The Metropolitan Museum of Artwork’s annual Gown Institute exhibition is probably the most impressive adventure of its sort. With topics that each mirror the zeitgeist and give a contribution to its introduction, every exhibi­tion—from 2005’s Chanel, to 2011’s Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty and 2013’s Punk—creates a provocative and attractive narrative attracting loads of heaps of holiday makers. The display’s starting-night time gala, produced in collaboration with Vogue mag and attended by means of the likes of Beyoncé, George Clooney, and Hillary Clinton, is continuously known as the Birthday celebration of the 12 months.
Covering the Gown Institute’s historical past and highlighting exhibitions of the twenty first century curated by means of Harold Koda and Andrew Bolton, this guide provides insider get entry to of the primary order. Anchored by means of photograph­graphs from the exhibitions themselves in tandem with the Vogue model shoots they impressed, it is usually pictures of exhibited gadgets and Birthday celebration pictures from the galas. Drawn from the in depth Vogue records, the featured tales show off the images of icons comparable to Annie Leibovitz, Mario Testino, Steven Meisel, and Craig McDean; the imaginative and prescient of mythical Vogue editors like Grace Coddington and Tonne Goodman; and the data and wit of writers comparable to Hamish Bowles and Jonathan Van Meter.