These are the kind of photos you love to hate while sitting at your desk when it’s hot outside and the air conditioning’s broken… Photographer Slim Aarons, a contributor to LIFE and Holiday magazine, made a career of taking pictures of rich (white) people – jetsetters and celebrities, many of whom he was friends with – on holiday, or as he liked to call it, capturing “attractive people who were doing attractive things in attractive places”.

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His Poolside Gossip picture (above) is probably his most famous and was recreated by the New York Times for the 45th Palm Springs Modernist Week.

Photos copyright Slim Aarons via Getty Images.

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