In Pursuit of Fashion

The Sandy Schreier Collection

Andrew Bolton, Jessica Regan, and Mellissa Huber; With photographs by Nicholas Cope

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December 10, 2019
204 pages, 9 1/4 x 13
174 color illus.
ISBN: 9781588396969
Hardcover

Published by The Metropolitan Museum of Art/Distributed by Yale University Press

Presenting outstanding costumes and insightful texts about one of the greatest private collections of 20th-century fashion

This handsome volume explores the modern discipline of fashion collecting, presenting remarkable works from one of the greatest private collection of 20th-century costume. This group of clothing and accessories, assembled over several decades by Sandy Schreier, includes many rare and historically significant pieces that define key moments in fashion. Her collection features not only iconic garments by established designers but also looks by pioneering couturiers rarely represented in museum collections. Outstanding works, by designers that include Gilbert Adrian, Cristóbal Balenciaga, Boué Soeurs, Gabrielle  Chanel, Christian Dior, Mariano Fortuny, Karl Lagerfeld, Paul Poiret, and Valentina, are illustrated with new photography by fashion photographer Nicholas Cope.
 
An informative introduction traces the progress of her collecting from its roots in Detroit to the present day. The book also includes descriptions of over 80 works, including garments, accessories, and rare designer drawings, in addition to a lively interview with Schreier by Andrew Bolton that reveals her collecting philosophy.

Andrew Bolton is Wendy Yu Curator in Charge, Jessica Regan is associate curator, and Mellissa Huber is assistant curator, all at The Costume Institute of The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

EXHIBITION SCHEDULE

The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York
(November 26, 2019–May 17, 2020)

ADDITIONAL MATERIALS
Superheroes

Fashion and Fantasy

Andrew Bolton; With an essay by Michael Chabon

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Alexander McQueen

Savage Beauty

Andrew Bolton; With contributions by Susannah Frankel and T

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Punk

Chaos to Couture

Andrew Bolton; With Richard Hell, John Lydon, and Jon Savag

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Manus x Machina

Fashion in an Age of Technology

Andrew Bolton; Photographs by Nicholas Alan Cope

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Rei Kawakubo/Comme des Garçons

Art of the In-Between

Andrew Bolton

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CAMP

Notes on Fashion

Andrew Bolton; With Fabio Cleto, Karen Van Godtsenhoven, an

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