Authors on Stage with Kathryn Livingston

Category: Authors
Location: Adrian Lamb Room

The Library is pleased to host Kathryn Livingston on Wednesday, October 23 at 7:00 p.m. in the Adrian Lamb Room. Kathryn is the authorof "Lilly: Palm Beach, Tropical Glamour, and the Birth of a Fashion Legend," which documents, the life, fashion, and style of the iconic Lilly Pulitzer.

Born into a legendary family surrounded by wealth and privilege, Lilly Pulitzer is an iconoclast who has become a fashion icon. Lilly's trademark colorful shift dresses defined high-society casual chic in the 1960s, and her brand continues to delight and enchant a whole new generation of women today. With Lilly, set against the glittering background of Palm Beach, Kathryn Livingston presents the first biography of this fascinating, complex, remarkable woman. -from the book jacket

Kathryn Livingston has had a long career in magazines covering fashion and fashionable people. First as a staff writer at Harper's Bazaar, then as executive editor of Town & Country. She pioneered innovative ways of profiling the high achieving, the influential and the privileged in places like New York, Houston, Toronto, Rio de Janiero, Mexico City, Paris and Milan, as well as in such playgrounds for the powerful as Aspen, Santa Barbara, and Palm Beach. She interviewed many of the world's most celebrated talents in the fields of entertainment, sport, business, science, medicine, art and architecture. Her editorial work and writing across various media continued at Time Warner. She was the creative director of acclaimed upscale publications for Tiffany & Co. and Neiman Marcus. She has written articles for Gourmet, Conde Nast Traveler, House & Garden, and Travel & Leisure and is the author or co-author of six books, including High Rise Low Down and In the Spirit of Aspen. She lives in New York City. - from

Read about the book in an interview with the author in Sarasota Magazine. 

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