High Style Masterworks from the Brooklyn Museum Costume Collection at The Metropolitan Museum of Art Jan Reeder

Format:
Paperback
Publication date:
23 Apr 2015
ISBN:
9780300212310
Imprint:
Metropolitan Museum of Art
Dimensions:
256 pages: 279 x 254mm
Illustrations:
355 color illus.

An alluring, opulent showcase of hundreds of beautiful historic clothing items and accessories

High Style is filled with fashion inspiration and information. . . . Nearly every page…includes a captivating photo of one of the collection’s lavish garments or accessories.”—Threads
 
Published for the first time in paperback, this lavishly illustrated volume originally appeared in 2010 to celebrate the transfer of the Brooklyn Museum’s historic costume collection to The Metropolitan Museum of Art. This comprehensive survey highlights more than 200 works selected from this internationally renowned collection, which comprises nearly 25,000 extraordinary women’s and men’s garments and accessories from the 18th through the 20th century. Among the featured works are sumptuous 19th-century gowns from the House of Worth, exquisite dresses by the great 20th-century French couturiers, iconic Surrealist-based designs of Elsa Schiaparelli, sportswear classics from pioneer American female designers, and the incomparable draped and tailored creations of Charles James, along with exceptional shoes and accessories. 



Jan Glier Reeder is consulting curator, Brooklyn Museum Costume Collection, The Costume Institute, The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

"High Style is filled with fashion inspiration and information. . . . Nearly every page . . . includes a captivating photo of one of the collection’s lavish garments or accessories.”—Threads


Winner of the Special Trade, General Award in the 2011 New York Book Show Awards


Short-listed for the 2011 Davenport Publication Award sponsored by the Costume Society of America


Winner of the Silver Medal as given by the Independent Publishers Book Awards


“It’s high time that the exquisite Costume Collection from the Brooklyn Museum be celebrated in print. And this book does just that.”—Selvedge