C.Z. Guest

C.Z. Guest is an American style icon who was one of the best dressed women in history. Not only a trendsetter, fashion designer, actress, author & columnist but CZ was also a businesswoman & socialite {but not in the ordinary way you would think – she was more interested in character than social climbing}

One of the most interesting facts I learned reading What is James Wearing is that she had a gardening column for the New York Post which helped promote the gardening-as-lifestyle industry.


In Mainbocher’s “La Galerie” floral dress and jacket and double-strand pearls, 1950 via Harper’s Bazaar.

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In a romper in Southhampton, 1953
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My absolute favorite photo of her in a pale pink sundress in Palm Beach, 1955
cz guest palm beach
Another classic look in all white, 1962
cz guest all white outfit
Susanna Salk’s CZ Guest: American Style Icon would be a great addition to your coffee table book collection. CZ is the epitome of American style & class.



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