Yvonne Deslandres with Dorothee Lalanne. Introduction by Didier Grumbach. Photographs by Jean-Michel Tardy and Jacques Boulay.
New York. Rizzoli. 1987. First American, English language edition. First published in 1986 in French. Cloth-bound hardback, dust jacket. 330 pages. With 380 illustrations, 180 in colour. 330 x 250mm (13 x 9¾"). 2.6kg. 0847808025. English. Near fine; light shelf wear, slight browning to dust jacket, price-sticker on rear of jacket, internally clean.
The most comprehensive book on Poiret, this is a beautiful survey of the work of one of the early 20th Century's greatest creators of haute couture. As well as focusing on Poiret's rich, exotic fashion designs, the book explores his work with interiors, wallpapers, fabrics, and perfume. It also gives a fascinating account of the artists and the society events that surrounded Poiret in his life.