Pierre Balmain. Translated by Edward Lanchbery, with Gordon Young.
London. Cassell. 1964. First edition. Cloth-bound hardback, dust jacket. xxii, 182 pages. Signed by Pierre Balmain in ink to the front free endpaper - "with best wishes / Pierre Balmain". 40 hors-texte plates with b&w photographs. 220 x 150mm (8¾ x 6"). 0.5kg. . English. Very good; very light shelf wear, a small 1cm closed tear to top edge of front jacket, some light marks to spine; not price-clipped.
A signed copy of the autobiography of the French fashion designer Pierre Balmain (1914-1982). The memoir covers Balmain's upbringing, his first forays into fashion, his time at Lelong with Christian Dior, the establishment and successes of the Balmain couture house and his life outside of the business.