Cat Lady Chic
  • Imprint: Abrams Image
  • Publication Date: September 23, 2014
  • Price: $18.95
  • Trim Size: 6 x 8
  • ISBN: 1-4197-1402-3
  • EAN: 9781419714023
  • Page Count: 128
  • Illustrations: 100 color and black and white photos and illustrations
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Rights: World/All
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The term “Cat Lady” can evoke the image of an unfashionable, unkempt, and slightly unhinged spinster hoarding multiple cats. Cat Lady Chic serves as the antidote to this unflattering point of view, celebrating the Cat Lady with a compilation of artful, playful, and sophisticated images of some of the most renowned, beautiful, and accomplished women in modern history with the cats they love.
The volume features a sharp, funny introductory essay on the Cat Lady conundrum along with scores of photo­graphs of felines paired with famous feline fans across a spectrum of backgrounds, including figures such as Audrey Hepburn, Georgia O’Keeffe, Diana Ross, Marilyn Monroe, Zelda Fitzgerald, Lana Del Rey, Lauren Bacall, Joan Jett, Elizabeth Taylor, Grace Kelly, and more.

Praise

“Stunning photos that will change your perception of Cat Ladies forever.” 
Cosmopolitan.com
“The fashion world has fallen for the feline. In the publishers’ catalogues this autumn is Cat Lady Chic.”
Financial Times
“This lovely book should be on the coffee table of every proud cat-loving home.”
Hauspanther
“Discover Hollywood’s most glamorous felines in Cat Lady Chic.”
InStyle.com
 “A new book is out to prove that Cat Ladies are chic—not crazy.”
New York Post
 “Let’s hear it for Diane Lovejoy for alluringly showcasing these mysterious, beautiful, and at times misunderstood creatures and their lady companions—saving our tales and reputations.”
The Shoe Diet
Cat Lady Chic purports to ‘turn the unflattering cliché of the Cat Lady upside down’—which it does, resoundingly, with photos of iconic actresses like Audrey Hepburn and Grace Kelly posing with sleek feline companions.”
Publishers Weekly

About the author

A longtime publishing professional and dedicated Cat Lady herself, Diane Lovejoy is publications director at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, where she has overseen production of more than 100 illustrated art books.