Item #28524 L'écho des Fantaisies. Victor Grandpierre, Louise de Vilmorin.

L'écho des Fantaisies

[ca. 1947?]. Grandpierre, Victor. First edition. 60 original silver print photographs by Victor Grandpierre, mounted on bristol boards with rounded, gilt edges. 29 x 22 cm. The images depict somewhat surrealistic arrangements of decorative household objects, each illustrating a poem by Louise de Vilmorin, printed in facsimile of her manuscript. The decorator Victor Grandpierre became best-known for his design for the first Christian Dior boutique, at 30, Avenue Montaigne, which introduced Dior's first collection at about the same time this edition was published. No other collections of his photographs appear to have been published. One of 255 sets. OCLC records only three institutional holdings. The Bristol boards are, inevitably, curled. In the two original portfolio boxes, which are worn. With an autograph letter from Vilmorin dated Dec. 31, 1947 to Germain Lecureur, business partner of her brothers. Item #28524

Price: $2,000.00

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