Pulse Points. A Celebration of the Arts... of Fragrance, Fashion, and Photography

Pulse Points. A Celebration of the Arts... of Fragrance, Fashion, and Photography
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Photographs by Horst.

New York. Saks Fifth Avenue. 1982. Staples wrappers. 36 pages. 17 photographs of perfume bottles, each accompanied by a photograph by Horst. 180 x 155mm (7 x 6"). 0.1kg. . English. Very good; slight shelf wear with a light crease to the bottom forecorner, remains of label on rear cover, spine starting to split at base.

'A celebration for the senses... as seen through the eyes of Horst, whose photographs capture, once and forever the glamour, the style, the sense of imagery and beauty inherent in every fine fragrance. Here, then, fashion and fragrance... all at once timeless and very much of the moment.' (introduction to Pulse Points).
A scarce promotional brochure for perfume published in 1982 by Saks department store in New York. During the 1980s Horst's signature style of glamour and drama, epitomised in his 1930s work, was coming back into fashion and Saks seized on this to create a dialogue between the sophistication of his photographic portraits and the luxury of their perfumes. Each perfume listing is accompanied by an image by Horst on the opposite page. For example, Yves Saint Laurent's Opium is faced by his 1935 portrait of Mrs. Reginald Fellowes at the Bal Oriental, Silencessits opposite Nude (Lisa Fonssagrives with harp) from 1939. Eleven of the photographs are taken from the book Horst. Photographs of a Decade. The remaining six are new images created for the brochure by Horst.