Diana Vreeland. With Christopher Hemphill.

Doubleday & Company, Inc. New York. 1980. First edition. Hardback, large 4to; red buckram-bound boards with gilt titles, dust jacket. 208 pages. Illustrated throughout with b&w photographs. English. 390 x 280mm. 1.9kg. 9780385150484. Near fine, in near fine dust jacket; slight yellowing to jacket, as usual, price-clipped; light wear to board edges, spotting to fore-edge.

A first edition of the classic book by the New York fashion editor Diana Vreeland, in which she selects a "pot-pourri" of images that encapsulate her idea of Allure. The photographs are taken from many different sources and supplemented with Vreeland's witty and insightful remarks. Photographers featured include Horst, Avedon, Beaton, Bourdin, Dahl-Wolfe, Lartigue, Penn and Turbeville.