A Must Read Book For November – The Allure of Slim Aaron’s Women

By October 14, 2016Blog

Introduction: In this article, we are going to discuss one book people must and should read this November 2016. One of such book is THE ALLURE OF SLIM AARONS’ WOMEN which is simply noted on the cover of the book as Slim Aarons: Women.


Why is this book a must read at this point in time? You might ask! The reason is not far fetched. The book (Slim Aarons: Women) explores the central subject of Slim Aarons’s career—the extraordinary women from the upper echelons of high society, the arts, fashion, and Hollywood. The book presents the women who most influenced Aarons’s life and work—and the other remarkable personalities he photog4eraphed along the way, including Audrey Hepburn, Jackie Kennedy, Diana Vreeland, and Marilyn Monroe, all featured in unforgettable photographs.


In addition, the collection contains more than 200 images, the majority of which have not appeared in previous books, along with detailed captions written by one of Aarons’s closest colleagues. Presenting beautiful women in their highest glamour and at some of the most amazing sites across the globe. Slim Aarons: Women offer a fresh look at the acclaimed photographer through the muses who inspired his most incredible photographs.


This is another fine book of Aarons’ photos. Laura Hawk, who worked as an assistant to Aarons, provides the commentary and gives us a good idea of what it was like to work for the man (he could be charming and brilliant but also demanding and difficult). The cover has one of my favourite Aarons photos; it was also in Once Upon a Time. This volume has additional outtakes and these show just how bad 1970’s fashion could be. There are great pictures of royalty, celebrities and the wealthy as well as stories about who these people are and how some of the shots came together. If you like the work of Slim Aarons, you will not be disappointed.


About the Author

Slim Aarons (1916–2006) was among his generation’s most influential photographers. His photographs have appeared in countless magazines, including Town & Country, LIFE, and Holiday. Laura Hawk is a freelance writer who worked with Slim Aarons on the road and on magazine and book projects for more than two decades.