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Gorgeously repackaged- this reissue of the classic book presents the iconic photographers expert and witty reminiscences of the personalities who inspired fashions 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 was as incisive a writer as he was a photographer. First published in 1954- The Glass of Fashion is a classic-an invaluable primer on the history and highlights of fashion from a man who was a chronicler of taste- and an intimate compendium of the people who inspired his legendary eye. Across eighteen chapters- complemented by more than 150 of his own line drawings- Beaton writes with great wit about the influence of luminaries such as Chanel- Balenciaga- and Dior- as well as relatively unknown muses like his Aunt Jessie- who gave him his first glimpse of the grown-up world of fashion.Out of print for decades but recognized and sought after as a touchstone text- The Glass of Fashion will be irresistible to a new generation of fashion enthusiasts and a seminal book in any Beaton library. It is both a treasury and a treasure.... Please click here to ask a question
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