First and only FLAIR annual, following the demise of Cowles's sumptuous FLAIR MAGAZINE — an inscribed presentation copy from Federico Pallavacini (Flaire's Production Designer and the person who designed this book) to noted writer and society figure Anita Loos.
A rare and early trade card from Louis Vuitton, the pale aqua checkerboard background of which alludes to Vuitton's iconic Damier pattern — which was developed just five years earlier to help combat (even then) numerous imitations and knock-offs.
Unique and meticulous record of a home sewer's completed garments, with fabric swatches (noting material, cost per yard, and place of purchase), construction techniques, and completion times, along with illustrations both clipped from patterns and hand-drawn.
Amusing slice book that uses half-cut pages to survey the history of fashion, creating mix-and-match outfits and text, with a cover illustration depicting a woman in men's dress and a man in woman's dress.
Original photo album documenting a fashion show held on Jan. 16-17, 1937, with most photographs taken by Eda Urbani (1908-2001), a female Italian photojournalist who covered the outbreak of the Spanish Civil War in 1936 and later became an interior designer.