The Glass of Fashion
The Glass of Fashion
The Glass of Fashion
The Glass of Fashion
The Glass of Fashion
The Glass of Fashion

The Glass of Fashion

£450.00

Cecil Beaton. Illustrated by the author.

Doubleday & Company. New York. 1954. First American edition, first printing. Precedes the British edition. Hardback, octavo; black cloth-bound boards with silver titles and red decoration, dust jacket. 397 pages. Decorative title-page, numerous line drawings in the text. English. 240 x 165mm. 0.85kg. . Near fine, in very good dust jacket; slight shelf wear to jacket, couple of short tears to spine neatly repaired with tape to verso, not price-clipped, light browning to jacket and page edges.

The Glass of Fashion is 'A personal history of fifty years of changing tastes and the people who have inspired them'. Beaton, with his wit and perfectly turned phrases, ensures that this is no dry history of early twentieth century fashion and design. It is a lively look at the vivid characters who have influenced the style of the time, the designers and the tastemakers, including Schiaparelli, Chanel, Dior, Diaghilev, Lady Diana Cooper, Syrie Maugham, Audrey Hepburn, Diana Vreeland, Christian Berard and many more. The text is accompanied by Beaton's own drawings. The American edition was published a few months before the British edition and is the true first.