Philadelphia: J.B. Lippincott Company, 1931. First edition. Hardcover. Paul Poiret [1879 - 1944] was a French designer and couturier in the early decades of the 20th century. He distinguished himself by his fashion designs for women, marketing prowess, flamboyant window displays and signature perfumes. Illustrations of his designs in the fabulous "Gazette du Bon Ton" are sought after.
8vo, black cloth covers with gilt titles and decoration on spine and front, 331pp, b&w photo illustrations, ruffling at foredge of p329-331. Covers dusty, gilt rubbed, corners bumped, internally clean. Very good condition. Item #27405