HIGH STYLEThis lavishly illustrated volume is the first comprehensive publication on the Brooklyn Museum's internationally renowned historical costume collection. The nearly 25,000-object collection comprises fashionable women's and men's garments and accessories from the eighteenth through the twentieth centuries. The book features sumptuous nineteenth-century gowns from the House of Worth, exquisite pieces by the great twentieth-century French couturiers, iconic Surrealist-based designs by Elsa Schiaparelli, sportswear classics from pioneer American women designers, and the incomparable draped and tailored creations of Charles James.
Masterworks from the Brooklyn
Museum Costume Collection at The Metropolitan Museum of Art
In 2009, the Brooklyn Museum and The Metropolitan Museum of Art entered into a groundbreaking long-term partnership to steward Brooklyn's collection. The objects were transferred to The Costume Institute at the Metropolitan, with Brooklyn maintaining curatorial access. Exhibitions of costumes from the collection are being held at both institutions in early May 2010.
By Jan Glier Reeder - formerly the Curator and Director of the Mellon Costume Documentation Project, is Consulting Curator, Brooklyn Museum Costume Collection, The Costume Institute, The Metropolitan Museum of Art.
Published in association with The Metropolitan Museum of Art