(Gordon, Meryl) A style icon and American aristocrat, Bunny Mellon led a simultaneously glamorous and private live. Best friend to Jackie Kennedy – she designed the White House Rose Garden at JFK’s request – and muse to burgeoning French designers Cristóbal Balenciaga and his successor Hubert de Givenchy, Bunny served as a living witness to 20th Century American history. Meryl Gordon brings readers an illuminating biography of this last scion of the gilded age of American wealth in Bunny Mellon: The Life of an American Style Legend (Grand Central Publishing). Gordon is the author of the New York Times bestselling Mrs. Astor Regrets and Phantom of Fifth Avenue, a Wall Street Journal bestseller. She is an award-winning journalist and a regular contributor to Vanity Fair. She is on the graduate journalism faculty at New York University’s Arthur L. Carter Journalism Institute.