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

The Glass of Fashion

£300.00

Cecil Beaton. Illustrated by the author.

Weidenfeld and Nicolson. London. July 1954. First British edition, second impression (published one month after the first impression). Hardback, octavo; red cloth-bound boards, dust jacket. viii, 343 pages. Portrait frontispiece, 16 hors-texte b&w photographic plates and numerous line drawings in the text. English. 225 x 155mm. 0.8kg. . Near fine, in very good dust jacket; light wear to jacket, slight ruffling to edges, forecorners and spine ends, 4cm tear at base of spine, not price-clipped.

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 and photographs. This copy in a variant dust jacket in a purple colourway.