume Institute, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York by Stella Blum( Book )

4 editions published in 1981 in English and held by 77 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Shows fashion and costume as a mirror of social change over the period under review.; Sponsored by The Australian Women's Weekly and the Sussan Corporation; Cristobal Balenciaga - Gabrielle 'Coco' Chanel - Andre Courreges - Christian Dior - Hubert Givenchy - Eldridge Manning - Paul Poiret - Mary Quant - Yves Saint Laurent - Elsa Schiaparelli - Madeleine Vionnet - Charles Frederick Worth - Jean Philippe Worth
Belle époque by Fernando Trueba( Visual )

4 editions published between 1983 and 2012 in English and held by 76 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Uses the costume exhibit of the same name held at New York City's Costume Institute, Dec. 6, 1982 through Sept. 4, 1983, as a springboard to journey back to the splendor and rebelliousness of the pre-World War I years
Vanity fair by N.Y.) Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York( Book )

9 editions published between 1976 and 1979 in English and held by 55 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

La Belle epoque, exhibition checklist : a checklist to the exhibition at the Costume Institute, December 6, 1982 through September 4, 1983 by Paul M Ettesvold( Book )

4 editions published in 1983 in English and held by 53 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The costumes of royal India : a checklist to the exhibition at The Costume Institute, December 20, 1985, through August 31, 1986 by N.Y.) Costume Institute (New York( Book )

6 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 34 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fashions of the Hapsburg era : Austria-Hungary by N.Y.) Costume Institute (New York( Book )

6 editions published in 1979 in English and held by 25 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The fashions worn during the Hapsburg era in Vienna and Budapest had their own kind of uniqueness. This is not to say that well-dressed Austrians and Hungarians of the periods covered in the exhibition were out of touch with what was considered fashionable to the rest of the Western world. On the contrary, the upper-class Austrian and Hungarian ladies were well aware of the latest French fashions. The gentlemen, too, were very much in tune with the sartorial modes of the French in the eighteenth century, and later, in the nineteenth century, they turned to the English styles, with their accent on elegance and superb tailoring. What was it, then, that made their fashions unique? It is important first to note that although the Hungarians were tied to the Austrian Hapsburg Empire in one way to another from 1699 until World War I, they remained culturally apart. The Austrians leaned both politically and ethnically toward the West. For centuries the Hapsburgs, through intermarriage and wars, were linked to many of the major courts of Europe. Marie-Antoinette, queen of France, and Marie-Louise, the second wife of Napoleon I, were both Austrians. The Hungarians, on the other hand, besieged by the Huns in the ninth century, occupied by the Mongols from 1241 to 1242, and conquered by the Turks between 1541 and 1683, developed a distinct taste for oriental styles
 
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Extreme beauty : the body transformed
Alternative Names

controlled identityMetropolitan Museum of Art (New York, N.Y.)

controlled identityMuseum of Costume Art (New York, N.Y.)

Costume Institute.

Metropolitan Museum of Art Costume Institute

Metropolitan museum of art New York, N.Y. Costume institute

MMA. Costume Institute.

New York (City). Metropolitan Museum of Art. Costume Institute

New York (N.Y.). Costume Institute

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