I finally made my way to The Met to see the Jacqueline de Ribes ‘The Art of Style’ exhibit before it closed this past weekend.
Who is Jacqueline de Ribes?
Countess Jacqueline de Ribes, an internationally renowned style icon whose originality and elegance established her as one of the most celebrated fashion personas of the twentieth century. A muse to haute couture designers, de Ribes had at her disposal their drapers, cutters, and fitters in acknowledgment of their esteem for her taste and originality. Ultimately, she used this talent and experience to create her own successful design business, which she directed from 1982 to 1995. (The Metropolitan Museum of Art)
Talk about a well-curated wardrobe! What I loved most about Jacqueline de Ribes collection is that their was a mix of high and low; haute couture mixed with pieces from Cache and Express. The woman has a great sense of style. She is quoted for asking the question, “Don’t people want to be elegant instead of sexy?”