SHARON SADAKO TAKEDA is the Senior Curator and Head, Costume and Textiles Department, Los Angeles County Museum of Art. KAYE DURLAND SPILKER is Curator, Costume and Textiles Department, Los Angeles County Museum of Art. JOHN GALLIANO, one of the most influential fashion designers of our time, is the chief designer of the haute couture house Christian Dior. KIMBERLY CHRISMAN-CAMPBELL is a fashion-research scholar who writes and reviews books and exhibitions for Dress, Costume, and Woman's Art Journal.
"Luxurious textiles, exacting tailoring, and lush trimmings abound in this glorious volume that celebrates the evolution of European dress through two centuries." --Sophisticated Living Magazine "This sumptuous catalog showcases the Kamer-Ruf Collection Essays and a timeline of fashion trace the development of tastes and silhouettes from the Age of Enlightenment to World War I, highlighting a gorgeous assortment of luxurious clothes...Large close-up photos show the complex subtleties of lace, woven textiles, and printed fabrics, as well as surfaces worked with breathtaking networks of embroidery, beadwork, and fancy trims." --Fiberarts Magazine " -In this beautifully produced publication, the narrative centers on a collection of 18th- and 19th-century European garments and accessories recently acquired by the Los Angeles County Museum of Art...Its concentration on the textiles, tailoring, and trim that went into the construction of these articles of dress gives readers an exceptional level of visual access to the often-exquisite details of historical fashion design." --CHOICE