Met Exhibit Celebrates Style of Jacqueline De Ribes

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Met Exhibit Celebrates Style of Jacqueline De Ribes–  A new exhibit at the New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Costume Institute opened this week, “Jacqueline De Ribes: The Art of Style”  celebrating the style of French the fashion figure .

The french aristocrat, whose been a unique figure in fashion for best part of the 20th century, is being celebrated in the show which is composed photographs of the icon (including those of Richard Avedon) and of items from her personal collection, half designed by others — like Yves Saint Laurent, Emanuel Ungaro and Valentino — and half of her own design.

The exhibit’s curator, Harold Koda explained, “It was hard to convince her to do the show, because there’s a side of her that wanted to keep things private.” Not to mention the difficulty collecting the garments, given she donated a large chunk of her wardrobe to charity in the 1960s.  Koda convinced her, though, by proposing that the show focus on her creative arc, from a little girl who made costumes, to the haute couture client who always had changes made to garments she bought, to the eventual designer she became.


Met Exhibit Celebrates Style of Jacqueline De Ribes

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Written by Alison Maclean

Edinburgh based writer, Alison previously worked in theatre and film, however her primary writing interest is, covering the fashion and beauty industry.

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