Gilles Plazy & Chantal Bizot. Photographs by Jacques Boulay.
Editions Plume. Paris. 2000. First edition. Paper-covered hardback, dust jacket. 112 pages. Illustrated throughout in colour. French. 270 x 220mm. 0.8kg. 2841101207. Near fine, in near fine dust jacket; slight shelf wear to jacket.
A scarce history of the jeweller Robert Goossens and his work for the great couturiers of the twentieth century. Goossens supplied Chanel, Balenciaga, Madame Gres and Dior with jewellery to complement their couture clothes. His designs are bold with a mix of faux and real, precious and semi-precious, stones. The book is beautifully illustrated with photographs of individual pieces.