Charles James: Beyond Fashion, 2014, HC, Very Good

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Koda, Harold et al. New York, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 2014
English, First Edition, Very Good, HC, Folio, 10 ¼” x 13 ⅜,” 264 pp.
ISBN: 9781588395221

Full-color pictorial wrap print to woven cloth over boards, full-color photograph to pastedowns and endpapers, in publisher’s transparent plastic dust jacket with black and white text to front and spine, solid white inner flaps with black text. Very minor edgewear, mild bumping to head and tail of spine, otherwise clean throughout, tightly bound, and excellent. In a Very Good dust jacket. Mild bumping to head and tail of spine, mild shelfwear, minor edgewear, otherwise excellent. 264 pp. Replete with 315 illustrations, 273 full-color. Text by Harold Koda and Jan Flier Reeder, with contributions by Sarah Scaturro, Glenn Petersen, and Ralph Rucci. A collection of the couturier Charles James’s fashion designs, representing a wide array of colors, materials, and inspirations. Texts provide insight to James’s life and what goes into creating an exhibition of his designs. From the dust jacket: “A behind-the-scenes look at conservation efforts to both prepare James's work for exhibition and preserve it for posterity reveals the unconventional materials and unprecedented construction techniques he used to engineer his iconic structural gowns.”

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