Patricia Corbett. Introduction by Amy Fine Collins.
Thames & Hudson. London. 2002. First edition. British edition. Hardback; maroon cloth-bound boards, dust jacket. 224 pages. With 238 illustrations, including 182 in colour. English. 310 x 235mm. 1.6kg. 0500510822. Near fine, in near fine dust jacket; slight shelf wear to jacket.
The definitive work on Fulco di Verdura, the society jewellery designer. Verdura was born into the Sicilian nobility at the turn of the twentieth century. He moved to Paris during the 1920s where he began designing jewellery for Chanel. His designs were worn by the likes of Marlene Dietrich, Greta Garbo, the Duchess of Windsor, Diana Vreeland and Mona Bismarck. Verdura gives an overview of his life and career, as well as numerous images of the jewellery and archival photographs of his pieces being worn by models and society figures.