9782080301574

Cafe Society

  • ISBN 13:

    9782080301574

  • ISBN 10:

    2080301578

  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 10/12/2010
  • Publisher: FLAMMAR

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Summary

Exclusive, extravagant, and beautiful, these cosmopolitan socialites were the patrons who galvanized the phenomenal success of the greatest creators of the early twentieth century. It was a whirlwind of sumptuously-decorated villas and yachts, up-and-coming haute couture and jewelry designers, and elite evening parties, immortalized by fashion photographers like Cecil Beaton. Combining elegance and fantasy, the members of the Café Society enjoyed a sophisticated, avant-garde lifestyle. Some of the centurys most original talentsfrom Cole Porter to Yves Saint Laurentstepped into the limelight via the Café Society. Through archival photographs and period documents, this volume recounts in historical detail the intrigue and impact generated around the world by this stylish jet-set.

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