About Slim Aarons

As a chronicler of the good life, as lived by the upper classes and aristocracy in the 1950's, 60's, and 70's, Slim Aarons has no peer. Born in New Hampshire in the early years of the century, he was a classic outsider looking in, and as such he idealized the rich. The women are beautiful and exquisitely dressed, the men handsome and poised. The houses, shown in detail, range from European palazzos and castles to Palm Beach to suburban and Southhampton castles. Slim Aarons brought a photojournalist's eye to the art of formal society portraiture, posing his subjects as still life, in their magnificent environments. Aaron's also visited Hollywood frequently on assignment and the stars at play were also his subjects. Slim Aarons served as a photographer during World War II, with the Eighth Army Division, and this led to his career as a photographer. Affable and stylish, Aarons, after the war, photographed for Town and Country, Holiday, Vogue, Life, and Travel and Leisure. With the publication of his book "A Wonderful Time" in 1974, this vanishing world was crystalized.
Slim Aarons Cannellopoulos Penthouse Pool, Athens, 1961, Europe, Mediterranean, summer, swimsuit, retro, sixties, glamorous, luxury, swim, lounge, mod, vintage, style 1
Slim Aarons Sea Drive, 1967: Film producer Kevin McClory takes his wife Bobo Segrist and their family for a drive in an “Amphicar” across the harbour at Nassau, Caribbean, ocean, car, retro, amphibious, boat, palm trees, luxury, movies, sixties, glamourous 2
Europe, Mediterranean, summer, beach, sea, club, retro, vintage, bikini, vacation, pool, italian, luxury5
Slim Aarons Poolside Glamour, 1970: Lita Baron, Nelda Linsk, Helen Dzo Dzo at the Richard Neutra-designed house of Edgar Kaufman, pool, showgirls, socialite, lounge, mountains, retro, midcentury modern, vintage, glamourous, sixties, seventies, mod, summer, vintage4
Slim Aarons C.Z. Guest at the pool at her home Villa Artemis in Palm Beach, 1955, East Coast, ocean, beach, statue, grecian, retro, luxury, preppy, swim, iconic, socialite, style, palm trees7
Slim Aarons Sunning on a Terrace, Nice, France, 1957, Europe, South, ocean, sixties, retro, glam, yacht, beach, vacation, swim, summer, social, style8
Slim Aarons The Good Life, 1955: C.Z. Guest and her son Alexander and dog at the pool at their home Villa Artemis in Palm Beach, East Coast, ocean, beach, statue, grecian, labrador, retro, luxury, preppy, swim, iconic, socialite, style 3
Slim Aarons Guests at Villa Nirvana in Las Brisas, Acapulco, Mexico, 1972, South American, Latin America, pool, swim, bikini, backgammon, socialite, social, retro, seventies, mansion, beach house, Pacific9
Slim Aarons Family Snapper: Babe Paley and William Paley at their cottage in Round Hill, Jamaica, 1959, Caribbean, vintage, cbs, television, socialite, prep, island, beach, ocean, vacation, summer, mansion, retro, sixties6