Yvonne Deslandres with Dorothee Lalanne. Introduction by Didier Grumbach.
Rizzoli. New York. 1987. First American, English language edition. First published in French in 1986. Hardback, 4to; black cloth-bound boards, dust jacket. 330 pages. With 380 illustrations, 180 in colour. English. 330 x 250mm. 2.6kg. 9780847808021. Very good, in very good dust jacket; light shelf wear, some yellowing to jacket, very small tape repair at base of spine; some curling to forecorners.
A comprehensive book on Poiret, a beautifully-illustrated survey of the work of one of the early twentieth century's greatest creators of haute couture. As well as focusing on Poiret's rich, exotic fashion designs, the book explores his work with interiors, wallpapers, fabrics, and perfume. It also gives a fascinating account of the artists and the society events that surrounded Poiret in his life.