London: John Gifford, 1948. [Fashion] FIRST UK EDITION. Octavo (19 x 13cm), pp. 199 . With a double-sided black and white photographic plate for each of the 12 chapters. Publisher's blue cloth with gilt titles to spine. With the illustrated dust-jacket, priced at 7/6, and repriced to 1/6 with a purple stamp. Lightly browned. Publication details amended from 1947 to 1948 with a printed label to copyright page. Jacket lightly toned to spine, with two points of loss to head of spine, and a few other minor chips. Very good. First published in New York in 1945, this is a collection of interviews with the following leading American fashion designers: Clare Potter; Emily Wilkens; Hattie Carnegie; Claire McCardell; Norman Norell; Jo Copeland; Philip Mangone; Edith Head; Louella Ballerino; Mariska Karasz; Mabs; and Voris. Item #55810
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