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Stylista extraordinaire

Fashion muse

Clothing designer

Hall of Fame inductee, International Best Dressed List  (1962)


French television producer

and much more …


all describe the many facets of life which is that of

Countess Jacqueline de Ribes


Photographic portrait of Countess Jacqueline de Ribes

by American fashion and portrait photographer, Richard Avedon

countess, jacqueline de ribes, portrait by richard avedon,

(image by liveauctioneers.com)



Nèe Jacqueline Bonnin de La Bonninière de Beaumont (1929)

into a French aristocratic family

the Countess Jacqueline de Ribes, now 85 years old

is being honoured by

The Costume Institute, The Metropolitan Museum of Art (NYC)

with a show highlighting her fashion and style vision

which for decades,  has graced the international scene.


In her own design

A pink creation, a / w  1983

now on view at The Costume Institute

countess de ribes, own design, a 83, 1983,

Wearing Dior,  1959

countess de ribes, in dior, 1959,

(images from nymag.com)

The exhibition titled

Jacqueline de Ribes:  The Art of Style

features 60 pieces, chronicled from the early ’60s to present-

from Countess de Ribes’ personal wardrobe.

Some are of her own creation,

others the work of designers she admired.

Truly a show worth the visit as it encapsules the aesthetics of a by-gone era

while attesting to a definition of ultimate style as a intricate statement of self.

Jacqueline de Ribes:

The Art of Style


The Costume Institute,

The Metropolitan Museum of Art

until 21 February 2016


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