Goddess: The Classical Mode (Metropolitan Museum of Art Series) (Hardcover)

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From the emblematic designs of Madame Grès 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.

About the Author

Harold Koda is Curator in Charge of The Costume Institute at The Metropolitan Museum of Art.
Product Details
ISBN: 9780300098822
ISBN-10: 0300098820
Publisher: Metropolitan Museum of Art
Publication Date: April 10th, 2003
Pages: 224
Language: English
Series: Metropolitan Museum of Art Series