Assouline publishes huge fashion books for Louis Vuitton and Gucci, but an upcoming project might be more appealing to Lilly Pulitzer. It's called A Privileged Life: Celebrating WASP Style, and it features odes to Jackie O, Grace Kelly, and Truman Capote. That's all fine and dandy (especially in Mr. Capote's case), but we do wonder about the quote chosen for the book's press materials: "To me," writes author Susanna Salk, "being a WASP has nothing to do with religion or money." While we beg to differ that "The Priviledged Life" of her book has everything to do with income and family trusts, we will concede this: Ribbon belts and khakis are non denominational (though in truth, I've never seen anyone in synagogue with pastel turtles embroidered on their pants).
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Lilly Pulitzer, Palm Beach Purveyor of Prep, Dies at 81
Lilly Pulitzer, the designer and socialite known for her loud preppy prints, died Sunday at her home in Florida. She was 81. Pulitzer was an unwitting fashion designer.