Michele Gazier. Preface by Michel Tournier.
France. Imprimerie Nationale Editions. 1999. First edition. Cloth hardback with gilt title, dust jacket. 311 pages. Illustrated throughout in colour. 335 x 280mm (13¼ x 11"). 3.2kg. 2743303298. French. Very good; light shelf wear to jacket, a few faint marks to white jacket, slight creasing to spine, a couple of small nicks, two 3cm tears to rear jacket, wear to forecorners; internally excellent with no marks; jacket now protected by plastic archival cover.
A scarce book dedicated to the magical window-displays created by Leila Menchari for Hermes. Tunisian-born Menchari began working for Hermes in 1961. She went on to design some of the most magnificent windows ever created, many of which are documented here. Extensive photographs and drawings reveal the workings of the designer and the final ensemble. The designs are heavily influenced by Menchari's Tunisian heritage and the sophistication and glamour of her Parisian life.