SEARCHING FOR BEAUTY: THE LIFE OF MILLICENT ROGERS
"...the legacy of an American fashion icon gets her due..."
The life of Millicent Rogers is a tale of money, sex, and style. This is the first biography of the Standard Oil heiress, beautiful, well-bred and wild, who made her mark on the worlds of high society and haute couture in New York, Europe, and Hollywood as a preamble to her romantic reinvention in Taos, New Mexico in the 1940s. In Taos she became the creator and exporter of southwestern style to New York, and the classic American western style that she popularized extends to the present. Her life story is of a beautiful and intelligent woman that begins in the Age of Innocence, arcs on a trajectory of intense and indulgent living, and ends in a southwestern idyll of liberation and free expression. It is one woman’s relentless reinvention and personal metamorphosis through her pursuit of style and beauty.
Cherie Burns is the author of SEARCHING FOR BEAUTY: The Life of Millicent Rogers (St. Martin’s Press, 2011) and THE GREAT HURRICANE: 1938 (Grove/Atlantic, 2005). Her writing has also appeared in The New York Times Magazine, People, Glamour, The Huffington Post, New York Magazine, Sports Illustrated, and The Wall Street Journal.