The Ultimate Guide to Ivy League Style

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Next month Rizzoli will publish the ultimate guide to the Ivy League look. Preppy: Cultivating Ivy Style by designer Jeffrey Banks and journalist Doria de La Chapelle takes a coffee table-worthy gaze at the long and colorful history of prep style.

Dating the look from dapper Hollywood stars of the 1920s, the book takes a historical approach to how the preppy ethos evolved, giving context to the ultra-trendy designer collections of today. An amazing collection of images make it more than just a treatise on how to dress like a Princeton grad.

With a foreword by preppy style guru Lilly Pulitzer, the book examines "purveyors of the privileged" ­– major prep labels like Brooks Brothers (featured on the cover), J. Press and Ralph Lauren; iconic wardrobe elements like the oxford shirt, polos, Shetland sweaters and khakis; preppy icons from J.D. Salinger and JFK to William F. Buckley, Jr.; the "good breeding grounds" of the actual Ivy League schools where much-emulated styles emerged; and examines the important role that elite sports such as golf, polo, squash, and tennis had in influencing the preppy way of dressing. 

Jared Paul Stern

Jared Paul Stern has written for the Wall Street Journal, New York Times, the New York Times' T magazine, GQ, WWD, Vogue, New York magazine, Details, Hamptons magazine, Playboy, BlackBook, the New York Post, Bergdorf Goodman magazine and Luxist among others. The founding editor of the Page Six magazine, he has also served as a judge for everything from the International Best Dressed List to the Fo...(Read More)

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