Hilary Knight collection. First Edition. Oversized oblong quarto and 64 black and white illustrations. ISBN: 0821216147. A peek inside the "hidden world" of America's upper class, depicted through a series of candid images at once fascinating and unsettling, combined with interviews granted anonymously by members of America's oldest and most prestigious families. Tight binding.
Sometime in the early ’50s, Hilary Knight’s drawings of naughty little girls for Mademoiselle magazine led to a meeting with author Kay Thompson (then a top nightclub performer)--and, of course, to the perpetually adored Eloise, the precocious Plaza dweller who in many ways is Knight’s alter ego. “Eloise will be celebrating her 60th birthday in 2015--not bad for a six-year-old,” says Knight. We’re honored to offer these personal pieces from Knight, who remains as stylish, outspoken, and original as the legendary little girl he brought to life.