Marie-Andree Jouve. Text by Jacqueline Demornex.
Thames and Hudson. London. 1989. First English-language edition. First published in French in 1988. Black cloth-bound hardback, dust jacket. 375 pages. With 600 illustrations, including 200 in colour. English. 330 x 250mm. 3kg. 0500014647. Very good, in near fine dust jacket; slight shelf wear to jacket and boards, slight spotting to first prelim, a heavy book and the binding is slightly shaken, with the stiches between pages pulling in a few places.
Balenciaga remains a key monograph on the work of the Spanish couturier. Marie-Andree Jouve was head of the Maison Balenciaga archives and brings a wealth of documentary insight, photographs and sketches to the book. Balenciaga's entire output is reviewed and accompanied by images of the clothes and fashion photographs by the likes of Beaton, Penn, Rizzo, Horst, Dahl-Wolfe and many more.