Fashion. An anthology by Cecil Beaton [SIGNED]
Fashion. An anthology by Cecil Beaton [SIGNED]
Fashion. An anthology by Cecil Beaton [SIGNED]
Fashion. An anthology by Cecil Beaton [SIGNED]
Fashion. An anthology by Cecil Beaton [SIGNED]

Fashion. An anthology by Cecil Beaton [SIGNED]

£160.00

Cecil Beaton. Catalogue compiled by Madeleine Ginsburg. Foreword by John Pope-Hennessy.

Victoria and Albert Museum. London. 1971. First edition, second (amended) impression. Signed in ink by Beaton to front wrapper. Paperback, small quarto; illustrated wrappers. 78 pages. Illustrated throughout with colour frontispiece, b&w photographs and line drawings. English. 245 x 185mm. 0.3kg. 9780901486400. Very good; light shelf wear to wrappers.

In October 1971 the exhibition Fashion. An Anthology by Cecil Beaton opened at the Victoria and Albert Museum in London.Several months earlier Beaton had proposed to the V&Aís director John Pope-Hennessy that he would form, on behalf of the museum, Ďa collection of those dresses that he most admired.í Beaton spent many hours persuading friends, acquaintances and designers to donate clothes that represented the best of twentieth-century couture. The resulting show set a new standard for fashion exhibitions and led to a substantial enlargement of the museumís fashion collection.  The accompanying catalogue features an introduction and photographs by Beaton.