Vlasta. Plaste a Kostymy (Chic Parisien)
Place Published: Praha (Prague)
Publisher: Karl Berner
Date Published: Circa 1937
Edition: First edition
Condition: Very good
Book Id: 47549
Very slim quarto [31 cm] Original beige and orange printed wraps, bound with two rivets. Eighteen leaves with color lithograph fashion illustrations on every leaf. With rippling and a general layer of mild soiling on the wraps. Some occasional thumbing and barely perceptible tidemarks on the pages. One minor pencil notation.
A first edition of this original trade catalogue issued by Karel Berner in Czechoslovakia, and featuring the "Chic Parisien" line created by Vlasta, an in-house designer. The designs in this catalogue highlight the growing influence of militaristic styles, such as square-edged shoulder pads, plate hats, and an emphasis on tight waists and long skits.