06 septembre 2016

Alexander Mcqueen, Dress, spring-summer 2009, Prêt–à–Porter

Alexander Mcqueen (British, 1969–2010). Dress, spring-summer 2009, Prêt–à–Porter. Machine–sewn pale pink silk duchesse satin and nude silk georgette, hand–embroidered with pink enameled–metal flower petals. Photo © Nicholas Alan Cope. Alexander Mcqueen (British, 1969–2010). Dress (detail), spring-summer 2009, Prêt–à–Porter. Machine–sewn pale pink silk duchesse satin and nude silk georgette, hand–embroidered with pink enameled–metal flower petals. Photo © Nicholas Alan Cope.  #ManusxMachina #CostumeInstitute

05 septembre 2016

Gareth Pugh, Dress, autumn-winter 2015–16, Prêt–à–Porter

Gareth Pugh (British, born 1981) .Dress, autumn-winter 2015–16, Prêt–à–Porter. Machine–sewn black silk–wool gazar, hand–embroidered with black plastic drinking straws. Photo © Nicholas Alan Cope. Gareth Pugh (British, born 1981) .Dress, autumn-winter 2015–16, Prêt–à–Porter. Machine–sewn black silk–wool gazar, hand–embroidered with black plastic drinking straws. Photo © Nicholas Alan Cope.  #ManusxMachina#CostumeInstitute
05 septembre 2016

House of Chanel by Karl Lagerfeld, Dress, autumn-winter 2015–16, Haute Couture

House of Chanel (French, founded 1913). Karl Lagerfeld (French, born Hamburg, 1938). Dress, autumn-winter 2015–16, Haute Couture. Hand–sewn black silk tulle, hand–embroidered by Lemarié with black crystals and black silk passementerie hand–woven with hand–glued and –stitched black ostrich feathers. Photo © Nicholas Alan Cope. House of Chanel (French, founded 1913). Karl Lagerfeld (French, born Hamburg, 1938). Dress (detail), autumn/winter 2015–16, Haute Couture. Hand–sewn black silk tulle, hand–embroidered by Lemarié with black... [Lire la suite]
05 septembre 2016

Maiko Takeda (Japanese, born 1986) . “Atmospheric Reentry”, Headpiece and Bolero, 2013

Maiko Takeda (Japanese, born 1986) . “Atmospheric Reentry”, Headpiece and Bolero, 2013. Headpiece: Hand–cut transparent blue–ombré acetate fringe, hand–woven with machine–cut clear acrylic squares, hand–assembled with silver metal jump rings; bolero: hand–cut transparent green, blue, and purple–ombré acetate fringe, hand–woven with machine–cut clear acrylic squares, hand–assembled with silver metal jump rings. Photo © Nicholas Alan Cope. Maiko Takeda (Japanese, born 1986) . “Atmospheric Reentry” Headpiece and Bolero (detail),... [Lire la suite]
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]