Jacqueline de Ribes
Who: Celebrated designer and doyenne of high Parisian society.
Her look: Silk and lace gowns, white gloves and extravagant diamond earrings in the ’50s.
The runway tribute: The midi skirts and kitten heels at Valentino were made in her image.
How to wear it now: Offset an ivory column gown with chandelier earrings and lace pumps.
The hot 5:
Lace, bows, silk and ribbons: even under the most urban outfits, you can play a secret romantic role with this season’s exquisite lingerie couplings.
Aristocrat Jacqueline de Ribes, shown here in 1953, is still lauded today for her elegantly classic styleCredits
Words: Natalie Rigg. Photograph: © Estate of Horst P. Horst/Art + Commerce