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The Resource Haute couture, Richard Martin & Harold Koda

Haute couture, Richard Martin & Harold Koda

Label
Haute couture
Title
Haute couture
Statement of responsibility
Richard Martin & Harold Koda
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Published to accompany an exhibition at the Metropolitan Museum's Costume Institute, this appealing book provides a lively survey of the history of haute couture from its beginnings with the formation of the House of Worth in mid-nineteenth-century Paris to the present-day creations of fashion's major designers. One section of the book features a survey of designs that exemplify the rise of haute couture - that is, fashion driven by the artistic expression of the designer rather than by the dictates of clients - including garments such as Poiret's "sorbet" lampshade gown, Chanel's "little black dress," Dior's New Look, and Balenciaga's sack dress. Among the contemporary couturiers featured are Gianni Versace, Yves Saint Laurent, and Christian Lacroix. Most of the designs are in the permanent collection of The Metropolitan Museum of Art and were photographed especially for this book. The authors have given special prominence to the highly specialized skills that are the foundation of haute couture. Chapters examine tailoring and dressmaking techniques as well as the intricate decoration produced by embroiderers, beaders, lace makers, feather workers, and other craftspeople on whom couturiers rely for unique expression of their ideas
Cataloging source
DLC
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Martin, Richard
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
NK4709
LC item number
.M37 1995
Literary form
non fiction
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  • Koda, Harold
  • Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York, N.Y.)
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  • Costume
  • Costume
  • Costume
  • Costume Institute (New York, N.Y.)
  • Mode
  • Metropolitan Museum of Art
Label
Haute couture, Richard Martin & Harold Koda
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • "Issued in conjunction with an exhibition held at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, December 7, 1995-March 24, 1996"--T.p. verso
  • Includes index
Bibliography note
Includes index of designers: p117-118
Control code
ocm33357725
Dimensions
28 cm.
Extent
118 p.
Isbn
9780870997624
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
95045361
Other physical details
col. ill.
System control number
(OCoLC)33357725
Label
Haute couture, Richard Martin & Harold Koda
Publication
Note
  • "Issued in conjunction with an exhibition held at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, December 7, 1995-March 24, 1996"--T.p. verso
  • Includes index
Bibliography note
Includes index of designers: p117-118
Control code
ocm33357725
Dimensions
28 cm.
Extent
118 p.
Isbn
9780870997624
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
95045361
Other physical details
col. ill.
System control number
(OCoLC)33357725

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