Viscomtesse Jacqueline de Ribes in Dior’s dove-grey mousseline.
The sheerest softest mousseline tied at the throat and merely veiling the arms with sheer butterfly sleeves. Worn by Jacqueline de Ribes, whose extraordinary beauty and elegance has many times been the inspiration for the designer, Marc Bohan.
Baronne Isabel de Rosnay in Givenchy’s pale crepe georgette.
Sheer layers of paleness, falling like petals from a slip bodice almost to the ankle. Perfect to set off the vibrant good-looks of Isabel de Rosnay.
Lauren Bacall in Ungaro’s pale grey dinner suit of thinnest georgette.
A beautifully simple jacket with the ease and comfort of an artist’s smock—but with the true couture luxe of cut and fabric that we’ve come to expect from Ungaro. Under the jacket, a bare U-neck halter of paillettes, a long fluid skirt. The favorite client here—Miss Lauren Bacall, fresh from the London run of Applause, and soon to be seen starring in the film version of Agatha Christie’s Murder on the Orient Express.
Christine Onassis in Givenchy’s striped evening shirt of sheerest mousseline.
Black-and-white striped mousseline with the fullest, deepest sleeves and a deep cowl neckline. Wearing them, here, with Givenchy’s black crepe pajamas, Miss Christine Onassis. A striking beauty with dark-brown eyes, Miss Onassis chooses clothes with classic good-looks that are easy to take with her when she travels.
Mme. Maryll Lanvin in pistachio-green silk jersey.
From the house of Lanvin, a long draped dress. The intricate cut makes the fine silk jersey yield into lovely soft folds like a Grecian tunic…and as comfortable to be in. Designed by Jules-Francois Crahay.
Mrs. Jan Cushing in a slip dress by Jean Louis Scherrer, embroidered with gleaming paillettes.
Paillettes on sheer mousseline from the bodice to the ankle—and changing colors are they move along the body, bright pink to pale pink to soft sea-green at the hem. Jan Cushing, with her mass of blonde hair and slim small figure, is one of Scherrer’s favorite American clients.
Baronne Silvia-Amelia de Waldner in Saint Laurent’s ivory chiffon, embroidered with silver and cream.
One of Saint Laurent’s most beautiful evening looks—long ivory chiffon with an embroidered camisole bodice. Baronne de Waldner is a true fan of Saint Laurent—everything she wears is designed by him, most of it chosen with the help of her husband.
Contessa Christina Brandolini in white dotted-swiss from Madame Grès.
The simplest high neckline, huge puffed sleeves, an ankle-length skirt that billows out from a release of tiny stitched-down pleats. The choice of Contessa Brandolini, who is as famous for her beauty as Mme. Grès is for her superb evening dresses.
Mlle. Valerie-Anne Giscard d’Estaing in long white lace from Chanel.
One of the prettiest dresses in Paris—rows and rows of white lace, and a small narrow top with the perfectly set-in sleeves the house of Chanel is famous for. The girl with the beautiful smile is Valerie-Anne Giscard d’Estaing, daughter of the French Minister of Finance.
Mme. Maryll Lanvin in white organdy and lace to the floor.
The most sensational dress for a big gala evening. The bodice is all collar, of soft organdy pleats…and the skirt—yards and yards of organdy and lace sweeping the floor. Worn by Madame Maryll Lanvin, whose husband’s family owns the famous couture house that bears their name. Dress designed by Jules-Francoise Crahay.
Mrs. Carolyn Weiner in Andre Laug’s slim black column of pleats.
A one-shoulder evening dress of black silk crepe. The narrow pleats fall straight to the floor from the triangle bodice for an asymmetric line. Mrs. Carolyn Weiner was Andre Laug’s choice to wear this evening look.
Marchesa Sandra Verusio di Ceglie in white silk jersey from Irene Galitzine.
From Galitzine’s recent collection that was full of fantasy looks for evening—a two-piece dress of white silk jersey with the barest top, a long full skirt. Marchesa Sandra Verusio di Ceglie chose this dress to set off her dark hair and eyes, and deeply tanned skin.