american beauty– the title of the new book by photographer claiborne swanson frank says it all!

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

american beauty lily aldridge in southampton, new york

fashion publicist serena nikkhah- love the stripes!

model and fashion editor, amanda hearst, granddaughter to media titan william randolph hearst- nothing is more american than a pretty blond in a blue oxford and denim cutoffs!

sugar heiress emilia fanjul- love the setting, especially the iron giacometti table and stools!

author and photographer claiborne swanson frank’s self portrait at her home in napa valley- love the military jacket!

carolyn burgess- i’m a sucker for jodhpurs and a white tee!

aerin lauder- one of my all time favorites- a black leather jacket and white jeans are also all time favorites!

interior designer asia baker- fur on a the beach- now that is chic!

j.crew president and creative director jenna lyons- all you need is denim and lot’s of shoes!

wine maker michele ouellet- denim, stripes and black leather- napa chic!

ashley wick- pretty in denim!

devon radziwill- classic, cool and neutral!

former vice president and fashion director of barney’s new york- one of my favorites-i love the natural woven rug!

writer and media chief christine cuomo

claiborne’s sister veronica swanson beard- my favorite look- love the riding jacket with white jeans and espadrilles- chic!

lauren bush lauren- creative director and co-founder of feed projects

senior vogue marketing editor meredith melling burke- always fresh, natural and chic!

san francisco socialite katie traina- always best dressed!

sylvana soto ward durrett- director of special events at vogue

standard oil heiress marian fountain “minnie” mortimer- fashion designer known for combining east coast prep and laid-back la surf style- american beauty!

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  1. absolutely stunning images, a worthy reinvestigation of the portrait. however, where are the women of color in this book? surely successful young american women are not all blonde, wavy-haired heiresses.

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  2. Beautiful !!!…… I want the Book . Is it out ? AL
    like to get a signed Copy

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