Ingenue to Icon70 Years of Fashion from the Collection of Marjorie Merriweather Post
Howard Vincent Kurtz. Edited by Trish Donnally. Introduction by Nancy Rubin Stuart
Published by GILES in association with Hillwood Museum and Gardens Foundation, Washington, DC
PRICE — UK£29.95/US$45.00
ISBN — 978-1-907804-40-3
This book takes us on a fascinating journey through Mrs Post’s life as a philanthropist, art collector and a director of General Foods. It is told over a seventy year span by her clothes and accessories, including shoes, fans, handbags and parasols. Many of her clothes were especially chosen to complement her magnificent collection of jewellery.
She had a distinctive style and this was created for her by both American and European designers. The book is lavishly illustrated throughout with not only images of the costumes but also of Mrs Post wearing them. She is caught either by the camera or on canvas by leading exponents of these disciplines such as Yousuf Karsh and Frank O. Salisbury. It is a celebration of both personal style and the changing world of fashion and is a must-have volume for those interested in fashion and social history or indeed in Mrs Post herself.
This book accompanies the major exhibition Ingenue to Icon: 70 Years of Fashion from the Collection of Marjorie Merriweather Post, Hillwood Museum & Gardens, Washington, DC, until 17th January 2016