01 septembre 2016

Mary Katrantzou, Dress, spring-summer 2014, Prêt–à–Porter

Mary Katrantzou (British, born Athens, 1983). Dress, spring-summer 2014, Prêt–à–Porter. Machine–sewn blue and purple digitally printed polyester satin twill, bonded to neoprene; hand–embroidered with purple Swarovski crystals and pearls, silver acrylic leaves, purple silk velvet ribbon, iridescent plastic sequins, and clear plastic tubing. Photo © Nicholas Alan Cope. Mary Katrantzou (British, born Athens, 1983). Dress, spring-summer 2014, Prêt–à–Porter. Machine–sewn blue and purple digitally printed polyester satin twill, bonded... [Lire la suite]

31 août 2016

House of Balenciaga, Nicolas Ghesquière, Dress, spring-summer 2008, Prêt–à–Porter

House of Balenciaga (French, founded 1937). Nicolas Ghesquière (French, born 1971). Dress, spring-summer 2008, Prêt–à–Porter. Machine–sewn, laser–cut, and perforated polychrome–printed silk satin, laminated to warp–knit mesh and black silk–synthetic scuba knit; machine–stitched eyelets, hand–threaded with black synthetic laces. Photo © Nicholas Alan Cope. House of Balenciaga (French, founded 1937). Nicolas Ghesquière (French, born 1971). Dress(detail), spring/summer 2008, Prêt–à–Porter. Machine–sewn, laser–cut, and perforated... [Lire la suite]
31 août 2016

House of Chanel, Karl Lagerfeld, Dress, spring-summer 2014, Haute Couture

House of Chanel (French, founded 1913). Karl Lagerfeld (French, born Hamburg, 1938). Dress, spring-summer 2014, Haute Couture. Machine–sewn black silk satin and tulle, hand–embroidered with black and transparent opalescent plastic sequins, opalescent cellophane fringe, and black duck, cock, and ostrich feathers; hand–finished. Photo © Nicholas Alan Cope. House of Chanel (French, founded 1913). Karl Lagerfeld (French, born Hamburg, 1938). Dress (detail), spring/summer 2014, Haute Couture. Machine–sewn black silk satin and... [Lire la suite]
31 août 2016

Karl Lagerfeld for House of Chanel, Wedding ensemble, autumn-winter 2005–6, Haute Couture

Karl Lagerfeld (French, born Hamburg, 1938) for House of Chanel (French, founded 1913). Wedding ensemble, autumn-winter 2005–6, Haute Couture. Courtesy of CHANEL Patrimoine Collection | Photo © Nicholas Alan Cope. Karl Lagerfeld (French, born Hamburg, 1938) for House of Chanel (French, founded 1913). Wedding ensemble, autumn/winter 2005–6, Haute Couture. Courtesy of CHANEL Patrimoine Collection | Photo © Nicholas Alan Cope. #ManusxMachina #CostumeInstitute
31 août 2016

House of Dior, Raf Simons, Dress, spring-summer 2014, Haute Couture

House of Dior (French, founded 1947). Raf Simons (Belgian, born 1968). Dress, spring-summer 2014, Haute Couture. Machine–sewn white silk mousseline with hand–embroidered cutwork and appliqué of hand–cut black silk chiffon and white silk embroidered flowers, hand–embroidered with red beads. Photo © Nicholas Alan Cope. House of Dior (French, founded 1947). Raf Simons (Belgian, born 1968). Dress(detail), spring/summer 2014, Haute Couture. Machine–sewn white silk mousseline with hand–embroidered cutwork and appliqué of hand–cut... [Lire la suite]
31 août 2016

Ecclesiastical textiles from the age of Maria Theresia on view in Vienna

VIENNA.- The Ecclesiastical Treasury house's important holdings of 18th-century liturgical vestments cannot be on permanent display for conservation reasons. The majority of these precious textiles were donated by Emperor Charles VI (1685-1740), his wife Elisabeth Christine (1691-1750) and their daughter Maria Theresia (1717-1780). At the time it was customary to use costly French or Italian fabrics, lavishly embellished with embroidery, for such vestments. Imperial robes were also occasionally reworked into such... [Lire la suite]

27 août 2016

House of Dior, Raf Simons, Dress, autumn-winter 2012–13, Haute Couture

House of Dior (French, founded 1947). Raf Simons (Belgian, born 1968). Dress, autumn-winter 2012–13, Haute Couture. Machine–sewn white silk organdy and blue silk net hand–embroidered by Hurel with blue, clear, and yellow sequins, clear bugle beads, and crystals; machine–sewn ivory silk crepe, tulle, and chiffon, hand–embroidered by Lesage with gold metal thread, pearls, pink crystals, and hand–cut pink flower petals; hand–finished. Photo ©Nicholas Alan Cope. #ManusxMachina #CostumeInstitute House of Dior (French,... [Lire la suite]
27 août 2016

Hussein Chalayan, “Duck” Dress, spring-summer 2000, Prêt–à–Porter

Hussein Chalayan (British, born Cyprus, 1970) . “Duck” Dress, spring-summer 2000, Prêt–à–Porter. Machine–sewn pale pink polyester tulle, hand–gathered and sculpted into tufts and machine–stitched to pink cotton twill. Photo ©Nicholas Alan Cope. #ManusxMachina #CostumeInstitute   Hussein Chalayan (British, born Cyprus, 1970) . “Duck” Dress(detail), spring-summer 2000, Prêt–à–Porter. Machine–sewn pale pink polyester tulle, hand–gathered and sculpted into tufts and machine–stitched to pink cotton twill.... [Lire la suite]
23 août 2016

Boué Soeurs, Court Presentation Ensemble, 1928, Haute Couture

Boué Soeurs (French, active 1899–1957). Court Presentation Ensemble, 1928, Haute Couture. Hand–sewn ivory silk tulle, machine–embroidered with couched silver cord in a foliate and vermicelli pattern; insets of silver–blue silk and metal lamé with machine–picot edging; hand–appliquéd with hand–embroidered white silk tulle with artificial flowers in pink, purple, green, yellow, and blue silk ribbon and floss. Photo © Nicholas Alan Cope.  Boué Soeurs (French, active 1899–1957). Court Presentation Ensemble(detail), 1928, Haute... [Lire la suite]
22 août 2016

Pierre Cardin, Dress, 1968, Haute Couture

Pierre Cardin (French, born Italy, 1922). Dress, 1968, Haute Couture. Machine–sewn, heat–molded brown polyester Cardine (Dynel). Photo ©Nicholas Alan Cope. Pierre Cardin (French, born Italy, 1922). Dress(detail), 1968, Haute Couture. Machine–sewn, heat–molded brown polyester Cardine (Dynel). Photo © Nicholas Alan Cope #ManusxMachina #CostumeInstitute