Hilary Knight collection, with his stamp of ownership and signature on front pastedown. First Edition. Oversized folio and over 200 illustrations in black and white and color. ISBN: 0688167268. By finally placing fashion within sociological, economic, and political contexts, the author gives the entire subject a substantive role in American history. From Dolly Madison to Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, more than 200 color and black and white photos reveal the fascinating fashion world of women who defined American style. 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.