Hamptons Beach Read Of The Day: Poolside With Slim Aarons

by CARSON GRIFFITH · June 19, 2009

The rich and famous lounging poolside, with bow-tied waiters serving them martinis, Louis Vuittons in tow, and dogs safely tucked away under wide-brimmed umbrellas. No, that is not a description of the Hamptons, but a typical picture in the photo collection Poolside With Slim Aarons, his third book. Shot between the 50's-80's by the WWII veteran, Slim Aarons, it's an exclusive peek into a society even more fabulous than that of the current day "American Riviera": The Hamptons. The glamorous scenes that are usually only depicted now in the editorials of magazines like Vogue are lived out in the pages of Slim Aarons' book by the likes of C.Z Guest, Lily Pulitzer, Cheryl Tiegs, Peter Beards, and European royalty.

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But the real star of the book? Elegant pools in elaborate settings, amongst a jet-set crowd that's on it's last leg. If you're a fan of Slim Aarons work, check out his two other glamorous photo collection books, Slim Aarons: Once Upon A Time and Slim Aarons: A Place In The Sun.