In My Fashion - Bettina Ballard 1960 - David McKay Company, New York - First Edition The scarce for edition of this ‘A Moveable Feast’ for the fashion connoisseur, 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 21 x 14.5 cm) pp. viii 312. In publisher’s black cloth, spine lettered in pink. Dust jacket priced $4.50 to upper corner of front flap.   Condition: Fine in very good dust jacket, wear to corners, veyr small chips to lower edge and head of spine.   Ref: 109486   Price: HK$ 6,500