The Best of Flair edited by Fleur Cowles (Rizzoli)
This radiant red coffee table book showcases the best of Fleur Cowles’ Flair Magazine (1950-51). The book showcases the same features the original magazine was known for: die-cut and embossed covers, bound booklets, foldouts, small booklets, and a variety of paper stock. Included in the volume are editorials and artwork contributed by Salvador Dalí, Jean Cocteau, Simone de Beauvoir, Tennessee Williams, René Gruau, Saul Steinberg, and more. Sections of the book include art, travel, decor, fashion, and literature. It’s an essential to any collector’s bookshelf or even as a great coffee table book.
She Made Friends and Kept Them by Fleur Cowles (Harper Collins)
Throughout the memoir are anecdotes involving many elite figures Cowles had come across in her life: from royalty to show business, and everyone in between. The book also includes photographs and illustrations—highlighting the extravagant and charming life of a successful woman.
Diana Vreeland Memos: The Vogue Years edited by Alexander Vreeland (Rizolli)
This book displays an array of memorandums that Diana Vreeland dictated to her secretaries at Vogue. Subjects include travel preparations, photo shoots, magazine covers, models, fashion trends, etc. The book also showcases images from the Vogue publication in the 60s through the beginning of the 70s to help illustrate the memorandums. Vreeland’s wit and creative mind shine in this book.
D.V. by Diana Vreeland (Ecco)
This autobiography highlights style, high society, and success with vivid storytelling that captures the essence of Vreeland’s life and the era. From the Back Cover: Moving from English palaces to the nightclubs of 1930s Paris, the wilds of Wyoming to the exclusive venues of New York high society, D.V. takes readers into this iconic woman’s dazzling life, evoking the luxury and brio of an era that encompassed Josephine Baker, England’s Queen Mary, Buffalo Bill, and Diaghilev.