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Binding: Hard Cover
Condition: Near Fine
Jacket: Near Fine


Price:
$29.00

Rink, Martina
ISABELLA BLOW
NY: Thames & Hudson, 2010

Large quarto. 192 pp; profuse color & b/w photographs. Hardcover with dustjacket. Near Fine/Near Fine, a crisp, unmarked copy, small dent to fore edge; unclipped jacket with minor edge wear on back cover. A tribute to Isabella Blow, who inspired and discovered dozens of creative young designers. Personal letters and portraits by many of the fashion world's great photographers and writers.
Inventory number #013656



Binding: Hard Cover
Condition: Very Good
Jacket: None


Price:
$65.00

Clark, Judith
SPECTRES: When Fashion turns Back
London: Victoria & Albert Museum, 2005

First edition. Quarto. 167 pp; profusely illustrated in color & b/w. Black cloth-backed illustrated boards. Near Fine, a crisp, unmarked copy; covers clean with no wear. Published to coincide with the groundbreaking exhibition 'Malign Muses,' initiated by ModeMuseum, Antwerp, and later on view under the title 'Spectres' in the Victoria and Albert Museum's Contemporary Space. Details of historic dress and images of 19th-century fairground architecture lead into the work of contemporary designers such as Viktor & Rolf, Maison Martin Margiela, Veronique Branquinho, Hussein Chalayan, and others.
Inventory number #013653



Binding: Soft Cover
Condition: Very Good


Price:
$60.00

Riley, Robert
GIVENCHY: 30 Years
NY: The Galleries at FIT, 1982

Octavo. 52 pp; color & b/w illustrations throughout. White paperback. VG, text clean & unmarked, binding tight; covers show minor soil. Exhibition held at the Fashion Institute of Technology, May 10 - October 2, 1982.
Inventory number #013652



Binding: Soft Cover
Condition: Very Good


Price:
$20.00

Sotheby's
NOTHING TO WEAR
NY: Sotheby's, 1998

Quarto. 195 lots, all illustrated with color photographs; index of designers; bibliography. Paperback. VG+, a clean, unmarked copy. Essays by Carrie Donovan and Miss Satin. An eclectic sale of apparel, accessories (hats, luggage, handbags), fashion drawings & photographs, beachwear, and 1960's fashions for the "It Girl." Results laid in.
Inventory number #013646



Binding: Soft Cover
Condition: Very Good


Price:
$25.00

Christie's
VINTAGE COUTURE. South Kensington, 29 November 2012
London: Christie's, 2012

Quarto. Not paginated. 91 lots, each lot illustrated with color photographs. Paperback. Near Fine, a clean, unmarked copy, minor soil on back cover. Results laid in.
Inventory number #013645



Binding: Soft Cover
Condition: Very Good


Price:
$125.00

Garnier, Guillaume & Bruno Villien
Pierre Balmain, 40 annees de Creation
Paris: Musee de La Mode et Du Costume, 1985

Quarto. 263 pp; profusely illustrated in color & b/w. Text in French. Paperback. VG, a clean, unmarked copy; top corner gently bumped, spine & back cover lightly soiled, light edge wear. Catalogue for a retrospective exhibition of the work of Pierre Balmain (1914-1982).
Inventory number #013643



Binding: Hard Cover
Condition: Near Fine
Jacket: Near Fine


Price:
$395.00

Schiaparelli, Elsa
SHOCKING LIFE
NY: E.P. Dutton & Co., 1954

First American edition. Octavo. 254 pp; 4 color plates; b/w illustrations, tailpieces by Christian Berard. Black cloth with pink lettering on cover & spine in dustjacket. VG+/VG+, binding has slight lean, previous owner name on front flyleaf, else a clean, unmarked copy; unclipped jacket has light wear to spine ends, spine lightly rubbed; overall a handsome copy. This edition includes illustrations and photographs by Berard, Drian, Picasso, Vertes, Cecil Beaton, and Man Ray.
Inventory number #013639



Binding: Hard Cover
Condition: Very Good
Jacket: None


Price:
$15.00

Fifth Avenue Association
Fifty years on Fifth, 1907-1957
NY: Fifth Avenue Association, 1957

First edition. Quarto. vii, 162 pp; illustrated with b/w photographs; bibliography; index; section of ads. Paper-covered boards, illustrated endpapers. VG, a clean, unmarked copy; covers show light wear to extremities. Celebrating fifty years of the Fifth Avenue Association, the book is divided into three sections - History of Fifth, Fabulous Fifth, and Vistas from Fifth. It includes a list of the directors of the Fifth Ave Association in 1957.
Inventory number #013511



Binding: Soft Cover
Condition: Very Good


Price:
$15.00

McGarvey, Elsie S.
The Delights of Fine Fashion: Costumes from the Philadelphia Museum of Art
Philadelphia: Philadelphia Museum of Art, 1979

Quarto. [32] pp; fully illustrated with 22 full-page color photographs. Stapled wraps. VG+, a clean, unmarked copy; minor rubbing along spine, gentle bend to upper corner.
Inventory number #013498



Binding: Soft Cover
Condition: New


Price:
$50.00

Vreeland, Diana & Stella Blum
AMERICAN WOMEN OF STYLE An Exhibition Organized by Diana Vreeland
NY: Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1975

Oblong octavo. [36] pp; numerous b/w illustrations. Paperback. Fine, a crisp, unmarked copy; covers with no wear. Catalogue of an exhibition organized by Diana Vreeland for the Costume Institute at the Metropolitan. "This is not a dress show. This is an exhibition to project, through the beholder's imagination, a vision of ten American women of style." DV. The women are Elsie de Wolfe, Mrs. Charles Dana Gibson, Consuelo, Duchess of Marlborough, Mrs. John W. Garrett, Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney, Isadora Duncan, Mercedes de Acosta, Irene Castle, Millicent Rogers, and Josephine Baker.
Inventory number #013497



Binding: Soft Cover
Condition: Very Good


Price:
$20.00

Coleman, Elizabeth Ann
Of Men Only: A Review of Men's and Boys' Fashions, 1750-1975
Brooklyn: Brooklyn Museum, 1975

Oblong quarto. 32 pp; profuse color photographs. Stapled wraps. VG, a clean, unmarked copy; minor edge wear. Published for the exhibition of the same name at the Brooklyn Museum, September 18, 1975 - January 18, 1976. Publisher's slip laid in.
Inventory number #013496



Binding: Soft Cover
Condition: Very Good


Price:
$20.00

Lane, Gertrude B., editor
Woman's Home Companion. Volume 62, Number 4, April 1935
Springfield, OH: Crowell Publishing, 1935

Small folio. 154 pp; profuse b/w & color illustrations. Paperback. VG, old price on cover, else clean & unmarked copy, spine missing but held by clear tape at top & bottom, front cover lightly soiled. Cover design by Maud Tousey Fangel. The issue contains Part II - Lucy Gayheart by Willa Cather, Part 1 - Shining Windows by Kathleen Norris, and the conclusion of Rennie Peddigoe by Booth Tarkington. Also Mrs. Roosevelt's Page, a monthly column.
Inventory number #013488



Binding: Soft Cover
Condition: Very Good


Price:
$15.00

Martin, Richard, editor
Textile & Text, Volume 13, Number 1
NY: Fashion Institute of Technology, 1990

Octavo. 51 pp; numerous b/w photographs. Stapled wraps. VG, a clean copy, top of spine gently bumped.
Inventory number #013420



Binding: Soft Cover
Condition: Very Good


Price:
$100.00

Ephemera
KID GLOVES 1897
New York: P. Centemeri & Co., 1897

5.25" x 3.25". 20 pp illustrated with 3 b/w photographs. Order form & envelope laid in. Stapled wraps. VG, a clean, unmarked copy.
Inventory number #013396



Binding: Soft Cover
Condition: Very Good


Price:
$12.50

Sembach, Klaus-Jurgen
STYLE 1930: Elegance and Sophistication in Architecture, Design, Fashion, Graphics, and Photography
NY: Universe Books, 1972

Small quarto. 175 pp; 8 color & 118 b/w plates; biographies; notes on the plates. Paperback bound in printed wrappers. VG, a clean, unmarked copy; covers show light edgewear.
Inventory number #013358



Binding: Hard Cover
Condition: Very Good
Jacket: Very Good


Price:
$15.00

Battersby, Martin
THE DECORATIVE TWENTIES
NY: Walker and Company, 1969

First edition. Quarto. 213 pp; 210 illustrations, some in color; notes on illustrations; list of source books; index. Green cloth with dustjacket. VG/VG, a clean, unmarked copy; unclipped jacket shows minimal surface wear, slight toning at top edge. An illustrated survey of the interiors & furnishings, fashion & textiles, decorative & applied arts in France, England and America during the 1920s.
Inventory number #013330



Binding: Hard Cover
Condition: Near Fine
Jacket: None


Price:
$100.00

Cowles, Fleur, Editor
FLAIR Annual 1953
NY: Cowles Magazines, 1952

First edition. Folio. 229 pp; profusely illustrated in color & b/w, with many gatefolds & cutouts. Decorated red cloth with cutout in front board. Near FIne, a crisp, unmarked copy; original glassine jacket, edges chipped. A compilation of subjects -- art, fashion, culture, travel, gardens, music, personalities, etc. Published in book form in answer to the many queries Cowles received as to when/if the magazine would resume publication. It was the first and only annual published.
Inventory number #013277



Binding: Hard Cover
Condition: Fine
Jacket: Near Fine


Price:
$95.00

Horvat, Frank & Catherine Join-Dieterle
De La Mode & Des Jardins: Au Musee Galliera
Paris: Paris-musees / Imprimerie nationale Editions, 1997

First edition. Small folio. 203 pp; profusely illustrated with color photographs; bibliography. Cloth with dustjacket. Fine/Near Fine, crisp, unmarked copy; jacket glossy & bright with no wear. Presenting an historical review of botanical and floral motifs in French fashion while exploring parallels between general principles of textile and garden design, this catalogue features a multi-part text along with photographs of nearly 100 garments and fashion accessories from the museum's collection dating from the late 17th century to the 1990s, including pieces by Chanel, Lanvin, Balenciaga, Cardin, Dior and Saint Laurent.
Inventory number #013217



Binding: Hard Cover
Condition: Very Good
Jacket: None


Price:
$10.00

Bell, Quentin
ON HUMAN FINERY
NY: A.A. Wyn, 1949

Octavo. 134 pp; 4 color & 12 monochrome plates. LIght blue cloth with gilt-stamped spine title. VG
Inventory number #013192



Binding: Hard Cover
Condition: Very Good
Jacket: None


Price:
$25.00

Beaton, Cecil
PHOTOBIOGRAPHY
Garden City, NY: Doubleday & Company, 1951

First American edition. Octavo. 255 pp; numerous photographs. Original two-toned cloth, lacks dustjacket. VG, a clean, unmarked copy, top of spine starting to fray, spine slightly darkened, top of spine title lettering rubbed.
Inventory number #013174