The Bouvier sisters are; Jacky Kennedy-Onassis and Lee Rafdziwill, they are both deceased. In their lifetime they really were top-notch socialites. The photo below is made by Sir Cecil Beaton in 1951, captured for Vogue Magazine. It marks the start of their adult ‘career’ in high society. The picture is taken before (during, or at) their Debutante Ball. A Debutante ball is an official party were boys and girls from royal, aristocratic or upper-class families are introduced as marriage material, at around age sixteen to eighteen.
(Jacqueline with her sister at a debutante ball in 1951 photo Cecil Beaton/Vogue/Condé Nast. Mirrored by Mimi Berlin)
“The trouble with most English women is that they dress as if they had been a mouse in a previous life and do not want to attract attention” – Dame Edith Sitwell (Photographed by Sir Cecil Beaton)
Bertrand Russell – Face to Face Interview with Dame Edith Sitwell, 1959. From the BBC archives. Dame Edith Sitwell (7 September 1887 – 9 December 1964) was an English socialite and poet who first gained fame for her stylistic artifices but who emerged during World War II as a poet of emotional depth and profoundly human concerns. She was equally famed for her formidable personality, Elizabethan dress, and eccentric opinions.
Light Entertainment: Mimi Berlin’s Weekly Rebus Puzzle.
Just Fill in The Blanks!
A HAT IN THE SHAPE OF A . . . . +I – HOE
MODEL IS SHOWING A …….-PLEATE +IFFICULT DRESS
MADAME SCHIAPARELLI AT ….+TI -H -O +S
SHE IS WEARING A….+F -C -PE +SHION
MADAME SCHIAPARELLI .. SITTING IN A CHAIR
WE COUNT …+ALWAY -IX HATS
MADAME SCHIAPARELLI AT ….-W -RK +UTRAGEOUS
(photocredits: Hat shoe, 1937/Madame Elsa at home (via)/Finely Pleated Dress opened into a Cocoon Photo by Regi Relang, Paris 1951 (via)/Cape photo by Cecil Beaton, 1935/1937 promotional picture// Portrait of Madame Elsa photographed by ? /Hats: Photographed by Cecil Beaton, Vogue, February 1, 1937 (via vogue) /Madame Elsa at work (via) All clothes designed by Elsa Schiaparelli)