Jacqueline de Ribes is an aristocrat, socialite, taste-maker, trendsetter, writer, decorator, designer, TV producer and one of the most fashionable women of the last and current centuries. From 1962 to right now, the Countess has worn every iconic designer you can imagine -- Christian Dior, Yves St. Laurent, Givenchy, Cavalli, Oscar de la Renta, Valentino, Galliano, Chanel -- and had a grand time doing so. She was one of the few women ever allowed to change a haute couture gown to her liking, and after serving as muse to several designers went on to found her own design house in the 1980s. Now, in a stunning exhibit at the Metropolitan Museum of Art's Costume Institute, Jacqueline de Ribes opens up her closet and shares it with us. If you love fashion and can get to New York City, I highly recommend "Jacqueline de Ribes: The Art of Style." (Go soon, though -- it ends February 21, 2016.)
My Aunt Virginia is a member of the Met and attends most of their exhibits; she enjoyed this one so much she joined me to see it for a second time. We both found "The Art of Style" to be astounding and enchanting in its scope, beauty and timelessness. Scroll down to enjoy a peek.
Don't miss "Jacqueline de Ribes: The Art of Style," at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, through February 21, 2016. A stylishly delicious way to spend a winter day. 1st, 2nd & 7th photos of exhibit by Doreen Creede; all others via the Met. Thank you, V, for telling me about this -- our day together was splendid.
"Use the good china for breakfast."