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Sleeping Beauties : Reawakening Fashion

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'For fashion fans, there's no better gift than the book that accompanies the exhibit'- Town & Country

The vibrant catalog to the Met Museum show which brings to life four centuries of extraordinary garments and accessories inspired by the natural world  

Sleeping Beauties: Reawakening Fashion explores clothing’s complex relationship with the body through the senses, offering new ways for understanding and experiencing a garment’s inherent artistry.

Engaging texts by scholars, scientists, and conservators reveal the history behind over 200 works of fashion while also addressing their fragility and ephemerality.

Exceptional new photography by Nick Knight of creations by international couturiers and design houses—including Cristòbal Balenciaga, Thom Browne, Collina Strada, Christian Dior, Gucci, Charles James, LOEWE, Madame Grès, Thebe Magugu, Maison Margiela, Alexander McQueen, Issey Miyake, Paul Poiret, Yves Saint Laurent, Elsa Schiaparelli, Bea Szenfeld, Philip Treacy, Iris van Herpen, Louis Vuitton, and Charles Frederick Worth—further deepens our appreciation for each object’s sensorial integrity.

Published by The Metropolitan Museum of Art/Distributed by Yale University PressExhibition Schedule:The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York (May 10–September 2, 2024)

Due for release 25 June 2024 and available for pre-order.

  • Author: Andrew Bolton, Curator, Met Museum
  • Hardcover: 494 pages | 350 colour illustrations
  • Date published:  June 2024
  • Language: English
  • ISBN: 9781588397775
  • Product Dimensions: 30.5 x 22.9 cm

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