The Glass of Fashion
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Weidenfeld and Nicolson, London.
Red cloth boards with gold lettering on spine.
Good, a few marks of age to endpapers and outer pages.
Fair, small amount of tearing to upper edges and spine. Spine discoloured, darkened. Has at some point been reinforced in three places with small pieces of brown paper glued inside.
First edition, 1954.
343 pp. 16 black and white photographs of fashion icons of the day such as Coco Chanel and Audrey Hepburn. Also numerous drawings and sketches by the author.
Cecil Beaton's personal history of fashion and those who have influenced it in the first half of the Twentieth Century. Witty and wise, a most knowledgeable book about fashion and it's designers. Full of anecdotes and the authors own drawings and photographs.