High Style

Masterworks from the Brooklyn Museum Costume Collection at The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Jan Glier Reeder

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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.

EXHIBITION SCHEDULE

Legion of Honor, Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco
(03/14/15–07/19/15)


Cincinnati Art Museum
(11/07/15–01/24/16)

"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

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

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
ISBN: 9780300212310
Publication Date: February 10, 2015
Co-publisher: Published by The Metropolitan Museum of Art/Distributed by Yale University Press
256 pages, 10 x 11
350 color + 0 b/w illus.
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