New York: Reporter Publications, 1951. Folio (37 x 28 cm). 132 pages. Lavishly illustrated with black-and-white and color photographs, and fine fabric swatches mounted throughout the advertisements and text, all present and in fine condition. Superb graphic pictorial wrappers designed by Alvin Lustig (who was on the Board of Editors). In near-fine condition with a few small areas of rubbing to the wrappers. Item #406085
This issue would be remarkable for the Lustig wrappers alone, but the contents, particularly the abundance of wonderful period fabrics, further elevates its desirability as a marker of late 40s/early 50s fashion. Includes sections on silk; modern printed fabrics; America's oldest cotton fabrics; rug; a photo section showing the work of Louis Andrieux; Howard Ketcham on color classifications for fabric designers; new trends in blended fabrics; and more. A sumptuous trade publication.