"The Sandy Schreier Collection" by Jessica Regan

The Sandy Schreier Collection Jessica Regan, Melissa Huber, Andrew Bolton

Format:
Hardback
Publication date:
10 Dec 2019
ISBN:
9781588396969
Imprint:
Metropolitan Museum of Art
Dimensions:
208 pages: 330 x 229mm
Illustrations:
175 color illus.

Presenting outstanding costumes and insightful texts about one of the greatest private collections of 20th-century fashion

This handsome volume explores the modern discipline of fashion collecting and the value of the collector’s eye by presenting remarkable works from the greatest private collection of 20th-century costume. This unique group of clothing and accessories, assembled over several decades by Sandy Schreier, includes many rare and historically significant pieces that define key moments in fashion. Her collections features not only iconic garments by established designers but also looks by pioneering couturiers rarely represented in museum collections. Outstanding works, by designers that include Gilbert Adrian, Cristóbal Balenciaga, Boué Soeurs, Gabrielle “Coco” Chanel, Christian Dior, Mariano Fortuny, Karl Lagerfeld, Paul Poiret, and Valentina, are illustrated with stunning new photography by fashion photographer Nicholas Cope.
 
An informative introduction traces the progress of her collecting from its roots in Detroit to the present day. The book also includes descriptions of over 80 works, including costumes, accessories, and rare designer drawings, in addition to a lively interview with Schreier by Andrew Bolton that reveals her collecting philosophy.

Jessica Regan is associate curator, Mellissa Huber is assistant curator, and Andrew Bolton is Wendy Yu Curator in Charge, all at The Costume Institute of The Metropolitan Museum of Art.