Fashion Is…


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Fashion Is . . . encourages readers to think about the myriad definitions of fashion. A Dior day suit. An Yves Saint Laurent minidress. A Japanese kimono. A Ferragamo shoe. A British court ensemble. A Schiaparelli hat. Fashion is glamour and attitude, texture and pattern, sexy and prim, luxurious and eccentric. It is above all a rich and evocative means of expression for both the designer and the wearer. Gathered here are costumes, regional dress, haute couture, and accessories from prehistory to the present, as well as paintings, sculpture, and decorative arts relating to modes of dress.

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Weight 644 g
Dimensions 13.9 x 16.8 cm
Publisher name ABRAMS
Publication date 1 June 2014
Number of pages 384
Format Paperback / softback
Dimensions 13.9 x 16.8 cm
Weight 644 g


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The Metropolitan Museum of Art is the largest museum in the Western Hemisphere and the world's most encyclopedic art museum under one roof. Founded in 1870, its permanent collection, housed in 17 curatorial departments, comprisesmore than 2 million works of art spanning 5,000years of world culture, from prehistory to the present, from every part of the globe, in all artistic media, and at the highest levels of creative excellence.