Sex in Fashion, Signed to Metropolitan Museum of Art
[Signed Presentation to Metropolitan Museum of Art] Galella, Ron. Sex in Fashion. First Edition. 2015. Hardcover in very good condition; no dust jacket (as issued). Book is inscribed, “To the Metropolitan Museum of Art Library." Rear Window made a good frame to focus on beauty in Sex and Fashion! Ron Galella.”
The top paparazzo of the Disco era Ron Galella—whose unwilling muse was Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis—garnered respect by making high art from a low occupation, of which his “Windswept Jackie” is the apotheosis. This book of photographs explores the connection between fashion and sexual voyeurism. Galella begins the book with an allusion to Alfred Hitchock’s voyeuristic masterpiece Rear Window—the film mentioned in the inscription of this copy to legendary gossip columnist Liz Smith.
“Alfred Hitchock’s murder-mystery-thriller, ‘Rear Window’, is one of my favorite films, and it is my inspiration for this book.”