The Glass of Fashion: A Personal History of Fifty Years of Changing Tastes and the People Who Have Inspired Them

The Glass of Fashion: A Personal History of Fifty Years of Changing Tastes and the People Who Have Inspired Them

Cecil Beaton


Gorgeously repackaged, this reissue of the vintage booklet offers the long-lasting photographer’s professional and witty recollections of the personalities who encouraged fashion’s golden eras, and left an indelible mark on his personal feel of flavor and elegance. "The digicam is not invented that may seize or surround all that he really sees," Truman Capote as soon as acknowledged of Cecil Beaton. even though recognized for his pictures, Beaton used to be as incisive a author as he used to be a photographer. First released in 1954, The Glass of favor is a classic—an worthy primer at the heritage and highlights of style from a guy who used to be a chronicler of flavor, and an intimate compendium of the folks who encouraged his mythical eye. throughout eighteen chapters, complemented by way of greater than one hundred fifty of his personal line drawings, Beaton writes with nice wit in regards to the effect of luminaries equivalent to Chanel, Balenciaga, and Dior, in addition to fairly unknown muses like his Aunt Jessie, who gave him his first glimpse of "the grown-up global of fashion." Out of print for many years yet famous and wanted as a touchstone textual content, The Glass of style could be impossible to resist to a brand new iteration of style fans and a seminal booklet in any Beaton library. it truly is either a treasury and a treasure.

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