New York: Rizzoli, 1991. Paperback. Documentaion of a collection of dolls created in 1945 in Europe "to present the haute coture collections of Spring 1945 on miniature figurines in theater decors signed by artists such as Cocteau, Berard, Kochno, Malcles ..." Presumed destroyed, they were re-discovered around 1985 at an art museum in the US. Quarto. Binding is coming a little loose along hinges, else clean and bright. Light wear to edges of jacket and wrappers. Bound in black paper wrapperes with an illustrated photographic dust jacket titled in white on the spine and front panels. Filled with photographic illustrations. Includes relevant laid in postcards and news article. 191 pages. FASH/122719. Very Good / Very Good.
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New York: Assouline Publishing, 2011. Hardcover. Folio. A decadent history of famous high society balls including many photographic images and costumes. A few balls included: Romanov Ball, Count Etienne de Beaumont, Truman Capote's black and white ball, Prince Rupert's White Ball, Baron Alexis de Rede's Oriental Ball - and more. Covers the time period from 1903 - 1971. Pink cloth boards with gilt title to spine and photographic pastedown to front board. Clean and bright. Filled with large full color illustrations. Housed in illustrated paper covered slipcase with white title to side panels and black title to spine. Minor wear to edges and corners of case including bumped corners. Paper along bottom hinge is starting. 307 pages. FASH/092419. Fine.