i have had the book c.z. guest- American Style Icon, by my friend susanna salk, sitting on my bedside table for the last 4 months, maybe 5 months. i look at it often, i love the story, and i just can’t get enough of all these beautiful images of C.Z.. most of them we have all seen before, however, like i said- i can’t get enough of them, i think i just fall in love with them more and more!

c.z. defined chic- i can’t think of anything about her style i don’t love! her iconic bob (love the center part), cardigans over her shoulders or wrapped around her shoulders, pearl chokers, shorts with flats, gorgeous jewels, jodhpurs with ties and riding boots, and of course, the ladylike pencil skirts. i could go on and on, but i won’t, i’ll just let the pictures tell the story.

the book is so chocked full of gorgeous images, therefore, there will certainly be more posts on c.z. coming, but for now let’s just enjoy a few of my favorites of style icon C.Z.- my favorite guest!

palm beach- 1955

C.Z. and Rosemary Warburton Gaynor- South Hampton- 1940’s

Palm Beach- 1954

Palm Beach- 1955

Palm Beach- 1955

C.Z. and her son, Alex- 1955

C.Z. with two dogs- Palm Beach- 1957

Palm Beach- 1962

Palm Beach- 1965

C.Z. and Mrs. Stephen Stanford- 1965

Vogue Magazine- Gianni Penati- 1967

C.Z. and Truman Capote- 1976

C.Z. and Carolina Herrera- NYC- 1984

C.Z. and Lynn Wyatt- 1988

C.Z.- NYC- 1989

C.Z. -1989

C.Z.- 1996

C.Z. and Oscar de la Renta-2002

C.Z. and Anna Wintour- 2004

I have always loved this Slim Aarons photograph of two gentlemen, guests of C.Z.- 1955- makes me think of michael and i in about 30 years!


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