Tag Archives: The Costume Institute

Guest Post: After Yves

By Cary O’dell Such is the power and influence of Yves Saint Laurent that when he announced his retirement in early 2002 from his namesake fashion house, it was reported not only in the fashion press but via all aspects … Continue reading

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The Art of Exhibiting Fashion History- Part I

La Belle Époque: The Art of Exhibiting Fashion History at the Costume Institute of The Metropolitan Museum of Art By Janet Lee “Now I was born in the heart of the Belle Époque.  I was born in Paris.  I was born on … Continue reading

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Fashion in Black & White- Part II, Lace

Last week I introduced several examples that show how fashion designers use the combination of black and white to contrast parts of a garment or body and to explore sexual identities. This week I would like show another theme that … Continue reading

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Fashion in Black & White- Part I, Structure

‘Coco’ Chanel’s ” little black dress” is maybe the most famous fashion item of dress. Although some fashion scholars challenge the perception that Chanel was the first to create and promote the chic, simple, and elegant “little black dress”, she … Continue reading

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(left) Evening dress, Lanvin-Castillo, 1954-55. Collection of The Costume Institute, MET. (right) “Snowflake” evening dress, Alexander McQueen, Fall 2008. Collection of the Museum at FIT.

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Savage Beauty- Alexander McQueen retrospective at the MET

Check out this slideshow from Vogue. It features images from the upcoming Alexander McQueen retrospective “Savage Beauty” at the MET’s costume institute with captions by Sarah Burton, who was McQueen’s assistant and today is the creative director of the house.

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