10 juillet 2010

"American High Style: Fashioning a National Collection' @ the Brooklyn Museum

Charles James (American, born England, 1906–1978). "Tree" Evening Dress (detail), 1955. Rose pink silk taffeta; white silk satin; red, pink and white tulle. Brooklyn Museum Costume Collection at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Gift of Mrs. Douglas Fairbanks, Jr., 1981 (2009.300.991) To mark the new relationship between the Brooklyn Museum and the Costume Institute at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Brooklyn Museum presents an exhibition of some of the most renowned objects from its costume collection. American... [Lire la suite]

19 décembre 2009

"American High Style: Fashioning a National Collection" @ the Brooklyn Museum Costume Collection

Arnold Scaasi (American, born Canada, 1931), American. "Evening Ensemble", ca. 1958. Silk. The Brooklyn Museum Costume Collection at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. BROOKLYN, NY.- A major exhibition celebrating the Brooklyn Museum Costume Collection and the unique collection-sharing partnership with the Metropolitan Museum of Art will be presented at the Brooklyn Museum from May 7 through August 1, 2010. "American High Style: Fashioning a National Collection" will include some 85 masterworks from the newly... [Lire la suite]
23 juin 2009

'The Model as Muse: Embodying Fashion' @ The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Cecil Beaton (British, 1904–1980), Dorian Leigh (fourth from left) and unidentified models in Charles James, Vogue, June 1948. Courtesy of the Cecil Beaton Studio Archive at Sotheby's © Condé Nast Publications Inc. Exploring the reciprocal relationship between high fashion and evolving ideals of beauty, The Model as Muse: Embodying Fashion focuses on iconic models of the twentieth century and their roles in projecting, and sometimes inspiring, the fashion of their respective eras. The exhibition, organized by historical period... [Lire la suite]
17 décembre 2008

Brooklyn Museum Announces Landmark Costume Collection Partnership with the Metropolitan

Elizabeth Hawes (American, 1903-1971), Dress, Evening, ca. 1938. Silk. Gift of Mrs. George B. Wells BROOKLYN, NY.- The Brooklyn Museum announced today a landmark collection-sharing partnership with The Metropolitan Museum of Art. Effective January 2009, the Brooklyn Museum's renowned costume collection of 23,500 objects, amassed during more than a century of collecting, will be transferred to The Costume Institute of The Metropolitan Museum of Art, where it will be known as The Brooklyn Museum Costume Collection at The... [Lire la suite]
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31 octobre 2008

Azzedine Alaïa (B.1940). A Rare Hooded Dress

Azzedine Alaïa (B.1940). A Rare Hooded Dress circa 1986, of sage-green knitted wool, with zip following the contours of the body in a spiral from neck to hem, with designer's label - Price Realized £9,375 ($15,000)  Notes: The construction of this dress reveals Azzedine Alaia's admiration of the iconic designer, Charles James. James created a ground breaking dress in the 1950s which used a zip which again wound around the body. James is perhaps the 'couturier's couturier' par excellence for his pioneering cut and... [Lire la suite]