SWANS - Legends of the Jet Society

SWANS - Legends of the Jet Society

BY Nicholas Foulkes

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Once the epitome of soigné worldly glamour, the words “jet set” conjure images of exotic global destinations and golden beaches; clandestine rendez-vous on opulent yachts; star-studded parties in palatial mansions, the women in couture gowns and glittering jewels, the men in debonair tuxedos. The people of the jet set were the last vestiges of a leisured and cultivated age, a world of taste and culture, elegance and beauty.

Swans: Legends of Jet Society captures the spirit of this world, in which today’s technology was the stuff of science fiction, when foreign travel was the preserve of a privileged cosmopolitan few. From bygone aristocracy to modern mega-wealthy moguls, this stunning volume regales with escapades of travel, money, sex, and adventure. These are the legends of the jet set—tales of glamour, excitement, and exclusivity.

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ISBN: 9781614281283
11 x 14 in. – 28 x 35 cm
300 pages | Over 200 illustrations
Hardcover in a luxury slipcase

About the Author
British historian, author, and journalist Nicholas Foulkes is cofounder and editor in chief of Finch’s Quarterly Review, luxury editor of British GQ, and contributing editor to Financial Times’s How to Spend It and Vanity Fair. His other books for Assouline include High Society: The History of America’s Upper Class (2008), Bals: Legendary Costume Balls of the Twentieth Century (2011), and Nardi (2012).

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Estilo (Brazil) - "Lendas da Jet Society", June 16th, 2014
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Onlalu (France) - "Les Grands de ce Monde", March 16th, 2014
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The New Zealand Herald - "Fashion Book: Club", February 22nd, 2014
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Scene - "Princess Diaries: Traveling First Class With Social Icons", February 2014
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Journal des Femmes (France) - "Légendes de la Haute Société", December 18th, 2013
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SF Gate - "Slip Some Glamour Under The Tree With These Books", December 13th, 2013
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FD Luxe - "Society legends? Decadent parties? Assouline’s Swans is a pedigreed page-turner", December 1st, 2013
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Les Echos (France)- "Lac des cygnes", December 13th, 2013
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Robb Report (Spain)- "La Vida Privada de la jet-set", December 2013
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Harper's Bazaar- "Editors Choice: The Best Holiday Gifts", November 11th, 2013
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The Telegraph- "Fairytale of the Jetset Swans", November 2nd, 2013
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Bourbon & Pearls- "The Jet-Set", October 9th, 2013
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Handpicked by Ron and Chris- "The Storied Swan: Donna Marella Caracciolo di Castagneto Agnelli", October 2013
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Luxuryculture.com- October 2013
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Vogue- "Stylish Syllabus: Ten Essential Fashion Books for Fall", September 27th, 2013
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The Wall Street Journal– "Three Books That Turn the Page on Travel", September 12th, 2013
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The Daily Beast- "Swans: Legends of the Jet Society", September 21st, 2013
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The Fifi Report- "Swans: Legends of the Jet Society", September 2013
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