03 mai 2016

Costume Institute’s Spring 2016 Exhibition Focuses on the Hand and the Machine in Fashion

Karl Lagerfeld (French, born Hamburg, 1938) for House of Chanel (French, founded 1913), Wedding ensemble (back view), autumn-winter 2014–15 haute couture. Courtesy of CHANEL Patrimoine Collection. Photo © Nicholas Alan Cope. NEW YORK - The Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Costume Institute spring 2016 exhibition, Manus x Machina: Fashion in an Age of Technology, on view from May 5 through August 14, and presented in the Museum’s Robert Lehman Wing explores how designers are reconciling the handmade and the machine-made in the... [Lire la suite]

12 avril 2016

1930s fashion exhibition opens at Sudley House

LIVERPOOL.- Sudley House is getting the Hollywood treatment with Putting on the Glitz, a glamorous 1930s fashion exhibition. A stunning selection of 20 outfits from National Museums Liverpool’s costume collection is being displayed at the South Liverpool gallery, revealing how the glitz and glamour of Hollywood was reflected in the fashions of the period. Visitors can expect to see an elegant exhibition, exploring 1930s fashions at their best, when women embraced more fitted styles with longer hemlines, in... [Lire la suite]
17 mars 2016

Cristobal Balenciaga, Evening Dress, Autumn-Winter 1961

Cristobal Balenciaga, Evening Dress, Autumn-Winter 1961. Black silk with layers of rose patterned lace; lace ruffles from neckline to hem. Inventory Number(s): AC140 77-10-4 ©The Kyoto Costume Institute, photo by Takashi Hatakeyama Label: BALENCIAGA 10, AVENUE GEORGE V PARIS (92556 Hand writing). Cristobal Balenciaga, born in Spain, excelled in designing Flamenco hemline dresses like this one. The black Chantilly lace flows down dynamically and rhythmically over the dress.Balenciaga, the Master of... [Lire la suite]
01 mars 2016

Lucile, Evening Dress, Autumn 1916, America

Lucile (Lucy Christina Wallace), Evening Dress, Autumn 1916, America. Off-white silk chiffon, tulle and lace; light blue silk taffeta and satin; one piece dress; floral decoration at breast. Label "Lucile Ltd 37&39 WEST 57 TH ST. NEW YORK".  AC1900 79-1-52 ©The Kyoto Costume Institute, photo by Takashi Hatakeyama Dress characterized by pale coloring and delicate decoration. The skirt section is three-layered, with the front opening of the overskirt giving glimpses of a large number of decorations in tulle... [Lire la suite]
01 mars 2016

Gustave Beer, Evening Dress, c. 1919

Gustave Beer, Evening Dress, c. 1919. Black silk tulle with silver bead and rhinestone embroidery; silver bead fringes; long train; sash in green and gold stripes; silver "lamé" under dress. Label: "Beer,7 Place Vendôme. Paris Nice MONTE-CARLO". AC7683 93-1-5 ©The Kyoto Costume Institute, photo by Richard Haughton Through the brilliant surface ornaments and straight silhouette of this dress, people could have foreseen the coming 1920s. The scale pattern or "seigaiha" (blue ocean waves) pattern seen on this dress was... [Lire la suite]
01 mars 2016

Callot Sœurs, Evening Dress, c. 1909

Callot Sœurs, Evening Dress, c. 1909. Black silk charmeuse, chiffon, and lace; lace fabric hanging from shoulder; silk satin belt; fake jet ornamentation. Label "Callot Soeurs MARQUE MODE DÉPOSÉS, Paris. AC10339 2000-25-1AB ©The Kyoto Costume Institute, photo by Taishi Hirokawa This high-waist empire-style dress, represents the transition of fashion from the S-shaped silhouette shortly before this period to a simple silhouette. However, looking into its structure, the dress incorporates bones to support the... [Lire la suite]

01 mars 2016

Jeanne Lanvin, Evening Dress, 1910s & & Evening Dress, unknown, 1910s

Jeanne Lanvin, Evening Dress (left), 1910s. Green silk chiffon and tulle lace; floral embroidery; rose flower ornament. Label "Jeanne Lanvin PARIS", AC5806 88-22-3AB & Evening Dress (right), unknown. Beige silk tulle and pink silk chiffon; floral embroidery of beads and fake pearls; gold cord embroidery on skirt; AC1000 78-30-14 ©The Kyoto Costume Institute, photo by Takashi Hatakeyama These dresses have a high waist silhouette, which is representative of the early 1910s. This silhouette spread... [Lire la suite]
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20 janvier 2016

Evening dress, by the House of Worth, ca. 1887-1888

Evening dress, by the House of Worth, ca. 1887-1888. Museum of the City of New York
20 janvier 2016

Evening dress, by the House of Worth, ca. 1894

Evening dress, by the House of Worth, ca. 1894
20 janvier 2016

Evening dress, by the House of Worth, ca. 1902

Evening dress, by the House of Worth, ca. 1902. Museum of City of New York