Lilly Daché's Glamour Book

By: Daché, Lilly (ed. by Dorothy Roe Lewis)

Price: $200.00

Quantity: 1 available

Book Condition: Very Good in Good dj

[slight bumping/fraying to cloth at top corners and top of spine, light soiling to edges of text block, one-time owner's signature at top of ffep; jacket moderately edgeworn, some paper loss at both ends of spine, spine also slightly darkened]. The noted French-born but New York-based millinerista (I made that up), whose fashionable hats were all the rage in the 1930s and 1940s, here "explains the finer points of this illusive thing called glamour with such contagious enthusiasm that you find yourself making a mental checkup on your outlook on life, your face, your figure, your hair, your clothes, your posture, your speaking voice, your home, and the man in your life!" (I strongly suspect that anybody who actually DID such a thorough mental self-checkup would probably just go home and crawl into bed for six weeks.) But never fear, Lilly wants to help you, not depress you, by offering "something tangible -- basic information that transcends changing styles and passing years -- not a formula for mass market beauty and charm, but the secret of personal expression in your makeup, your clothes, your home and manners -- to make you stand out from the crowd." According to the jacket blurb, only one floor of her famous nine-story Manhattan building was devoted to her signature creations (i.e. hats), and another to dresses ("fashions and their fripperies") -- but a whole FIVE floors were given over to "a vast laboratory of glamour," so I guess you could say that this book presents the results of her research. NOTE that some minor internal repairs to a couple of the jacket's folding edges have been performed by a professional paper conservator.

Title: Lilly Daché's Glamour Book

Author: Daché, Lilly (ed. by Dorothy Roe Lewis)

Illustrator: Illustrated by (dj design) S.K.A | (line portrait) Eric

Categories: Fashion and Beauty,

Edition: First Edition

Publisher: Philadelphia/New York, J.B. Lippincott Company: (c.1956)

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Very Good in Good dj

Seller ID: 23734

Keywords: Fashion Beauty Fifties