Fashion, Costume & the Icons of Design & Style.

A new collection to be added to often.many books to come.

24657 AMIES, Hardy:
STILL HERE.An Autobiography.
Weidenfeld, London, 1984.

First Edition. 8vo.pp.xii+ 195; index, illustrations Original owners inscription on verso front endpaper else Very Good hardcover in Very Good price clipped dust wrapper.
Hardy Amies rose to become one of Britains leading couturiers and his salon remained one of the few to rival fashion houses in Paris. This book looks behind the facede of this highly respected fashion house.       $20.00 AUD

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Still Here. An Autobiography by Hardy Amies



24573 BATTERBERRY, Michael & Ariane:
MIRROR MIRROR. A Social History of Fashion.
Holt,Rineholt& Watson, New York, 1977.

4to. pp.400. Illustrated in black & white and colour.Original grey embossed cloth hardcover A fine copy in Very good pictorial dust wrapper       $60.00 AUD

Large heavy book may require extra postage

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Mirror Mirror A Social History of Fashion by M & A Batterberry



24503 BRUHN, Wolfgang & TILKE, Max:
Zwemmer, London, 1955.

First English Edition. 4to pp.74 + 200 pages of colour & b/w.plates.Original brown cloth hardcover gilt title.

A fine copy with a very good dust wrapper

Large heavy Book may require extra postage

$120.00 AUD

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A Pictorial History of Costume by Bruhn & Tilke.



22777 CHISHTI ,Rta Kapur & SANYAL , Amba :
General Editor Martand Singh.
Wiley Eastern Ltd & Amr Vastra Kosh , New Dehli, 1989.

Large 4to.pp.276. Profusely illustrated in colour and black and white.Very Good hardcover in Very good dust jacket.
ISBN 8122401872 The sari has been in production for a thousand yeards or more and this book delves into every aspect , the designs, materials ,weaving , dyeing techniques and history of the garment. This fabulous book is one for student or admirer and has all the information either might require.

Very heavy book may require extra postage




24607 DE LA HAYE, Amy:
The Cutting Edge: 50 Years Of British Fashion 1947-1997
Victoria & Albert Museum, London, 1996.

Published to Coincide with the V & A Exhibition pp.208,profusely illustrated in colour & b/w. Quality softcover Fine copy
The quirky nature of Britishness in fashion.

$40.00 AUD

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The Cutting Edge: 50 Years Of British Fashion 1947-1997 by Amy DeLa Haye


24652 DE OSMA, Guillermo:
FORTUNY. Mariano Fortuny,His Life and Work.
Arum Press,London, 1980.

4to First Printing , pp,224,many black & white and colour plates.Original black cloth hardcover with gilt title on spine,A fine copy in a Very Good pictorial dust wrapper with a small closed tear at the top edge of the dust wrapper.
ISBN 0906053110 Mariano Fortuny y Madrazo, was a Spanish fashion designer who opened his couture house in 1906 and continued until 1946. He was a designer of quality and originality.

$80.00 AUD

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Fortuny. Mariano Fortuny His Life and Work by Guillermo De Osma


20055 FLOWER ,Cedric :
DUCK AND CABBAGE TREE. A Pictorial History of Clothes in Australia 1788-1914.
Angus & Robertson,Sydney,1968.

4to.pp.157.Profusely illustrated. Original owners signature on free front endpaper else Very Good hardcover in Very Good dust jacket.

$40.00 AUD

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Duck and Cabbage Tree. a Pictorial History of Clothes in Australia 1788-1914 by Cedric Flower



24656 246561
24656 GORSLINE, Douglas;
A HISTORY OF FASHION. A Visual Survey of Costume from Ancient Times to the Present Day.
B..T.Batsford, London, 1953.

4to.pp.xiv+ 263.profusely illustrated in black and white, line drawings of the various periods,countries , periods and classes of dress and costume. 7 colour illustrations. Very good hardcover no dust wrapper.       SOLD





24658 HOWELL, Georgina:
IN VOGUE.Six Decades of Fashion.
Allen Lane,London,1976. 344. Profusely illustrated with iconic black and white photographs with a sprinkling of colour photographs. index.Very Good hardcover in slightly edge worn dust wrapper.
One of the most comprehensive histories of fashion in Britain , 1000 photographs including Theda Bara,Josephine Baker, Diana Cooper ,Jean Shrimpton & Twiggy,What the woman of the moment was wearing including accessories and shoes.A social history in photographs from the great magazine.

$35.00 AUD

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In Vogue.Six decades of fashion by Georgina Howell.




24497 KIRIHATA, Ken :
KYOGEN COSTUMES.Suo (Jackets) and Kataginu (Shoulder-Wings).
Thames & Hudson, London,1980.

Small folio .pp.214,many full page colour illustrations.Cream cloth hardcover .A fine copy in a very good slipcase.
Over 100 plates of costumes used in Japanese theatre.largely in the Nineteenth Century . Beautiful plates some folding.

$250.00 AUD

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Kyogen Costumes.Suo (Jackets) and Kataginu (Shoulder-Wings) by Ken Kirihata




24507 KORSHUNOVA ,Tamara :
THE ART OF COSTUME IN RUSSIA 18th to Early 20th Century
Aurora Art Publishers, Leningrad, 1983.

Revised Edition 4to.pp.320.Many full page plates in colour. A Very Good copy in slightly marked dust wrapper.
Beautifully illustrated volume of costumes collected by the Communists to illustrate the skills & Talent of their makers and designers.

$90.00 AUD

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The Art Of Costume In Russia: 18th To Early 20th Century – The Hermitage by Tamara Korshunova.



24700 LYNAM, Ruth[Editor];
PARIS FASHION The Great Designers and their Creations.
Michael Joseph,London,19724to.pp.256 illustrated in colour and black and white.index. Very Good hardcover in Very Good dust wrapper.
Paris Fashion is the first complete illustrated history of French couture.$45.00 AUD

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Paris Fashion edited by Ruth Lynam



24655 McCARDELL, Claire:
WHAT SHALL I WEAR? The What, When and How Much of Fashion.
Overlook Rookery, New York, 2012.

8vo.pp.160. charming illustrations in b/w,6p photographs in colour and b/w..Very Good hardcover in Very Good dust wrapper.
First published in 1956,this is a distillation of The American Look of the 1940s and 1950s by McCardell.A philosophy of modern minamalist,a guide to looking effortlessly stylish       $15.00 AUD

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What Shall I Wear? The What, When and How Much of Fashion by Claire McCardell


24556 MAXWELL, Robyn:
SARI TO SARONG. Five Hundred Years of Indian and Indonesian Textile Exchange.
National Gallery of Australia, Canberra, 2003

4to. pp.216. Many colour & black and white illustrations and maps. A Fine copy in pictorial wrappers.

$40.00 AUD

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Sari to Sarong Five Hundred Years of Indian & Indonesian Textile Exchange by Robyn Maxwell



24654.KINGSWELL, Tamsin

RED OR DEAD. The Good, The Bad and The Ugly.

Watson Guptill, New York, 1998.

Square 8vo.pp.64. profusely illustrated in colour. Very Good hardcover in Very Good dust wrapper.ISBN 0823012042.

In close sollaboration with the founder Wayne Hemingway looks at the inspirationbehind Red or Dea’ds radical designs.includes.groundbreaking collections such as Space Baby, Mad in England and New York Dolls, plus footwear and accessories


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Red or Dead The Good, The Bad & The Ugly by Tamsin Kingswell.


24070 TYRRELL , Barbara
Books of Africa ,1968

First Edition . 4to. pp, 256 Illustrated. Very Good hardcover in Very Good protected dust wrapper.
The migrations , traditions , customs and , above all , the strange and intricately patterned costumes of the tribal peoples of Southern Africa are dealt with in such detail that this book will always rank as a standard work on this subject.

$80.00 AUD

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Tribal Peoples of Southern Africa by Barbara Tyrell




24251 BLANKS, Tim:
Intoduction by Tim Blanks .
Hachette, Sydney , 2008 square 8vo. A collection of beautiful glmorous shoes.complimented by witty text.
ISBN. 9780733623165 A celabration of the modern woman’s passion for gorgeous footwear “One can never have too many pairs”     SOLD



18112 DOE,Tamasin,

PATRICK COX. Wit, Irony & Footwear.

Watson Guptill, New York, 1999.

Square 8vo.pp.64. Profusely illustrated in colour. Very Good in original laminated hardcover in Very Good dust jacket.

The Cutting edge of designers.150 specially commissioned colour photographs with in depth examination of his working methods and inspiration. Illustrates the full range of Cox’s collections alongside work for Vivienne Westwood,John Galliano, Anna Sui & Alistair Blair.

$25.00 AUD

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Patrick Cox Wit, Irony and Footwear by Tamasin Doe






Sothebys, New York,1996.

4to. .Many superb photographs of the 559 jewelry pieces listed for auction, with each item described, with estimates and black and white illustrations of the Kennedy Family, Quality softcover with french flaps original white papered boards Very Good copy.

$200.00 AUD

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Sothebys Sale of Jewelery From The Estate of Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis




24659 BEARD, Geoffrey
THE COMPLEAT GENTLEMAN.Five Centuries of Aristocratic Life.
Rizzoli, New York, 1993. 4to.

First Edition. pp.224. profusely illustrated in colour and black and white plates and illustrations. index,notes. Very Good hardcover in Very good dust wrapper.
The quintessional English gentleman and his counterpart in America are discussed by Beard,sighting,education, birth,class,,clubs,marriage,architectural achievements.This is a very attractive coffee table size volume but the content is well researched and accurate as one would expect from Geoffrey Beard.Illustrated by artists such as John Singer Sargent,Sir Johua Reynolds and Thomas Gainsborough etc,it covers from the Renaissance Tudor period through to Edwardian when the lifestyle began to crumble.




24716 JESSE, Captain:
Privately Printed for The Navarre Society ,London, nd.

New Edition.,Two Volumes,20 colour plates.pp.xxii+ 309.pp.xi+ 300. some small scattered pale browning else Very Good blue cloth hardcovers in Very good dust wrappers.
George Bryan “Beau” Brummell was an iconic figure in Regency England, the arbiter of men’s fashion, and a friend of the Prince Regent, the future King George IV. He established a mode of dress for men, perfectly fitted and tailored bespoke garments. This look was based on dark coats, full-length trousers rather than knee breeches and stockings, and above all immaculate shirt linen and an elaborately knotted cravat.Beau Brummell is credited with introducing, and establishing as fashion, the modern men’s suit, worn with a necktie. He claimed he took five hours a day to dress, and recommended that boots be polished with champagne.The style of dress was referred to as dandyism.

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The Life of Beau Brummell by Captain Jesse

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