Valerie D Mendes & Frances M Hinchcliffe.
London. Victoria and Albert Museum. 1987. First edition. Wrappers. 262 pages. Profusely illustrated throughout in colour and b&w. 275 x 220mm (10¾ x 8¾"). 1.15kg. 1851770410. English. Good; slight shelf wear, vertical crease to front cover also effecting half of the pages, crease to top forecorner of rear wrapper.
The catalogue published to coincide with a 1987 exhibition at the Victoria and Albert Museum on the work of the Ascher firm and its influence on textiles and fashions. The book has a focus on the artists who provided designs for the firm (Christian Bérard, Alexander Calder, André Derain, Barbara Hepworth, Marie Laurencin, Ben Nicholson, Graham Sutherland and Feliks Topolski) and the fashion designers who used the Ascher fabrics in their clothes (Hardy Amies, Balenciaga, Capucci, Cardin, Dior, Fabiani, Givenchy, Madame Grès, Lanvin-Castillo, Yves Saint Laurent and Mary Quant). Full-scale fabric samples from the Ascher records are reproduced, alongside photographs of models wearing designer garments in the same materials.