Allure, Signed Presentation from Diana Vreeland to Kenneth
[Signed Presentation to Kenneth] Vreeland, Diana. Allure. First Edition. 1980. Book and dust jacket are both in very good condition. This copy is warmly inscribed in Vreeland’s typical green pen, “For Kenneth with affectionate best wishes + a million thanks for all your generosity, Diana Vreeland, 1981.”
We prefer this magnificent, folio-size first version of Allure to the 2002 dwarf version that was issued without a dust jacket. This edition, published while Vreeland was very much alive, is as grand as she was. In it, she curates a collection of photographs that meet her elusive classification of “allure,” which she defines and then expands upon throughout the book. Includes photographs by Beaton, Horst, Avedon, et al. How great that it is signed to Kenneth who styled the hair of some of the women depicted in the book (Marilyn Monroe, for example).
“But why do you worry about good taste? That’s part of the problem—the worry, the eternal worry. Lots of people have terrible taste, you know, and make a damn good living off of it.”