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Jacqueline de Ribes (1929)

Jacqueline Bonnin de La Bonninière de Beaumont  was the daughter of a wealthy French family, who promptly emerged as an icon of glamour and chic – a French socialite who maintained her position on the top lists of high society's best dressed women. Dressed in Valentino and Guy Laroche, the 'De Gaulle of fashion' made remarked entrances in Café Society balls during the 1950s and 1960s and from 1983 to 1994, she opened her own couture house. Embodying Parisian elegance to its most, Jacqueline de Ribes was entitled the 'Last Queen of Paris' while she influenced Jean Paul Gaultier's 1999 collection. With her graceful airs, her impossibly long neck, her legendary classy profile and long legs, the elegant lady once was called a cross between a Russian princess and a girl of the Folies Bergères by her father in law: quite an exotic combination.

Tags / Jacqueline de Ribes - Wealth - French Socialite - 1950s - It Women - Muses - Elegance - Fashion
Jacqueline de Ribes, 1959
Jacqueline de Ribes, 1959
Jacqueline de Ribes and Douglas Fairbanks, at a masked ball in Venice, 1967
Jacqueline de Ribes and Douglas Fairbanks, at a masked ball in Venice, 1967
Jacqueline de Ribes at her home in Paris by Jean-Claude Deutsch, 1966
Jacqueline de Ribes at her home in Paris by Jean-Claude Deutsch, 1966
Jacqueline de Ribes by Bill King, 1980s
Jacqueline de Ribes by Bill King, 1980s
Jacqueline de Ribes and Edouard Ribes by Robert Bourguet, 1991
Jacqueline de Ribes and Edouard Ribes by Robert Bourguet, 1991
Jacqueline de Ribes at the Oriental Ball, 1969
Jacqueline de Ribes at the Oriental Ball, 1969
Jacqueline de Ribes by Pierluigi Praturlon for Vogue, 1969
Jacqueline de Ribes by Pierluigi Praturlon for Vogue, 1969
Jacqueline de Ribes by Pierluigi Praturlon for Vogue, 1969
Jacqueline de Ribes by Pierluigi Praturlon for Vogue, 1969
Jacqueline de Ribes and Charles de Beistegui by André Ostier, 1957
Jacqueline de Ribes and Charles de Beistegui by André Ostier, 1957
Countess Marina Cicogna, Mme. Pagliali, Princess Troubetzkoy and Jacqueline de Ribes, 1955
Countess Marina Cicogna, Mme. Pagliali, Princess Troubetzkoy and Jacqueline de Ribes, 1955
Jacqueline de Ribes wearing a lace and sequin dress of her own design, 1986
Jacqueline de Ribes wearing a lace and sequin dress of her own design, 1986
Jacqueline de Ribes wearing a lace and sequin dress of her own design, 1986
Jacqueline de Ribes wearing a lace and sequin dress of her own design, 1986
Jacqueline de Ribes and former model Bettina by Richard Kalvar, 1985
Jacqueline de Ribes and former model Bettina by Richard Kalvar, 1985
Jacqueline de Ribes and Gloria Guiness by Reginald Gray during a gala at Château de Versailles, 1973
Jacqueline de Ribes and Gloria Guiness by Reginald Gray during a gala at Château de Versailles, 1973
Jacqueline de Ribes, 1966
Jacqueline de Ribes, 1966
Jacqueline de Ribes by Horst P. Horst, 1953
Jacqueline de Ribes by Horst P. Horst, 1953
Jacqueline de Ribes by Loomis Dean at a Venice Ball, 1967
Jacqueline de Ribes by Loomis Dean at a Venice Ball, 1967
Jacqueline de Ribes by David Lees for LIFE, 1985
Jacqueline de Ribes by David Lees for LIFE, 1985
Jacqueline de Ribes Carlos de Beistegui and Jacqueline de Ribes, 1955
Jacqueline de Ribes Carlos de Beistegui and Jacqueline de Ribes, 1955
Jacqueline de Ribes by Andy Warhol, 1980
Jacqueline de Ribes by Andy Warhol, 1980
Jacqueline de Ribes by David Bailey for Vogue, 1966
Jacqueline de Ribes by David Bailey for Vogue, 1966
Jacqueline de Ribes Baron Guy de Rothschild, Sarah Bernhardt,  Audrey Hepburn, and Georges Pompidou, 1962
Jacqueline de Ribes Baron Guy de Rothschild, Sarah Bernhardt, Audrey Hepburn, and Georges Pompidou, 1962
Jacqueline and Edouard de Ribes, Marella and Gianni Agnelli by Benno Graziani, 1958
Jacqueline and Edouard de Ribes, Marella and Gianni Agnelli by Benno Graziani, 1958
Jacqueline de Ribes Cecil Beaton and Jacqueline de Ribes by Jack Nisberg, 1965
Jacqueline de Ribes Cecil Beaton and Jacqueline de Ribes by Jack Nisberg, 1965
Jacqueline de Ribes by Victor Skrebneski, 1983
Jacqueline de Ribes by Victor Skrebneski, 1983
Jacqueline de Ribes by Pierluigi Praturlon for Vogue, 1969
Jacqueline de Ribes by Pierluigi Praturlon for Vogue, 1969
Jacqueline de Ribes by Pierluigi Praturlon for Vogue, 1969
Jacqueline de Ribes by Pierluigi Praturlon for Vogue, 1969
Jacqueline de Ribes by Martine Franck, 1989
Jacqueline de Ribes by Martine Franck, 1989
Raymundo de Larrain and Jacqueline de Ribes by Yul Brynner, 1960
Raymundo de Larrain and Jacqueline de Ribes by Yul Brynner, 1960
Audrey Hepburn, Doris Brynner, Olympic skier Jean-Claude Killy and Jacqueline de Ribes at French Alps during the Winter Olympic Games, 1968
Audrey Hepburn, Doris Brynner, Olympic skier Jean-Claude Killy and Jacqueline de Ribes at French Alps during the Winter Olympic Games, 1968
Jacqueline de Ribes by Pierluigi Praturlon for Vogue, 1969
Jacqueline de Ribes by Pierluigi Praturlon for Vogue, 1969
Jacqueline de Ribes working in her Studio by David Lees for LIFE, 1985
Jacqueline de Ribes working in her Studio by David Lees for LIFE, 1985
Jacqueline de Ribes working in her Studio by David Lees for LIFE, 1985
Jacqueline de Ribes working in her Studio by David Lees for LIFE, 1985
Jacqueline de Ribes wearing one of her own designs, by Victor Skrebneski, 1983
Jacqueline de Ribes wearing one of her own designs, by Victor Skrebneski, 1983
Jacqueline de Ribes with her children, Elisabeth and Jean at La Baule in France, 1960
Jacqueline de Ribes with her children, Elisabeth and Jean at La Baule in France, 1960
Jacqueline de Ribes wearing a Jean Dessès gown, 1956
Jacqueline de Ribes wearing a Jean Dessès gown, 1956
Carla Bruni and Jacqueline de Ribes, 1991
Carla Bruni and Jacqueline de Ribes, 1991
Jacqueline de Ribes by Pierluigi Praturlon for Vogue, 1969
Jacqueline de Ribes by Pierluigi Praturlon for Vogue, 1969
Jacqueline de Ribes by Richard Avedon, 1955
Jacqueline de Ribes by Richard Avedon, 1955
Jacqueline de Ribes by Richard Avedon, 1955
Jacqueline de Ribes by Richard Avedon, 1955
Jacqueline de Ribes wearing a Dior day-suit and veiled hat, photographed by Mark Shaw at her home in Paris, 1959
Jacqueline de Ribes wearing a Dior day-suit and veiled hat, photographed by Mark Shaw at her home in Paris, 1959
Jacqueline de Ribes in Christian Dior at home in Paris, photographed by Roloff Beny, 1959
Jacqueline de Ribes in Christian Dior at home in Paris, photographed by Roloff Beny, 1959
Jacqueline de Ribes, Illustration by David Downton for Vanity Fair, 2012
Jacqueline de Ribes, Illustration by David Downton for Vanity Fair, 2012
Jacqueline de Ribes, Doris Brynner and Audrey Hepburn at French Alps during the Winter Olympic Games, 1968
Jacqueline de Ribes, Doris Brynner and Audrey Hepburn at French Alps during the Winter Olympic Games, 1968
Jacqueline de Ribes by Pierluigi Praturlon for Vogue, 1969
Jacqueline de Ribes by Pierluigi Praturlon for Vogue, 1969
Jacqueline de Ribes by Ronny Jaques, 1972
Jacqueline de Ribes by Ronny Jaques, 1972
Jacqueline de Ribes and Diana Vreeland before the Carolina Herrera F/W 1982 Ready-to-Wear, photographed by Dustin Pittman, 1982
Jacqueline de Ribes and Diana Vreeland before the Carolina Herrera F/W 1982 Ready-to-Wear, photographed by Dustin Pittman, 1982
Jacqueline de Ribes for Vogue, 1984
Jacqueline de Ribes for Vogue, 1984
Jacqueline de Ribes for Vogue, 1984
Jacqueline de Ribes for Vogue, 1984
Raymundo de Larrain, Jacqueline de Ribes and Charles de Beistegui by André Ostier, 1957
Raymundo de Larrain, Jacqueline de Ribes and Charles de Beistegui by André Ostier, 1957
Jacqueline de Ribes wearing one of her own designs, photographed by Victor Skrebneski, 1983
Jacqueline de Ribes wearing one of her own designs, photographed by Victor Skrebneski, 1983
Jacqueline de Ribes and Raymundo de Larrain by Richard Avedon, 1961
Jacqueline de Ribes and Raymundo de Larrain by Richard Avedon, 1961
Jacqueline de Ribes and Raymundo de Larrain by Richard Avedon, 1961
Jacqueline de Ribes and Raymundo de Larrain by Richard Avedon, 1961
Jacqueline de Ribes and Raymundo de Larrain by Richard Avedon, 1961
Jacqueline de Ribes and Raymundo de Larrain by Richard Avedon, 1961
Jacqueline de Ribes in Cervinia by Vic Skrebneski, late 1950s
Jacqueline de Ribes in Cervinia by Vic Skrebneski, late 1950s
Jacqueline de Ribes by Richard Avedon, 1955
Jacqueline de Ribes by Richard Avedon, 1955
Jacqueline de Ribes presenting her fashion collection, 1986
Jacqueline de Ribes presenting her fashion collection, 1986
Jacqueline de Ribes at her house in Ibiza, photographed by Slim Aarons, 1978
Jacqueline de Ribes at her house in Ibiza, photographed by Slim Aarons, 1978
Nan Kempner, Fran Stark, and Jacqueline de Ribes, by Roxanne Lowit, 1984
Nan Kempner, Fran Stark, and Jacqueline de Ribes, by Roxanne Lowit, 1984
Jacqueline de Ribes wearing one of her own designs, phorographed by Victor Skrebneski, 1983
Jacqueline de Ribes wearing one of her own designs, phorographed by Victor Skrebneski, 1983
Jacqueline de Ribes wearing a Yves Saint Laurent dress, photographed by Mark Shaw, 1959
Jacqueline de Ribes wearing a Yves Saint Laurent dress, photographed by Mark Shaw, 1959
Pimpinela Hohenlohe and Jacqueline de Ribes in Venice, 1955
Pimpinela Hohenlohe and Jacqueline de Ribes in Venice, 1955
The Pierre Cardin swimsuit collection, model Hiroko in center and Vicomtesse Jacqueline de Ribes is seen sitting 2nd from left, Paris, April, 1963
The Pierre Cardin swimsuit collection, model Hiroko in center and Vicomtesse Jacqueline de Ribes is seen sitting 2nd from left, Paris, April, 1963
Leo Gasperl and Jacqueline de Ribes in Cervinia, photographed by Vic Skrebneski, late 1950s
Leo Gasperl and Jacqueline de Ribes in Cervinia, photographed by Vic Skrebneski, late 1950s
Elisabeth de Ribes Jacqueline de Ribes and Jean de Beaumont by François-Xavier Seren, 1984
Elisabeth de Ribes Jacqueline de Ribes and Jean de Beaumont by François-Xavier Seren, 1984
Carolina Herrera and Jacqueline de Ribes, 1978
Carolina Herrera and Jacqueline de Ribes, 1978
Jacqueline de Ribes at her home in Paris by Jean-Claude Deutsch, 1966
Jacqueline de Ribes at her home in Paris by Jean-Claude Deutsch, 1966
Jacqueline de Ribes and Charles Besteigui by Robert Doisneau, 1957
Jacqueline de Ribes and Charles Besteigui by Robert Doisneau, 1957
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