Publication Date: May 6, 2008
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“The women in Inheriting Beauty are serious people, they have careers, they care for their families, and they raise millions of dollars each year for charities, saving the world, as it were, and looking good doing it.”
“The women in this book are lovely. How could the book not be?”
Featuring high-profile figures such as Roberta Armani, Delphine Arnault, Amanda Hearst, Vivia Ferragamo, Valeska Hermes, Beatrice and Gaia Trussardi, Jacqui Getty, Veronica Etro, Nabila Khashoggi, Dylan Lauren, Renee Rockefeller, India Hicks, and Carolina Herrera, Inheriting Beauty is the definitive photography book of the world’s most glamorous and beautiful society women. Photographed at their private residences, these women display inimitable elegance and grace set against the backdrop of stunning domestic spaces. Fashion photographer Roger Moenks captures these cosmopolitan figures of fashion and wealth in transcendent yet intimate images, accompanied by brief quotations and childhood photos. Through Moenks’ lens, readers are allowed inside exclusive private residences in fashion epicenters such as New York, Los Angeles, Paris, London, Milan, Madrid, Taiwan, and Hong Kong, as well as inside the personal pasts of these famous women.
International fashion photographer Roger Moenks has captured some of the most famous faces in the world, from Paris Hilton to John Waters. His photography has been seen in campaigns for Ritz-Carlton, Pantone, JetBlue, Showtime, Isaac Mizrahi, Joss Stone, and Sony. A highly sought-after photographer in the fashion editorial world and a master of utilizing innovative and arresting lighting techniques, Moenks’ images have appeared in such prestigious publications as L’Officiel, GQ, Harper’s Bazaar, Flaunt, Interview, and Out. His books include The Class of Click (Stemmle, 1999), featuring the models of the legendary Click modeling agency, and Moving Still: A Life Performance (e-maprod, 2005), which showcases Moenks’ unique talent for the genre of black and white photography in moving form.
William Norwich is a contributing editor for Vogue. He has been a columnist for the New York Daily News, The New York Post, and The New York Observer, and was the style and entertainment editor of The New York Times Magazine until 2004. He has also written for Vanity Fair and Tatler, and is the author of the children’s book Molly and the Magic Dress (Doubleday, 2002) and the novel Learning to Drive (Atlantic Monthly Press, 1996). He lives in New York.
Christopher Tkaczyk is a journalist and playwright. As a staff reporter for Fortune magazine, he has researched wealth, interviewed Fortune 500 CEOs, and investigated corporate wrongdoing. His work has also appeared in People and The Advocate. He holds a degree in dramatic literature from the University of Michigan and lives in New York.