SOLD - In My Fashion - Bettina Ballard, Annabrita (illustrator) 1960 - David McKay Company, New York - First Edition The scarce first edition in the delicate dust jacket. This is fashion’s answer to Hemingway’s ‘A Moveable Feast’, from the woman who, before reporting for duty with the Red Cross, included in her pack ‘a shocking-pink shantung Chinese-y jacket and apple-green pajamas’ and ‘a black jersey Norell dress with a dramatic black pailletted scarf’.

Bettina Ballard, Paris-based correspondent and later Fashion Editor for US Vogue, was at the centre of the fashion world from the 1930s to the ’50s and an intimate of Coco Chanel, Cristóbal Balenciaga and Elsa Schiaparelli. With journalistic flair, she captures the spirit of pre-war Paris, the working methods of the fashion greats and the transformation of the post-war fashion industry with the arrival of Dior.
  Octavo (book size 21x14.3cm) pp. viii 312. In publisher’s black cloth, spine lettered in pink. Dust jacket price-clipped to upper corner of front flap.   Condition: Near fine, some offsetting to endpapers, in very good price-clipped dust jacket, none of the usual fading to pink spine, small patch of abrasion to front panel, wear to corners, heavier to spine ends, short closed tears and lighter wear to edges.   Ref: 110286   Price: HK$ 0