the book is a photo tribute to 110 young american women successful in their individual worlds but when brought together radiate a synthesis of style, soul, substance and beauty- all-american beauties!
photographer claiborne swanson frank, a san francisco and napa valley native, once an assistant to anna wintour at vogue, was propelled by what she perceived to be the disappearance of the traditional portrait, along with the desire to pay tribute to a country whose freedom have allowed women to soar! i believe claiborne is on the path to be the new modern day slim aarons!
many of my favorite women are included- aerin lauder, meredith melling burke, amanda cutter brooks. besides loving the overall all-american theme, i love what all these ladies are wearing- white jeans, stripes, black leather biker jackets, chambray shirts, military jackets– all- american things! all my favorite things!
american beauty- the title says it all! enjoy!
all photographs by claiborne swanson frank