Once Upon a Time: Photography of Slim Aarons
About The Event
When Slim Aarons published "A Wonderful Time", his photo album of the rich at play, in 1974, the book fell flat. Three decades later, it’s essential inspiration for top designers, art directors, and interior decorators; copies go for up
to $2,000; and Aarons has been re-invented as a fashion guru.
From Vanity Fair:
“I can’t figure out why people love it so much,” Aarons says of the book he did three decades ago that has suddenly put him back in the limelight. As usual, the lanky, six-foot-four-inch, good-looking photographer is wearing a cheerful cotton ascot around his neck and a tidy cardigan. He has made contact with his memory, or what he calls his “IBM,” and is on one of his impressive monologues, delivered in an endearing bark. “Imagine, it came out in ’74! Now they’ve set up a whole thing on the Web! They have an auction [of copies of the book] every day—would you believe i