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    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:

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    Aristocrat Jacqueline de Ribes, shown here in 1953, is still lauded today for her elegantly classic style

    The Edit

    Words: Natalie Rigg. Photograph: © Estate of Horst P. Horst/Art + Commerce

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