160 pages. Hardcover: H 23.5cm x L 22.75cm. Dust jacket rubbed. Black cloth with vibrant metallic purple stamped lettering to spine and front board. Interior pages are bright and clean. Binding is firm. A near fine copy in a very good+ dust jacket. With Foreword by Suzy (aka Suzy Knickerbocker, pseudonym of Aileen Mehle) and 147 illustrations of which 88 are color plates. ISBN 0810935791. Bookseller Inventory #
Synopsis: The American costume-jewellery designer, Kenneth Jay Lane, gives an account of his life and career. The book contains photographs of many of his creations, as well as accounts of his friendships with some of the celebrities who have worn them.
From Booklist: Unabashedly, Lane admits in his memoir to having borrowed the designs of Bulgari, Schlumberger, and David Webb, among other precious-jewelry creators, for his fashion-worthy fakes. But to own just a few Lane pieces is to live vicariously in the company of Barbara Bush, the late Jackie O., Madonna, Princess Di, and others, and, more important, to possess the cachet of style. As is to be expected, the breathless reporting in this autobiography (written with a cowriter) flits from one topic to the next, one name to another, as readers try to follow, in some sequence, the exact life of KJL after his graduation from the Rhode Island School of Design. Ultimately, though, most will surrender to admiring the photography of John Bigelow Taylor, enjoying the celebrity tales, and wondering what such a collection would bring at auction. Barbara Jacobs
Title: KENNETH JAY LANE; FAKING IT.
Publisher: New York: Harry N. Abrams, Inc., Publishers, 1996.
Book Description Harry N. Abrams, 1996. Hardcover. Book Condition: near fine/near fine. 160pp. 147 illustrations including 88 plates in full color. SIGNED by author on front endpaper. Bookseller Inventory # 42475
Book Description Harry N. Abrams, New York, 1996. Hard Cover. Book Condition: Near Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. Jacket has minimal general wear and no tears. Book very clean. Binding tight. 160pp Size: 230mm x 230mm. Bookseller Inventory # 018505
Book Description Harry N. Abrams, 1996. Rilegato. Book Condition: nuovo. Brand New Mint Copies. With a Foreword by Suzy. Coauthor Harrice Simons Miller, Ill. bn: --, Ill. colori: Fully Illustrated in colour, Peso: 930 gr. Bookseller Inventory # 3731-E34
Book Description U.S.A.: Harry N. Abrams, 1996. Hardcover. Book Condition: Near Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine. 1st Edition. HARDBACK BOOK AND DUST JACKET IN NEAR FINE CONDITION. Bookseller Inventory # 304678
Book Description Harry N. Abrams, New York, 1996. Hardcover. Book Condition: Near Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine. First Edition. Black cloth with metallic pink lettering to the front board and spine. Book and dust jacket as new, in near fine condition. Signed by Kenneth Jay Lane on the front endpaper. Signed. Bookseller Inventory # 26131
Book Description Harry N. Abrams. Book Condition: New. New dust jacket. Shrink wrapped!. Bookseller Inventory # B10H-00318
Book Description Harry N. Abrams, New York, NY, 1996. Hardcover. Book Condition: VG+. Hardback in Very Good+ condition with Very Good+ dust jacket.; 44 X 4 X 4 inches; 160 pages; Signed by author bookplate pasted to front endpaper. With a foreword by Suzy. ; Signed by Author VG+; Hardback in Very Good+ condition with Very Good+ dust jacket. Bookseller Inventory # 43424
Book Description Book Condition: Used; Very Good. Bookseller Inventory # 15064 A
Book Description Abrams, New York, 1996. hardcover. Book Condition: fine. Dust Jacket Condition: fine. First. 147 illustrations, including 88 plates in full color. 160pp. Small, slim, square 8vo, black cloth, d.w. New York: Harry N. Abrams, 1996. First Edition. Fine. Bookseller Inventory # 220122
Book Description Harry N. Abrams. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. 0810935791 in near fine jacket. Bookseller Inventory # 35188