By Cecil Beaton
Gorgeously repackaged, this reissue of the vintage publication offers the long-lasting photographer’s specialist and witty memories of the personalities who encouraged fashion’s golden eras, and left an indelible mark on his personal feel of flavor and magnificence. "The digital camera is simply not invented which may catch or surround all that he really sees," Truman Capote as soon as stated of Cecil Beaton. notwithstanding recognized for his pix, Beaton was once as incisive a author as he was once a photographer. First released in 1954, The Glass of style is a classic—an important primer at the historical past and highlights of favor from a guy who used to be a chronicler of style, and an intimate compendium of the folks who encouraged his mythical eye. throughout eighteen chapters, complemented by way of greater than one hundred fifty of his personal line drawings, Beaton writes with nice wit concerning the effect of luminaries akin to Chanel, Balenciaga, and Dior, in addition to fairly unknown muses like his Aunt Jessie, who gave him his first glimpse of "the grown-up global of fashion." Out of print for many years yet famous and wanted as a touchstone textual content, The Glass of style can be impossible to resist to a brand new new release of style fans and a seminal publication in any Beaton library. it's either a treasury and a treasure.