From the end of World War II through the 1980s, Aarons photographed the rich and famous, the beautiful and the celebrated: Hollywood royalty, European aristocracy, the grande dames of high society, captains of industry, media moguls, statesmen and stars of every sort. Though upholding the glamorous image of wealth, power, talent and beauty, he saw himself as a journalist whose duty it was to inform, and this led him to develop the environmental portrait - photographs of his subjects at home, at work, at play and mingling with each other. This type of portrait has influenced a generation of photojournalists whose work can be seen in today''s lifestyle magazines. This volume shows Aarons photographs of the international elite in their exclusive playgrounds during the jet-set decades of the 1950s, 60s and 70s.
Offers images of jet-setters and the wealthy, of beautiful, glittering people living the glamorous life. The main character is pools and everything that goes with them - magnificent, suntanned bodies, well-oiled skin, bikini-clad women, yachts, summer cocktails, sumptuous buffets, spectacular locations and most of all fun.
En une centaine d'images, l'Américain Slim Aarons nous fait vivre la Dolce Vita sur la French Riviera. Le photographe nous emmène dans le monde mythique de la jet set et des stars de cinéma. Un plongeon dans le faste et la joie de vivre des années 1950 à 1970, autour d'une piscine à débordement sur les falaises du Cap Ferrat ou sur un yacht majestueux au port de Saint-Tropez. Des images légendaires qui nous font sentir l'été et l'insouciance d'une époque glorieuse de la Côte d'Azur.
Glamorous fashions, personalities, and places captured by iconic photographer Slim Aarons Slim Aarons, at least according to the man himself, did not photograph fashion: "I didn't do fashion. I did the people in their clothes that became the fashion." But despite what he claimed, Aarons's work is indelibly tied to fashion. Aarons's incredibly influential photographs of high society and socialites being unambiguously themselves are still a source of inspiration for modern day style icons.
Slim Aarons: Style showcases the photographs that both recorded and influenced the luminaries of the fashion world. This volume features early black-and-white fashion photography, as well as portraits of the fashionable elite-like Jacqueline de Ribes, C.Z. Guest, Nan Kempner, and Marisa Berenson-and those that designed the clothes, such as Oscar de la Renta, Emilio Pucci, Mary McFadden, and Lilly Pulitzer. Featuring some never-before-seen images and detailed captions written by fashion historians, Slim Aarons: Style is a collection of the photographer's most stylish work.