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C.Z. Guest: American Style Icon Hardcover – Import, 16 April 2013
"This is just about one of the most beautifully executed books about one of America’s most enduring and quintessential society and style icons. C. Z. Guest: American Style Icon lives up to its name on every imaginable level and then goes on to deliver a genuinely endearing and personal portrait depicting a woman who is legendary and remains unforgettable. This is a book that one returns to over and over again as the subject and her sphere of influence in the worlds of fashion and style will be remembered for generations to come. C. Z. Guest: American Style Icon should be given as a gift to those who are interested in learning the true definitions of grace and style." ~NY Journal of Books
"...Author, designer, and Today Show contributor Susanna Salk provides a tantalizing glimpse into the world of Boston socialite C.Z. Guest. While Guest embodied, even defined, WASP style—doting on dogs and horses, perfecting her tennis game, and being the consummate hostess—she, as Salk puts it, “bucked at the expectations of her own cliché, constantly surprising with modern gestures that somehow never felt scandalous. In addition to writing in depth about Guest’s always-classic personal style....Salk asked Guest’s nearest and dearest to contribute their stories of her. And each tale is better than the next." ~One Kings Lane
"True style icons are few and far between but C.Z. Guest ranks at the top of American qualifiers. More than merely beautiful and stylish, the essence of her status emanated from within, expressing her zest for life across the board. She was the alluring embodiment of seemingly disparate worlds. And it is this fascinating dichotomy that Susanna Salk captures so wonderfully in her new volume from Rizzoli. With contributions from an impressive cast of both A-listers and intimates who knew her best, we are painted a portrait of a woman both of and ahead of her time, whose interests ranged from Mainbocher to Madonna from pups and ponies to Dali and discos. And yet C.Z. was never more or less than herself. So completely comfortable and confident, she never tried nor needed to impress. She remained true to her classic Boston brahmin style, exuding an enviable elegance that was both timeless and chic." ~Quintessence.com
About the Author
- Publisher : Rizzoli (16 April 2013)
- Language : English
- Hardcover : 280 pages
- ISBN-10 : 0847839710
- ISBN-13 : 978-0847839711
- Item Weight : 2 kg 40 g
- Dimensions : 23.77 x 3.12 x 31.5 cm
- Best Sellers Rank: #878,690 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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