8 Episodes

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On Site
Hipster by
Jan Glier Reeder
, curator

Charles James (American, born Great Britain): Evening dress

The construction defies any usual dress-making norms.
#93
Photography by
Karin L. Willis
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Rotations
Predator by
Fiona Kidd
, curator

Clasp with an eagle and its prey [Parthian]

So rarely do we get a real snapshot of an individual.
#90
Photography by
Peter Zeray
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Close-Ups
Nosing Around by
Julie Jones
, curator

Nose Ornament with Spiders [Peru; Salinar (?)]

It’s a form of mask, a form of changed personality.
#88
Photography by
Katherine Dahab
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Blazing Saddle by
Donald La Rocca
, curator

Saddle (gser sga) [Tibetan, Derge]

This tradition of highly decorative saddles continues uninterrupted in Tibet for at least a thousand years.
#66
Photography by
Oi-Cheong Lee
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French Dressing by
Harold Koda
, curator

Paul Poiret (French): Paris

It’s maddening because you would never think to approach the making of a garment in this way before.
#57
Photography by
Bruce J. Schwarz
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Fashion Plate by
Pierre Terjanian
, curator

Kolman Helmschmid (German): Portions of a costume armor

I look at armor as hollow, moving sculptures.
#49
Photography by
Anna-Marie Kellen
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Looming Change by
Melinda Watt
, curator

Deneirouse and Boisglavy (French): Shawl

There are tulips, roses, carnations, irises, hydrangea, and they form this sort of dense garden that weaves in and out of the paisley shapes.
#21
Photography by
Karin L. Willis
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Extreme Fashion by
Andrew Bolton
, curator

Alexander McQueen (British): No. 13 [Collection]

When I first watched it, it was purely visceral, and made me question the requisites of clothing.
#11
Photography by
Oi-Cheong Lee
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