Goddess: The Classical Mode

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Metropolitan Museum of Art, 2003 - Design - 223 pages
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From the emblematic designs of Madame Gr s 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.

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Accompanying the summer 2003 exhibition of the same title at the Costume Institute of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, this volume explores how elements of Greek clothing from antique models ... Read full review

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

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