For centuries, portraits of beautiful American socialites have been created to promote their glamorous lifestyle. These women are picture framed within their homes, flaunting flawless skin, artful hair and impeccable fashion. They are glowing figures of patrician elegance.
Their bodies themselves become beacons of aesthetic splendor as they stand or lie draped amongst a multitude of other decorative objects that adorn their carefully designed spaces. By the mid-1940’s, the distribution of these visually seductive images that publicized the
lifestyle of American high society exploded exponentially. The entirely visual way through which the members of the social elite cultivated their mythology in the eyes of the public remained unprecedented up until this point in time.