RETURN OF AN ICON
The brightly colored, playful SUZIE ZUZEK prints of Lilly Pulitzer’s clothing were a staple of American fashion in the ’60s, 70s, and ’80s—worn by members of society from Palm Beach to Nantucket, actresses, models, and stylish men and women all over the world. One could always spot a “Lilly” with its undeniable characteristics: clean, comfortable lines; bright, vivid colors; and fantastical designs. Whether at the beach, on the links, or at a cocktail party, these simple shifts for women and girls and jackets and trousers for gents were a preppy rite of passage. Pratt Institute–educated Suzie Zuzek’s artwork was the basis for most of the fabric designs used by Pulitzer from 1962 to 1985. Suzie Zuzek for Lilly Pulitzer: The Artist Behind an Iconic American Fashion Brand,1962–1985 is the first book introducing Zuzek the artist and presenting a selection of her designs, which included monkeys sipping martinis, dancing flowers, colorful seashells, and op-art geometrics that attracted the eye of such notables as Jacqueline Kennedy and Douglas Fairbanks Jr. It was thought that these designs were lost forever. Luckily, they were recently discovered allowing for a celebration of the previously unknown artist, her story, and her original watercolor drawings. © Suzie Zuzek for Lilly Pulitzer by Susan Brown and Caroline Rennolds Milbank, Rizzoli Electa, 2020. For more information, visit rizzoliusa.com.
MOTOR WERKS DRIVE-IN
Barrington families flocked to Motor Werks of Barrington on July 17 for special drive-in movie night. The luxury automobile dealership hosted a packed house for a showing of Back to the Future. But, what’s a movie without popcorn? Not only were guests treated to personal bags of popcorn, but individually packaged ice cream treats to make a night a bit sweeter. The evening played on classic drive-in movie experience, but social distancing measures were also implemented to keep guests safe. Because of the event’s success, Motor Werks has plans for another Customer and Employee Appreciation showing soon. What movie would you like to see at the next movie night? For more information, visit motorwerks.com.