Cecil Beaton: The Glass of Fashion
A personal history of fifty years of changing tastes and the people who have inspired them
New York: Rizzoli, 2014. A nice copy of the recent reprint. Cecil Beaton's history of fashion and the people who have influenced it during the first half of the 20th century. Balenciaga, Mona Bismarck, Poiret, Rita de Acosta, Madame Eugenia Errazuriz, Syrie Maugham, Elsie de Wolfe, Charles de Beistegui, Mercedes de Acosta, Leon Bakst, etc., etc. 343 pages, illustrated throughout.