Goddess

The Classical Mode

Harold Koda

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April 10, 2003
224 pages, 9 x 12
28 b/w + 85 color illus.
ISBN: 9780300098822
Cloth

Published in association with The Metropolitan Museum of Art

From the emblematic designs of Madame Grès to Isadora Duncan’s dance costumes and the avant-garde gowns of Yves Saint Laurent, the Greco-Roman classical tradition of dress has clearly inspired and influenced the worlds of art and fashion. This beautifully illustrated book explores the continually evolving influence of classical dress through the ages, presenting a historical survey of this fascinating theme. Featured works include paintings, photographs, sculpture, and decorative objects from Greek and Roman times to the present as well as garments dating from the eighteenth century and recent creations by designers such as Tom Ford of Gucci and Issey Miyake.

Harold Koda is Curator in Charge of The Costume Institute at The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

“The publication will give pleasure to anyone with an intelligent interest in dress, and will be of particular value to dress historians, students of fashion and design, and to classicists, for whom the reception of ancient art is an area of growing importance.”—Costume Society

"Sumptuous."—Richard Edmonds, Birmingham Post

Awarded the 2004 Frances Smyth-Ravenel Prize for Excellence in Publications Design, American Association of Museums
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