Fashion and Costume History
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Dance and Fashion
Edited by Valerie Steele; With contributions by Mary Davis, Colleen Hill, Melissa Marra, Emma McClendon, Patricia Mears, Masafumi Monden, Adelheid Rasche, Elizabeth Way, and Anna Winestein

Dress and adornment have long played an important role in the visual allure of dance, and fashion designers have often been inspired by the way dancers look. The tutus and pointe shoes of the Romantic ballerina, for example, have influenced designers from Christian Dior to Christian Louboutin. Cristóbal Balenciaga was inspired by the drama of flamenco, Yves Saint Laurent by the Orientalism of the Ballet Russes, and Rick Owens by the dynamism of African-American steppers. Fashion designers  are also increasingly collaborating with choreographers to create stylish new dance costumes—from the “bump” dresses by Comme des Garçons for Merce Cunningham  to Valentino’s “Bal de Couture” designs for New York City Ballet.


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2014   368 pp.  150 color illus.   -   Cloth ISBN: 9780300208856  $50.00

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Through the Looking Glass

Fashioning the Body
An Intimate History of the Silhouette

Yves Saint Laurent + Halston
Fashioning the ’70s

Dressing Up
Fashion Week NYC

Fashion Victims
Dress at the Court of Louis XVI and Marie-Antoinette

High Style
Masterworks from the Brooklyn Museum Costume Collection at The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Silent Partners
Artist and Mannequin from Function to Fetish

A History of Lingerie

Charles James
Beyond Fashion

Elegance in an Age of Crisis
Fashions of the 1930s

Exhibiting Fashion
Before and After 1971

Art and Music in Venice
From the Renaissance to Baroque

Dressing Dangerously
Dysfunctional Fashion in Film

The Essential Art of African Textiles
Design Without End

A Queer History of Fashion
From the Closet to the Catwalk

An American Style
Global Sources for New York Textile and Fashion Design, 1915–1928

American Ingenuity
Sportswear, 1930s–1970s

The Ceaseless Century
Three Hundred Years of Eighteenth-Century Costume

The Four Seasons

The Imperial Style
Fashions of the Hapsburg Era

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