Vogue & the Metropolitan Museum of Art Costume Institute
Parties, Exhibitions, PeopleBook - 2014
The Metropolitan Museum of Art's annual Costume Institute exhibition is the most spectacular event of its kind. The subjects explore fashion history, from 2001's "Jacqueline Kennedy: The White House years" to 2011's "Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty" and 2014's "Charles James: beyond fashion," and in turn reflect and create the contemporary zeitgeist. Each exhibition draws a provocative and engaging narrative attracting hundreds of thousands of visitors. The show's opening-night gala, produced in collaboration with Vogue magazine and attended by the likes of Beyoncé, George Clooney, Oprah Winfrey, and Hillary Clinton, is regularly referred to as the party of the Year. Covering the Costume Institute's history and highlighting exhibitions of the twenty-first century curated by Harold Koda and Andrew Bolton, this book offers insider access of the first order. Anchored by photographs from the exhibitions themselves in tandem with the Vogue fashion shoots they inspired, it also includes images of exhibited objects and party photos from the galas.
Publisher: New York : Abrams, ©2014
Characteristics: 271 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 32 cm