Paris: Éditions Henri Veyrier, 1978. 1st French Edition. Quarto, publisher's ecru cloth, spine stamped in black, original photo-illustrated dust jacket.
Clothes for “women who not only were rich, but who looked rich” (Diana Vreeland): fashion photographer Penn's photos of pre-World War II Paris couture, featuring designs by Poiret, Vionnet, Chanel, Schiaparelli and others. Inspired by the record-breaking exhibit "The 10s, The 20s, The 30s: Inventive Paris Clothes 1909-1939," at the Metropolitan Museum of Art (December 1973 - March 1974), organized by famed fashion editor Vreeland, who was special consultant to the museum's Costume Institute. Illustrated throughout with black-and-white photos and full-page plates; with a preface by Penn and an introduction by Vreeland. Text in French. Preceded by an American edition. Unclipped dust jacket with vertical crease to front flap, light rubbing to spine-ends and light general soiling. Very good. Item #29