Growing up I was always inspired by the style of Jacqueline de Ribes. I would tear through the society pages in my mother’s Women’s Wear Daily and amidst all the socialites photographed at charity functions and black tie events, one woman would grab my attention like no other.
Countess Jacqueline de Ribes with her regal profile, long neck and volumes of dark hair, model slim figure and unmeasurable poise was a beacon of authentic style… a woman who knew how to make the most of what she’s got in the truest form of iconic style.
The Costume Institute is at The Metropolitan Museum of Art is honoring her style in the special Jacqueline de Ribes: The Art of Style costume exhibition that runs through February 21, 2016.
I stopped by the press opening of the exhibition a few weeks ago and cannot get it out of my head. If you’re in New York while the exhibition is still on, do stop by. If not, get inspired by the photos here and on the museum’s site where the style icon is described as a woman “whose originality and elegance established her as one of the most celebrated fashion personas of the twentieth century.” Indeed.
Jacqueline de Ribes
The Art of Style
November 19, 2015–February 21, 2016
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
1000 Fifth Avenue
New York, New York 10028-0198
Photos: FocusOnStyle, Metropolitan Museum of Art