BOOKS: (7) Vols Vintage French Fashion History, 7 volumes, in French, on Fashion through history. Included: 1. 5,000 Ans d'Elegance de l"antiquite Egyptienne a Nos Jours. Hachette. 1965. Hardcover in jacket and worn paper slipcase. 8 1/2 x 11 1/2 inches. 320 pages, color and black and white photos. 2. Cornil. Cent Ans de Modes Francaises (1800-1900) Volume I Les Robes du Soir. Ducher, Paris. 1932. Paperback. 6 x 8 inches. 2 color plate plus black and white throughout. Cover corner torn off, laid inside. 3. Sourgen, Leopold and Theureau. Les Fetes Enfantines. Bourrelier, Paris. 1953. Stiff boards. 8 1/2 x 10 3/4 inches. Black and white line drawings. 4. Le Theatre de la Mode. S.E.M.P., 1945. Paperback. 9 1/2 x 12 inches. 2 color plates plus some ads in color. Some pages loose. 5. L'Officiel de la Couture et de la Mode de Paris. No. 381-382, December 1953 issue. 6. Laussane. Petit Histoire du Costume. Orbis Pictus. no date. Paperback. 4 3/4 x 7 1/2 inches. Color illustrations. 7. Blum. Le Costume en France. Gai Savoir Guilde du Livre. 1944. Paperback.4 3/4 x 7 1/2 inches. Black and white photos and illustrations.
Provenance: Estate of Huguette Clark
Notes/Literature: Huguette Marcelle Clark (1906-2011) was an heiress and philanthropist, who became well known again late in life as a recluse, living in a hospital for more than 20 years while her mansions remained empty. She was an accomplished artist and musician, having studied under famous portrait painter Tadeusz Styka, and her paintings were exhibited at the Corcoran Gallery, Washington in 1925