Obsessed with ‘Chitty Chitty Bang Bang’
The photographer shot socialite Suzanne Rogers, now 50, in her Toronto home in 2010, after meeting her at a fashion show in Paris. Rogers says her outlandish outfits and décor are inspired by the candy-factory heiress Truly Scrumptious from the film “Chitty Chitty Bang Bang.”
“She’s married to Ed Rogers, a major media mogul in Canada. She says her style for her clothes and her house is essentially one and the same: ‘Chitty Chitty Bang Bang’inspired,” Greenfield explained. “Here she’s wearing an Oscar de la Renta dress for a charity benefit.
“Her house is incredible — even her bookcase is art directed: They don’t appear to be real books, because they’re all the same. She had four closets and used the wine cellar as her overflow shoe closet — she had 200 pairs of shoes, not including boots. She loves Hermès Birkin bags, which start at about $12,000, and said she had them in almost every color.”
Today, Rogers’ Instagram account is a candy-coated tribute to her ostentatious life: photos of her travels to London fashion week and a spa in Capri, and the socialite rubbing shoulders with Diane von Furstenburg, Bono and her neighbor Sean Connery. Oh, and her Barbie-pink golf cart, complete with “Suzanne” vanity plate.
FANTASY WORLD: Canadian socialite Suzanne Rogers said her style inspiration is the character Truly Scrumptious from the 1968 musical film “Chitty Chitty Bang Bang” — and she has the blond bouffant to prove it. Her family’s net worth is said to be $7.4 billion.