New York: Random House, 1976. 1st Edition. Quarto, publisher's black cloth over black paper-covered boards, spine stamped in silver, original photo-illustrated dust jacket.
"I love beautiful women. Every woman who steps in front of my camera is the most glamorous and desirable woman on earth." First edition of legendary fashion photographer Francesco Scavullo’s guide to the nature of beauty. No stranger to the subject, as the exclusive cover photographer for Cosmopolitan in the late 70s and early 80s, it was no surprise that Scavullo's first published work was this in-depth guide to all things beautiful. Features Scavullo’s essential advice, ideal beauty regimen, a beauty index, self-analysis, and an eclectic sampling of some of the era’s most famous faces in dialogue with the image-maker, where they share their best-kept beauty secrets. Each candid interview is accompanied by full-page, black-and-white before-and-after glamor portraits of Scavullo’s chosen luminaries, including Iman, Bianca Jagger, Jacqueline Bisset, Lauren Hutton, Marisa Berenson, Bette Midler, Liza Minnelli, and more. Stated first edition on the copyright page, with 2 the lowest number in number row, indicating first printing per the publisher's custom from 1976 onwards. Moderate edgewear to unclipped dust jacket, with several small chips and closed tears, and strip of abrasion near top edge of rear panel. Very good. Item #4647