Item #17359 Fashion Do’s and Don’t’s in Hats Hairdo’s and Makeup. Colette, Sidonie-Gabrielle.
Fashion Do’s and Don’t’s in Hats Hairdo’s and Makeup.
Fashion Do’s and Don’t’s in Hats Hairdo’s and Makeup.
Fashion Do’s and Don’t’s in Hats Hairdo’s and Makeup.
Fashion Do’s and Don’t’s in Hats Hairdo’s and Makeup.

Fashion Do’s and Don’t’s in Hats Hairdo’s and Makeup.

Chicago: Consolidated Book Publishers, 1943. Illustrated on every page with vignettes of women in black. The illustrations indicate what personal style women should adopt to accentuate their physical features, e.g., a woman with a “short fat nose, high forehead, oval face” shouldn’t part their hair down the middle; a woman with a slightly crooked eyebrow should “emphasize it if it gives a roguish expression.”. Minor marginal toning. A near-fine copy of this attractive fashion guide. Original pink paper wrappers printed in color with an illustration of a stylish blonde woman. Otavo.c. 48 pp. Item #17359

Colette (1873 – 1954) was a French author, actress, and journalist. She was a prolific writer, primarily of semi-autobiographical novels interested in sexuality and life in French society. She is best remembered for her novella Gigi (1944), and for personally selecting the then-unknown Audrey Hepburn for the book’s 1951 stage adaptation. The 1958 musical film adaptation of Gigi also won the Academy Award for Best Picture. Katherine Anne Porter, a contemporary of Colette, wrote in the New York Times in 1951 that she was “the greatest living French writer of fiction; and that she was while Gide and Proust still lived.” Colette was also well known for her striking style and presence in French social circles, both aristocratic and Bohemian; the title-page of the present item describes her as “the internationally known stylist, dress designer, and fashion authority.”.

OCLC records four copies: two in the United States (Cincinnati Art Museum, Franklin & Marshall Collection in Pennsylvania), one in Australia, and one in Quebec.

Price: $200.00

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