Some of the most influential fashion icons of the 20th Century emerged from the 1950’s.
A true stand out is Babe Paley.
The ultra chic American socialite was coined a style icon in the 1950’s for mixing high and low fashion and mixing real jewels with cheap costume jewellery.
Babe was a very slender woman who wore clothes beautifully. Many of these clothes were by Balenciaga and Givenchy. Babe loved clean cut and simple lines. Her elegant clothes often accessorized with jewellery by Jean Shlumberger.
Babe created a paparazzi moment and New Look when leaving a restaurant in Manhattan. Babe removed her headscarf and tied it to her bag. This image was published in magazines and within no time, women throughout America were doing the same.
The former Vogue Fashion Editor was one of nine women Vanity Fair listed as being The Best Dressed Women of all Time.
Babe’s dress sense influences young designers today and her immaculate fashion style is still applauded. Especially by Crown Jewels.!!