Marie-Andree Jouve. Text by Jacqueline Demornex.
Thames and Hudson. London. 1989. First English-language edition. First published in French in 1988. Hardback, quarto; black cloth-bound boards, dust jacket. 375 pages. With 600 illustrations, including 200 in colour. English. 330 x 250mm. 3kg. 9780500014646. Good, in very good dust jacket; light shelf wear to jacket and boards, no tears to jacket, no inscriptions, light lean to spine, heavy binding slightly shaken as is common with this book.
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.