Though all these women were not necessarily considered classically beautiful, they possessed incredible individuality and strength of character in an age when conversation and style were important communication tools.
Gene Kelly taught her to dance, Andy Warhol photographed her wedding...the model Marisa Berenson led an extravagantly glamorous life. The grand daughter of Elsa Schiaparelli, Marisa seemed to live a charmed life amid her parents’ extraordinary friends: Dirk Bogarde, Greta Garbo and Audrey Hepburn were guests at the family Christmas parties and Diana Vreeland was a constant visitor.
Jackie Kennedy Onassis was the ultimate Jet Set style queen. Whether escaping the paparazzi in Capri pants, donning her signature oversized sunglasses or sporting a Chanel inspired jacket, the first lady of the United States epitomized individual style in every sense.
“I’m nothing to look at so the only thing I can do is dress better than anyone else” - Wallis Simpson
The alluring Duchess of Windsor, possessed style, humor and an inspiring character that stole the heart of the King of England. She displayed powerful strength and finesse, not to mention being a gracious party hostess. Exuding incredible individuality and taste she famously once said: “I’m nothing to look at so the only thing I can do is dress better than anyone else”