French Chic & Slim
News and Opinion from Anne Barone to Keep You Chic & Slim
1 November 2015
Chic French Françoise Gilot
The oldest of the chic French women of certain age featured in Chic & Slim Toujours, painter and author Françoise Gilot, has a new book co-authored with writer Lisa Alther.
She is the oldest of the chic French women of certain age featured in Chic & Slim Toujours: Aging Beautifully Like Those Chic French Women. And on 17 November, the week before her 94th birthday (26 November), the French-born artist Francoise Gilot’s new book will be available. About Women: Conversations Between a Writer and a Painter is written with co-author, the Tennessee-born writer Lisa Alther.
The book description reads:
Lisa Alther and Françoise Gilot have been friends for more than twenty-five years. Although from different backgrounds (Gilot from cosmopolitan Paris, Alther from small-town Tennessee) and different generations, they found they have a great deal in common as women who managed to support themselves with careers in the arts while simultaneously balancing the obligations of work and parenthood.
About Women is their extended conversation, in which they talk about everything important to them: their childhoods, the impact of war on their lives and their work, fashion, self-invention, style, feminism, even child rearing.
They also talk about the creative impulse and the importance of art. This is a charming and endearing dialogue between two intelligent and often funny women as they ponder what it means to be a woman.
The Guardian’s recent article by Dalya Alberge on Françoise Gilot is titled: Picasso’s muse provokes anger with frank views on wolf whistles: Françoise Gilot, now 93, says that women should embrace ‘the eroticism of the streets’
Read The Guardian article on Françoise Gilot
Read the early reviews of About Women: Conversations Between a Writer and a Painter on Amazon
Merci to Ann Leslie in New York who alerted me to the Guardian article and Françoise Gilot’s new book.
image: book cover and publishing info for About Women by Lisa Alther and Françoise Gilot courtesy LisaAlther.com
be chic, stay slim — Anne Barone