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"Eisner's homage to women at home on the range, is a photo book in the manner of William Klein: gorgeously brazen, blending strident color and cool black & white. Above all, she captures proud horsewomen--a fiery mesh of tomboy and diva." Harper's Bazaar
"Former Vogue editrix and fashion muse to hotshot designers, Eisner takes us to a place where acid wash never went out of style, cowboy hats have always been a hot accessory, and line dancing is still going strong." Entertainment Weekly
While growing up in Wyoming, style obsessed photographer Lisa Eisner became fascinated with fashion. The sparkle of rodeo queens, visions in rhinestones and sequins perched on big, powerful horses, dazzled and inspired her into a career as a fashion editor. In 1994, Lisa went home and began to capture the beauty and strength of the women in rodeo in these intimate, vibrant, and often humorous photographs. This collection of rich American imagery evokes all the brilliance and majesty of the West, shifting attention from the usual cast of characters - the cowboys - to the unsung heroines: rodeo girls. Orchestrated by designer Dmitri Levas, this book makes you want to dress up in denim, mount a horse, and ride off into the sunset, or at the very least, sit up and shout "Where’s my tiara?" As Arlene Kensinger of the Miss Rodeo America Pageant writes, "Every photograph in Rodeo Girl captures the energy and enthusiasm that are part of the western lifestyle. This book is for every man, woman, and child with the ‘cowboy spirit’. It will inspire you to fulfill your dreams."