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The glass of fashion : a personal history of fifty years of changing tastes and the people who have inspired them

Author: Cecil Beaton
Publisher: New York, NY : Rizzoli Ex Libris, 2014. ©2014
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Gorgeously repackaged, this reissue of the classic book presents the iconic photographer's expert and witty reminiscences of the personalities who inspired fashion's golden eras, and left an indelible mark on his own sense of taste and style. "The camera will never be invented that could capture or encompass all that he actually sees," Truman Capote once said of Cecil Beaton. Though known for his portraits, Beaton  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Cecil Beaton
ISBN: 9780847843855 0847843858
OCLC Number: 888462899
Notes: Includes index.
Description: 407 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: Take one hundred larks --
A lady of fashion: my Aunt Jessie --
Footlights and powder --
The demi-monde --
Changing worlds --
Arabian nights --
Mrs. Lydig --
The beautiful and the damned --
Chanel number one --
The lady from Chile --
Low barometer --
A voyage to the interior --
The age of anxiety --
Cabbages, kings, and foreigners --
King pins and needles --
The Gallic touch --
Variety show --
Velvet glove.
Responsibility: Cecil Beaton ; foreword by Hugo Vickers.

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