Friday, March 21, 2014

The Grandest of the Grandest French Grande Dames

COUNTESS JACQUELINE DE RIBES is the ultimate physical manifestation of French Grande Dame chic...with a life style to match her unique beauty, couture wardrobe and charisma. A perfect banker's trophy wife for sure. An icon from an era of grand intercontinental costume balls in the 50's and 60's where her costumed entrance was the highlight of the ball.
De Ribes was  much admired by  Diana Vreeland ( who worshiped larger than life aristocratic beauties) who had Avedon photograph her and splashed across the pages of Vogue...back when Vogue celebrated the rare and spectacular, not the everyday and accessible. She briefly joined the tribe of other high society beauties in the ultra Glam 80's and designed couture and ready to wear from 1983 to 1994.

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