Chronicles in devastating detail the history of that absorbing folly the pursuit of beauty . . . An encyclopaedic study, a valuable book of reference. Times Literary Supplement --Times Literary Supplement
A monumental book. Daily Telegraph --Daily Telegraph
Together with Fashions in Hair it provides a comprehensive range of reference for students of fashion and all those professionally engaged in the exploitation of vanity. Guardian --Guardian
About the Author
RICHARD CORSON taught theatrical makeup in colleges throughout the United States and worked as a theatrical makeup consultant. His companion books, Fashions in Hair and Fashions in Eyeglasses, published by Peter Owen, are classics in their field. He died in 1999. This edition was updated by James sherwood, a fashion consultant for the Independent, who contributes to the Financial Times and the Herald Tribune and is senior editor of Arena Homme.