Inventive Clothes 1909-1939
The world is hooked on fashion... Fashion is the perfect expression of the economic and social hour. Fashion is never wrong. Fashion is the projection of invention for the time. Listen to the music. Watch the drab or gay colors as they come and go. Invention is fashion because it is what the world needs. The invention it wants and earns in its daily strides and stumbles. -Diana Vreeland
FIRST EDITON and RARE LIMITED EDITION, sumptuously illustrated with over 150 folio color photographic plates of fashion designs.
Printed in Kyoto, Japan in conjunction with the "Inventive Clothes" exhibition at the National Museum of Modern Art, Kyoto. (The exhibition was originally held at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York.) With essay "Fashion is the Avant Garde of Circumstance" by Diana Vreeland, who was also the special consultant for the exhibition, and featuring the designs of some of the leading figures in fashion including Paul Poiret and Gabrielle Chanel.
Kyoto: Kyoto Chamber of Commerce and Industry, 1975. Folio, original pink cloth with gilt lettering; original slipcase. A hint of bowing to book. A fine copy. RARE: Although the limitation is unspecified, this edition rarely appears on the market.