28 octobre 2015

Man's Banyan and Waistcoat, France, circa 1765

Man's Banyan and Waistcoat, France, circa 1765. Silk, wool flannel lining. Costume Council Fund (M.63.53a-b). Photo © Museum Associates/ LACMA a) Banyan center back length: 53 in. (134.62 cm) Bibliography: Kahlenberg, Mary Hunt.  Fabric and Fashion.  Los Angeles:  Los Angeles County Museum of Art, 1974.
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28 octobre 2015

Stenciled velvet neoclassical gown, Mariano Fortuny, early 20th century

Stenciled velvet neoclassical gown, Mariano Fortuny, early 20th century. Price realised: $8,400. Photo courtesy Whitaker Auctions Pink and pomegranate mottled velvet, stenciled with a Medieval style pattern in gold, having long sleeve, the underside inset with pleated raspberry silk held with a series of Murano glass beads and silk cord loops, continuing down sides to hem, the pleats angled into a square train. Round label woven in black and gold faille, "Mariano Fortuny Venise". B-40, front L-54, back... [Lire la suite]
25 octobre 2015

Anne Gunning in Christian Dior, 1953

Anne Gunning in Christian Dior, 1953
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14 octobre 2015

Elsa Martinelli in Balenciaga, Vogue, Sept 1954

Elsa Martinelli tweed suit by Balenciaga, French Vogue, September 1954. Photo Clifford Coffin
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14 octobre 2015

Balenciaga suit, 1952 by Horst P. Horst

A model poses as a living mannequin in this Horst P. Horst photograph. She wears a linen Balenciaga suit in a striking shade of poppy red, with a matching hat and white gloves. Her architectural pose highlights the sculptural quality of the clothing. The image appeared in the March 15, 1952, Vogue. Photo Horst P. Horst
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14 octobre 2015

Myrtle Crawford in Balenciaga

Myrtle Crawford (Lady Ackland), born July 29, 1928 – December 15, 2013, holding a newspaper, Wearing a Balenciaga double-breasted tweed suit with bow tied at neck Vogue, September 1, 1952. Photo Frances McLaughlin-Gill, Condé Nast Archive
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03 octobre 2015

Dovima modeling a full-skirted silk dress, Harper's Bazaar 1952

Dovima modeling a full-skirted silk dress, Harper's Bazaar, 1952.
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14 septembre 2015

Norman Hartnell, Lime green gown with crinoline skirt heavily embroidered with beads and sequins

Norman Hartnell, Lime green gown with crinoline skirt heavily embroidered with beads and sequins. The Royal Collection, RCIN 200124 © 2008, Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II
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07 septembre 2015

Exhibition unveils highlights and recent acquisitions in Asian Art Museum's expanding collection

Faceted bowl with lid, approx. 1960–2000, by Kim Yik-yung (Korean, b. 1935). Porcelain. Courtesy of Asian Art Museum of San Francisco, 2010.308.a-.b. © Asian Art Museum of San Francisco. SAN FRANCISCO, CA.- The Asian Art Museum—well known for its vast collection of antiquities —is surprising visitors with First Look: Collecting Contemporary at the Asian, an exhibition featuring highlights of its contemporary art collection acquired over the past 15 years. On view Sept. 4–Oct. 11, 2015 and organized by guest curator... [Lire la suite]
13 avril 2015

'Slip of the Tongue': Danh Vo invited to collaborate in new exhibition at Palazzo Grassi

Danh Vo, Beauty Queen, 2013. Bois, 22 x 50 x 32cm. Photo: Charlotte du Genestoux. Pinault Collection VENICE.- Danh Vo has been invited to collaborate with Palazzo Grassi – Punta della Dogana – Pinault Collection not only as an artist but also as a curator, working with the collection in conjunction with a number of invited artists. Indeed, it is the first time that the foundation invites an artist as a curator at Punta della Dogana in Venice. In the Roman Empire, the curator was the civil servant and public... [Lire la suite]