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Bare Witness

Bare Witness

Martin, Richard, and Harold Koda
1996
32 pages
29 illustrations
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Richard Martin

Harold Koda

Madame X (Madame Pierre Gautreau), John Singer Sargent  American, Oil on canvas, American
1883–84
Rita de Acosta Lydig, Adolf de Meyer  American, born France, Platinum print
1917
Robe à l'anglaise, silk, French
French
1785–87
Evening dress, cotton, metallic thread, French
French
ca. 1810
Dress, cotton, American
American
1804–10
Ball gown, silk, cotton, probably American
probably American
ca. 1860
Evening dress, Weeks  French, silk, metal, glass, French
ca. 1911
Cocktail dress, House of Dior  French, silk, French
spring/summer 1959
Dress, Rudi Gernreich  American, born Austria, wool, American
spring/summer 1970
Bathing suit, Rudi Gernreich  American, born Austria, wool, elastic, American
1964
Jumpsuit, Halston  American, silk, American
1970s
Promenade dress, Mme. Blanchard  French, silk, French
1882
Ensemble, Nellie Harrington  American, silk, fur, American
1928
Dress, cotton, French
French
1819–23
Dress, cotton, American
American
1914–18
Dress, Mary Quant  British, wool, British
1966–67
Shorts, Thurmand Hedgepeth III  American, leather, snakeskin, American
1970
Skirt, Serendipity 3  American, cotton, American
late 1960s
Evening dress, Valentina  American, silk, American
late 1930s
Evening dress, House of Vionnet  French, silk, glass, French
spring/summer 1932
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———. 1996a. Bare Witness. New York: Metropolitan Museum of Art.