Café Society

Café Society

Socialites, Patrons, and Artists, 1920-1960

Book - 2010
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"Aristocrats, millionaires, painters, fashion designers, choreographers, and musicians of the caf ̌society fox-trot aboard cruise liners and mingle at dazzling parties in Paris. 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 caf ̌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 caf ̌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."--Amazon.
Publisher: Paris : Flammarion, ©2010
ISBN: 9782080301574
Branch Call Number: 701.03 C8542c 2010
Characteristics: 319 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 32 cm


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