Hilary Knight collection, with his stamp of ownership on front pastedown. First Edition. Oversized quarto and 325 illustrations in color and black and white. ISBN: 0688167381. Known for her flamboyant personality, her striking looks, and impeccable taste, Diana Vreeland changed fashion forever. This lavishly illustrated biography includes photos from Vreeland's own family scrapbooks, as well as from family, friends, and the talented people in the fashion world whom she inspired--designers, models, and celebrities.
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.