Edith Wharton characters recreated in Sept issue of Vogue. With Fullerton, Wharton revealed a side of herself—vulnerable, passionate—that she usually reserved for characters in her fiction. Despite his personal feelings, James encouraged the affair, writing to her, “Live it all through.” Rochas silk blouse and duchesse-silk skirt, made for Vogue. Stephen Jones Millinery hat. Vogue, Drawing Room, Annieleibovitz, Natalia Vodianova, Nataliavodianova, Annie Leibovitz, Grace Coddington, September 2012, Edith Wharton
Escaping the drawing rooms of old New York, Edith Wharton created an artistic arcadia in the Berkshires, where intrigues—both literary and romantic—unfolded in dramatic fashion.