The Glass of Fashion by Cecil Beaton
A personal history of fifty years of changing tastes and the people who have inspired them
London: Weidenfeld and Nicolson, 1954. 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. Attractive Beaton dust jacket has only very light edgewear, slightly browned spine with five coffee splashes. Some slight loss to extremities. 343 pages, illustrated throughout. Light foxing.