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
(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
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
Wearing 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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