Toni Bentley. Foreword by Edward Gorey. Essay by Lincoln Kirstein.
Harry N. Abrams. New York. 1995. First edition. Hardback; red cloth-bound boards with gilt title to spine and decoration to front board, dust jacket. 192 pages. 242 illustrations, including 78 colour plates. English. 300 x 235mm. 1.5kg. 0810935163. Fine, in fine dust jacket.
A study of the work of Oscar-winning costume designer Karinska. Karinksa was one of the great costumiers of the twentieth century. She had a long-term collaboration with George Balanchine at the New York City Ballet and worked with choreographers and directors such as Frederick Ahston, Bronislava Nijinska, Jerome Robbins, and Franco Zeffirelli. With her immense skill in sewing and embroidery she was able to interpret the designs of Chagall, Matisse, Picasso, and Cecil Beaton. Costumes by Karinska discusses her life and work, with photos of her designs, archival images, and reproductions of sketches.