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Throwback Thursday: Summer Style Icon C.Z. Guest

C.Z. Guest standing in front of the pool at Villa Artemis, Palm Beach, 1955. (Photo by Michael Mundy, courtesy of Rizzoli)

As we enter the season of poolside lounging, lemonade and low-maintenance chic, it only seems natural to take a cue from celebrated American icon and focus ofRizzoli's new release, C.Z. Guest.
Author Susanna Salk's 304-page ode to Guest is accompanied by beautiful imagery and personal stories from the late socialite's closest contemporaries, showcasing her contagious spirit and style.  While the book discusses Guest's childhood, fashion sense, love of gardening, and more, today we admire a few of our favorite interior photos from her Long Island home. 

Guest's dressing table at the Templeton estate on Long Island. (Photo by Michael Mundy, courtesy of Rizzoli)  
Leopard-patterned carpeting adds exotic texture to the mint hallway walls of Templeton's ground floor.(Photo by Elvin McDonald, courtesy of Rizzoli)Though iconic for her penchant for solid sheaths and effortless, paired-down sportswear, Guest indulged in striking pattern throughout her home, as advised by French interior designer Stephane Boudin of Maison Jensen.

(Photo by Michael Mundy, courtesy of Rizzoli)
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