CAPTURING THE COLOR
OF A NEW GENERATION
Postwar America was defined by a sudden influx of societal indulgence, opulence and seemingly effortless style. In printed pages of the day, iconic images enthralled mid-century audiences around the world.
Now, post-covid and decades later, artist Kristin Simmons and award-winning creative director Matthew Cimaglia are recreating classic images from old-world Palm Beach. But rather than recreating vintage images with historical accuracy, Palm Beach: Then and Now re-interprets them with a modern flair, updating the technology, designs, and fashions to match the 21st century. These photos capture the lives of real-world Palm Beach residents, reflecting and celebrating the limitless diversity and opportunity of modern America.
By juxtaposing vintage photos against contemporary counterparts, Palm Beach: Then and Now shows audiences just how much society has evolved—and how so many of our public conceptions of success and opulence remain the same. The images shine with a utopian optimism badly needed in these heavy times. Just as socialite photography from the 1950s reflected the excitement of a thriving postwar era, these 21st-century iterations nod to the myriad global struggles facing the world today, while envisioning a brighter future on the horizon.
Exclusive one-of-one editions are available for sale, with an additional two artist prints. One print is being donated to the silent auction of the annual gala for the Peggy Adams Animal Rescue League, a Palm Beach–based non-profit organization that shelters, protects and saves animals for adoption.