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Reporting in Style

by habituallychic

11 . 10 . 10
Whenever I visit Barneys, I love to check out the books on the 9th floor. I came across one book recently that is especially chic. In English it’s called Reporting in Style and in French, Collection Privée.  Regardless of the name, the photographs by Benno Graziani will speak for themselves.  Benno Graziani was one of the founders of Paris Match along with Daniel Filipacchi and Willy Rizzo.  He told British Vogue, “Match was our little club. There were no editors meetings because we hardly spent time apart from each other – and it worked! Some editions sold more than two million copies…very quickly we were the best. The worlds press envied us and tried in vain to imitate us.” He also became friends with many of his subjects including Jackie Kennedy Onassis who invited him on vacation with her.  “She (Jackie) began as a reporter-photographer and led a truly exceptional life, a fairy tale transformed into Greek tragedy. Today she is part of history,” Graziani added. “There are people who make history, those who endure it, and those who tell about it. That’s me.” 

Jackie Kennedy and Benno Graziani

Jackie Kennedy, Amalfi 1962

Jackie Kennedy, Ravello, 1962

Jackie Kennedy, Amalfi, 1962

Jackie Kennedy, Amalfi, 1962

Jackie Kennedy and Lee Radziwill, 1962

Jackie Kennedy, Ravello, 1962

Jackie Kennedy, Ravello, 1962

Caroline Kennedy and Jackie Kennedy Onassis, Christmas, 1970

Jackie and Aristotle Onassis, 1970

Gianni Agnelli with Heidi von Salvisberg, 1967

Oleg Cassini with President John F. Kennedy, 1962

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  1. quintessence November 10, 2010 | 1:51 pm

    LOVE THIS!!! What a great find!! Wouldn’t you have just LOVED to work there??!!

  2. Karena November 10, 2010 | 1:53 pm

    Amazing Heather. I adore seeing any photos of Jackie, such a style icon!

    Art by Karena

  3. La Maison Fou November 10, 2010 | 2:00 pm

    You are so right, there layout of books along the pine long tables is a mecca of reading material. I suppose they are sharing space with the holiday decor right about now.
    Oh, I will be there soon, and of course it is on my stop!

  4. Luciane From HomeBunch.com November 10, 2010 | 2:04 pm

    Heather, I can tell you’re fascinated with Jackie O. Aren’t you? But again, who isn’t? What a pretty and sensitive yet strong woman she was. It’s wonderful to see these pictures.. she seemed to be relaxed… herself.

    Do you like JESSICA ALBA? I posted about her HOUSE today. It’s very Balinese-style and in case you decide to move to LA, you can rent her house. Furnished! Take a look at my blog. Let me know what you think about it, ok? 🙂


    Luciane at HomeBunch.com

  5. splendidmarket.com November 10, 2010 | 4:42 pm

    Lovely morning gazing at those photos — thank you. We’re making quince brandy at the market, come by for a sip.

  6. JMW November 10, 2010 | 8:56 pm

    What wonderful photos – most of which I had never seen before. I really like the shot of her and Caroline at Christmas. Very private, yet a glimpse of a normal moment in their lives.

  7. Jones November 10, 2010 | 11:29 pm

    Absolutely lovely. It’s fun to see everyday snap shots of Jackie. I aspire to be as chic as she is in my everyday life!


  8. Amy R. November 11, 2010 | 2:11 am

    Jackie could do no wrong. LOVE!

    Amy R.

  9. Connie @ SogniESorrisi November 11, 2010 | 5:49 am

    These pictures are amazing. They make you feel like you’re there.

  10. EMILY November 11, 2010 | 10:14 pm