Cherie Burns, Searching for Beauty: The Life of Millicent Rogers

02/04/2012 3:00 pm

Nobody knew how to live the high life like Millicent Rogers. Born into luxury, she lived in a whirl of beautiful homes, European vacations, exquisite clothing and handsome men. In Searching for Beauty, Cherie Burns chronicles Rogers's glittering life from her days as a young girl afflicted with rheumatic fever to her debutante debut and her Taos finale. A rebellious icon of the age, she eloped with a penniless baron, danced tangos in European nightclubs, divorced, remarried and romanced, among others, Clark Gable. Her romantic conquests, though, paled in comparison to her triumph in the fashion world where she electrified the fashionistas by becoming the muse to designer Charles James, appearing in Vogue and Harper's Bazaar and - at the end of her life - retreating to Taos, New Mexico where she popularized Southwestern style. With Searching for Beauty, Millicent Rogers enters the pantheon of great American women who, like Diana Vreeland and Babe Paley, put their distinctive stamp on American Style.

$27.99
ISBN-13: 9780312547240
Availability: Special Order – Price & Availability May Change
Published: St. Martin's Press, 9/2011

Location: 
Street:
4022 Rio Grande Blvd NW
City:
Albuquerque
,
Province:
New Mexico
Postal Code:
87107-3157
Country:
United States




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