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The Resource Charles James : beyond fashion, Harold Koda and Jan Glier Reeder ; contributions by Sarah Scaturro and Glenn Petersen ; foreword by Ralph Rucci

Charles James : beyond fashion, Harold Koda and Jan Glier Reeder ; contributions by Sarah Scaturro and Glenn Petersen ; foreword by Ralph Rucci

Label
Charles James : beyond fashion
Title
Charles James
Title remainder
beyond fashion
Statement of responsibility
Harold Koda and Jan Glier Reeder ; contributions by Sarah Scaturro and Glenn Petersen ; foreword by Ralph Rucci
Title variation
Beyond fashion
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Contributor
Author
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Writer of supplementary textual content
Subject
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Language
eng
Summary
Charles James, often considered to be America's first couturier, was renowned in the 1940s and 1950s as a master at sculpting fabric for the female form and creating fashions that defined mid-century glamour. Although James had no formal training as a dressmaker, he created strikingly original and complex designs, including intricate ball gowns worn by members of high society in New York and Europe. This lavishly illustrated book offers a comprehensive study of James' life and work, highlighting his virtuosity and inventiveness as well as his influence on subsequent fashion designers. Featuring exciting new photography of the spectacular evening dresses James produced between 1947 and 1955, this publication includes enlightening details of these intricate creations alongside vintage photographs and rarely seen archival items, such as patterns, muslins, dress forms and sketches. A detailed and illustrated chronology of James' life describes his magnetic personality, his unorthodox design processes, his colourful supporters - such as Salvador Dali, Elsa Schiaparelli, Christian Dior, and Cristobal Balenciaga - and profiles of a number of his famous clients, such as Gypsy Rose Lee
Cataloging source
ERASA
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Koda, Harold
Dewey number
391.2
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
TT505.J36
LC item number
K63x 2014
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • bibliography
  • catalogs
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1906-1978
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • James, Charles
  • Reeder, Jan Glier
  • Scaturro, Sarah
  • Petersen, Glenn
  • Rucci, Ralph
  • Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York, N.Y.)
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • James, Charles
  • Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York, N.Y.)
  • Fashion designers
  • Fashion
  • Women's clothing
Target audience
adult
Label
Charles James : beyond fashion, Harold Koda and Jan Glier Reeder ; contributions by Sarah Scaturro and Glenn Petersen ; foreword by Ralph Rucci
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Publication
Manufacture
Copyright
Note
Catalog of an exhibition held at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, May 8-August 10, 2014
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (page 255)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • still image
  • text
Content type code
  • sti
  • txt
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Introduction / by Harold Koda -- Metamorphology: the personal and professional life of Charles James / by Jan Glier Reeder -- The calculus of fashion: process and oeuvre / by Harold Koda -- Inherent vice: challenges and conservation / by Sarah Scaturro and Glenn Petersen
Dimensions
34 cm
Extent
262 pages
Isbn
9781588395221
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (chiefly color)
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn869726458
  • (Sirsi) o869726458
  • (OCoLC)869726458
Label
Charles James : beyond fashion, Harold Koda and Jan Glier Reeder ; contributions by Sarah Scaturro and Glenn Petersen ; foreword by Ralph Rucci
Publication
Manufacture
Copyright
Note
Catalog of an exhibition held at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, May 8-August 10, 2014
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (page 255)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • still image
  • text
Content type code
  • sti
  • txt
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Introduction / by Harold Koda -- Metamorphology: the personal and professional life of Charles James / by Jan Glier Reeder -- The calculus of fashion: process and oeuvre / by Harold Koda -- Inherent vice: challenges and conservation / by Sarah Scaturro and Glenn Petersen
Dimensions
34 cm
Extent
262 pages
Isbn
9781588395221
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (chiefly color)
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn869726458
  • (Sirsi) o869726458
  • (OCoLC)869726458

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