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Infra-Apparel

Infra-Apparel

Martin, Richard, and Harold Koda
1993
131 pages
68 illustrations
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This exhibition heralds a series of thematic shows conceived to examine various elements in the history of costume, with selections culled primarily from the Museum's own collections. Thus reaffirming the Museum's commitment to collecting and to the care and display of costume, these installations will offer substantial displays year round as well as an extraordinary opportunity to evaluate and appreciate the evolution of costume over the last three centuries.

The depth and scope of our collections should provide the curators with an inexhaustible source of challenging subjects and inspiration for exhibitions, research, publications, and teaching programs far into the next century. It is therefore with much pleasure and great expectation that we offer Infra-Apparel, the first in an exciting series of projects envisioned by our new curators, Mr. Martin and Mr. Koda.

Met Art in Publication

Dress, silk, flax, French
French
1735–40
Evening dress, House of Chanel  French, silk, cotton, rayon, French
1939
Dress, linen, cotton, American
American
1799–1800
Mrs. Selma Schubart, Alfred Stieglitz  American, Autochrome
1907
Evening dress, House of Balenciaga  French, silk, French
fall/winter 1965–66
Antoine Laurent Lavoisier (1743–1794) and Marie Anne Lavoisier (Marie Anne Pierrette Paulze, 1758–1836), Jacques Louis David  French, Oil on canvas
1788
Joseph Sherburne, John Singleton Copley  American, Oil on canvas, American
ca. 1767–70
Ensemble (banyan, waistcoat, and breeches), silk, wool, linen, European
European
second half 18th century
Girls at a Window, Raimundo de Madrazo y Garreta  Spanish, Oil on canvas
ca. 1875
Young Lady in 1866, Edouard Manet  French, Oil on canvas
1866
Evening dress, House of Dior  French, silk, French
spring/summer 1960
Wedding ensemble, cotton, French
French
1864
Dressing jacket, linen, cotton, American or European
American or European
1880–81
Petticoat, cotton, American
American
ca. 1907
Petticoat, cotton, American or European
American or European
1870s
Petticoat, cotton, silk, American
American
early 1890s
Dress, cotton, American
American
ca. 1877
Dress, cotton, European
European
ca. 1818
Dress, cotton, American
American
1841–44
Dress, cotton, British
British
ca. 1838
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Martin, Richard, Harold Koda, and Neil Selkirk. 1993. Infra-Apparel: Exhibition Held at the Costume Institute of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, April 1, 1993-August 8, 1993. New York: Metropolitan museum of art Distrib. by H. N. Abrams.