Pierre Balmain. Translated by Edward Lanchbery, with Gordon Young.
Cassell. London. 1964. First edition. Hardback, quarto; red cloth-bound boards, dust jacket. xxii, 182 pages. 40 hors-texte plates with b&w photographs. English. 220 x 150mm. 0.5kg. . Very good, in very good dust jacket; slight dustiness and spotting to page edges, slight offsetting to endpapers; short 1cm tear at base of spine, fading to spine, slight creasing to flaps, not price-clipped.
The autobiography of the French fashion designer Pierre Balmain (1914-1982). The memoir covers Balmain's upbringing, his first forays into fashion, his time at Lelong with Christian Dior, the establishment and successes of the Balmain couture house and his life outside of the business.