If the words iconic or dramatic appeal to you, look no further. Laid out with great care and painstaking detail by expert editors Hamish Bowles, Chloe Malle, and Thomas P. Campbell, Vogue and The Metropolitan Museum of Art Costume Institute: Parties, Exhibitions, People (Abrams, $50) brings the awesomely glamorous world of couture fashion and high art to our living rooms. Chronicling the Institute’s celebrations from 2001 to 2013, the book lays out the history behind exhibitions ranging from Punk to Jackie O. Lively and thorough, the commentary nicely accessorizes the beautiful photography, which runs to full-page, glossy shots of the rich and famous, the beautiful and the bold, always keeping the focus on the design and craftsmanship of the artists behind some of the world’s most beautiful clothes and soirées.
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Published: Abrams - September 23rd, 2014