The other day I was at Winners with Joanna, and we were looking for a wedding planner book for our friend Katie, who we are planning a wedding for. We never found what we were looking for… but I stumbled upon a fabulous 2$ purchase; the Calvin Klein American Women book by Bryan Adams!
The book was released in May of 2005 by Canadian musician and photographer Bryan Adams. He began photographing influential American women dressed in new and vintage Calvin Klein, which was shot mainly in New York and Los Angeles throughout 2004. American Women is a tribute to the beauty, strength and character of American women. Actors, Journalists, musicians, artists, businesswomen, athletes, and philanthropists are included with one simple connection: being American women who are known for excelling in their field. The stunning photographs include Hilary Clinton, Gwyneth Paltrow, Jennifer Aniston, Sarah Jessica Parker, Scarlet Johannson, Venus and Serena Williams, Sheryl Crow, Pink, Natalie Cole, Lindsay Lohan and Debbie Harry, among many others. All the proceeds from "American Women” benefited the Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in support of their ongoing breast cancer research programs.
Bryan Adam’s photography is simply stunning in this book. All the women are dressed in Calvin Klein outfits but the main focus isn’t fashion, it’s about the American women’s inner beauty and strength. I have added just a few of the 92 photographs which were taken in black and white.
I have recently checked online on Chapters.com for the original price of this amazing book, and my findings were astonishing! This book originally sold for $60.00 and is now listed as rare and some people are asking anywhere from $58.00 to $140.00 for it!! Don’t forget I paid… $2.00! I am very proud of my fab find!