Take a trip to New York City, with Assouline as your guide. This megalopolis is often daunting and overwhelming, but New York Chic, seen through the warm lens of Oliver Pilcher, presents a more intimate view of the city, beyond the stereotypes. Everyday moments with the people of New York City, as they want to present themselves, illustrate the city’s true genius loci. This book assembles a visual definition of “New York chic,” and features New York icons, up-and-coming creatives and spaces that are uniquely New York.
Fashion designer Zaldy Goco gives a tour of his creative space in the Financial District. The late artist Françoise Gilot opens the doors to her Upper West Side apartment. Nightlife impresario Omar Hernandez shares an unforgettable night at La Goulue. José Parlá walks readers through his Brooklyn studio. Photographer Oliver Pilcher took to the streets of New York over the course of several months to capture the essence of New York City. Artists, writers, designers, chefs and others who have decided to call New York home share their thoughts about the beautiful metropolis. New York Chic immerses you in the colorful, lively and sometimes contradictory aesthetics of this city of dreams and possibilities.
- over 200 illustrations
- English language
- Released in September 2023
About the author
Born in Scotland, Oliver Pilcher studied sculpture at the Edinburgh College of Art before embarking on a photographic career that has taken him all around the world and given him the opportunity to shoot for some of the world’s finest brands. Oliver has been a contributing photographer at Condé Nast Traveler for over ten years. He currently divides his time between New York and Costa Rica with his wife, Abigail, and their four children, Andalucia, Bianca, Constantina and Herbie. He previously worked with Assouline on the best-selling Paris Chic (2020) and has contributed photos to Louis Vuitton Manufactures (2022), Riva Aquarama (2022), Saudi Coffee (2023) and Saudi Dates (2023).
Armand Limnander is the executive editor of W magazine. Prior to that, he was features director at T: The New York Times Style Magazine, the editor of VMan magazine and a senior writer at Vogue and Style.com. Limnander grew up in Bogotá, Colombia, and moved to the United States to attend the University of California at Berkeley. His previous books with Assouline include Brazilian Style (2011), Private: Giancarlo Giammetti (2013) and Cocaïn: History & Culture (2018).