New York: Villard, 2003. Octavo, original black cloth over black paper boards, pink gilt lettering to spine, original unclipped photographic dust jacket. Item #10041
First edition of fashion writer Talley's moving memoir of the two women who shaped his life: Bennie Frances Davis, the grandmother who raised him in North Carolina, and Diana Vreeland, the editor who inspired and mentored his rise at Vogue. "I will get to evenings with Mrs. Vreeland eventually, and to New York in the '70s, and to silk faille bespoke shoes, but for me, the only place to begin talking about luxury is with my grandmother's crisp white sheets." Fine condition.