Another tip from Colin’s Column from last week, C.Z Guest, American Style Icon by Susanna Salk. C.Z Guest was American Style Royalty, a sort of old school American aristocrat who was thin enough and rich enough to inspire photographers and designers throughout the fashion world. She certainly makes a great image and this book is full of her looking gorgeous in that classic American elegant-casual manner. A perfect fashion-folk coffee table tome.
To quote Colin
“It is no exaggeration to say that the history of post war American style was written on her expensively covered back and exemplified in her artful playing of high fashion social games. She is now correctly seen as a crucial figure from a historic fashion parade of the socially elite, which is why this book, which rises above the level of social hagiography to illuminate that period, is of interest.”