Jacqueline de Ribes
|Jacqueline de Ribes|
|Born||Jacqueline Bonnin de La Bonninière de Beaumont
14 July 1929
|Occupation||designer and socialite|
|Spouse(s)||Comte Édouard de Ribes (1948–2013)|
|Children||Madame Elisabeth van der Kemp née de Ribes and Comte Jean de Ribes|
Jacqueline, Comtesse de Ribes (born 14 July 1929) in Paris, France is a French aristocrat, socialite and fashion designer. She is also a member of the International Best Dressed List since 1962.
She was born 1929 in Paris as Jacqueline Bonnin de La Bonninière de Beaumont. Her parents were Jean de Beaumont, comte Bonnin de la Bonninière de Beaumont (1904–2002), and his wife Paule de Rivaud de La Raffinière (1908–1999). She grew up in an atmosphere of French aristocratic wealth and elegance. One of her famous relatives was her uncle Étienne de Beaumont, comte Bonnin de la Bonninière de Beaumont (1883–1956).
In February 1948, she married Édouard de Ribes, vicomte de Ribes (1923–2013), a rich and successful banker, who subsequently became comte de Ribes. They have two children, a daughter Elisabeth (born 17 February 1949) and a son vicomte Jean de Ribes (born 4 August 1952). Her daughter married Frank Van der Kemp, son of Gérald Van der Kemp (1912–2002). Their daughter Alix Van der Kemp married Count Pierre de la Rochefoucauld at Château de Versainville in Normandy in 2004.
Life in fashion and society
By the age of 25, she was appearing on the lists of best-dressed women, having consistently worn haute couture clothing all her life. She was consistently named to the International Best Dressed List. She was one of the guests who attended Carlos de Beistegui famous "Le Bal oriental" in 1951, Alexis von Rosenberg, Baron de Redé famous "Bal des Têtes" in 1957 and the "Oriental bal" in 1969, both at the Hôtel Lambert. She was also invited to Truman Capote's "Black and White Ball" in 1966.
Although she was interested in designing and had always considered Coco Chanel one of her heroes, her upbringing did not encourage women of her class to work. So her longing to have a salon of her own was not fulfilled until she was well into her fifties. Her first collection was shown in Paris and New York in 1983. Her aura of discreet grandeur and innate sense of good taste ensured that the gowns she designed were greatly admired by the ladies of her society.
She retired from designing in 1994 for health reasons.
|1951||Le Bal oriental or sometimes called Le Bal du Siècle||Carlos de Beistegui||Palazzo Labia, Venice|
|1957||Bal des Têtes||Alexis von Rosenberg, Baron de Rédé||Hôtel Lambert, Paris|
|1960||Il ballo dei re||Duke and Duchess of Serra di Cassano||Palazzo Serra di Cassano, Naples|
|1965||My Fair Lady Ball||Madame. Hélène Rochas||La Grande Cascade, Bois de Boulogne, Paris|
|1966||Black and White Ball||Mr. Truman Capote||Plaza Hotel, New York|
|1968||The Patiño Ball||Monseiur. Antenor Patiño and Madame. Beatriz Patiño||La Quinta, Estoril, Portugal|
|1968||La Dolce Vita Ball||Monseiur. Pierre Schlumberger and Madame. São Schlumberger||Quinta do Vinagre, Colares (Sintra), Portugal|
|1969||The White Ball||Prince Prince Rupert Loewenstein-Wertheim-Freudenberg and
Princess Josephine zu Löewenstein-Wertheim-Freudenberg
|Holland Park, London|
|1969||Oriental Bal||Alexis von Rosenberg, Baron de Rédé||Hôtel Lambert, Paris|
|1971||The Proust Bal||Baroness Marie-Hélène de Rothschild and Baron Guy de Rothschild||Château de Ferrières|
- Appeared the first time on the International Best Dressed List in 1956.
- She was named to the International Best Dressed List Hall of Fame in 1962.
- In 1983, she was voted the "Most Stylish Woman in the World" by Town and Country.
- As a designer, she received the Rodeo Drive Award in 1985.
- In 1999, French designer Jean-Paul Gaultier dedicated his collection to Jacqueline as the quintessence of Parisian elegance.
- She has been mentioned in several books about society and fashion, including Mistral's Daughter (1982) by Judith Krantz and My Life So Far (2005) by Jane Fonda.
- 1929–48: Mademoiselle Jacqueline Bonnin de La Bonninière de Beaumont
- 1948–81: Jacqueline, Vicomtesse de Ribes
- 1981–: Jacqueline, Comtesse de Ribes
|Ancestors of Jacqueline de Ribes|
|Wikimedia Commons has media related to Jacqueline de Ribes.|
- Jacqueline de Ribes at the Internet Movie Database
- Vanity Fair – The Best Dressed Women of all time – Jacqueline de Ribes
- Le Nobiliaire de France ˆ Tome II. 1976. p. 1420.
- Amy Fine Collins (23 August 2010). "The Last Queen of Paris". Style. Vanity Fair. Retrieved 24 May 2013.
- VF Staff (1962). "World's Best Dressed Women". The International Hall of Fame: Women. Vanity Fair. Retrieved 26 July 2012.
- Ultimate Style – The Best of the Best Dressed List. 2004. p. 89. ISBN 2 84323 513 8.
- "Suzy". Women’s Wear Daily. 24 September 2004.
- Gainesville Sun, 30 September 1985, archive
- Palm Beach Daily News, 24 January 1984, archive
- Olivier de Granvil (14 July 2010). "Légion d’Honneur: L’intégralité de la promotion du 14 Juillet". Ministère de la culture et de la communication. NationsPresse.Info. Retrieved 12 September 2012.
- Vickers 2005, p. 76
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- Vickers 2005, p. 126
- Party of the Century – The Fabulous Story of Truman Capote and his Black and White Ball. 2006. p. 265. ISBN 047009821X.
- Foulkes 2012, p. 234
- Vickers 2005, p. 133
- Foulkes 2012, p. 245
- Foulkes 2012, p. 277
- "Hall of Fame – Countess Jacqueline de Ribes". Vanity Fair (625): 189. September 2012.
- Portraits Best Dressed Hall of Fame – Countesss Jacqueline de Ribes
- Vanity Fair
- The Fashion Book. 2001. p. 391. ISBN 0 7148 4118 8.
- People, 16 December 1985.
- Foulkes 2012, p. 300