If you’re fascinated by rich and powerful Americans, especially those based in New York and the Hamptons with money to burn, dinner parties to host, politicians and business tycoons to schmooze, and fittings to be had with major fashion designers, then you might be interested in this book…
With this deftly stylish account of the three sisters from Boston who made marrying well into a social art form, beautiful people insider Grafton ( Red, Hot & Rich!: An Oral History of Cole Porter) has created a sizzler.
The Cushings became tastemakers who created the glitterati, setting standards for elegance as they presided over the transformation of the Cafe Society into the Jet Set.
Participants have told their stories in other venues (Slim Keith’s Slim: Memories of a Rich and Imperfect Life; Brooke Astor’s Footprints: An Autobiography; and Truman Capote’s Music for Chameleons) but Grafton renders with feeling the betrayals experienced by the women who became role models for a generation and “expressed values for people who needed to believe in fairy tales.”
Glamorous and irresistible, The Sisters is every bit as fabulous as its subject matter and is highly recommended for libraries interested in social and cultural history and biography.
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