Jacqueline de Ribes
|Jacqueline de Ribes|
|Born||Jacqueline Bonnin de La Bonninière de Beaumont
July 14, 1929
|Occupation||designer and socialite|
|Spouse(s)||Comte Édouard de Ribes 1948-2013|
|Children||Elisabeth de Ribes and 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.
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 1949) and a son vicomte Jean de Ribes (born 1952). Her daughter married Frank Van der Kamp, son of Gerald Van der Kamp (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 Rédé 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.
|Year||Title||Host and hostess||Location or city|
|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 Rubert zu Löewenstein-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|
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.
- 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 the magazine Town and Country.
- As a designer she received the Rodeo Drive Award in 1985.
- In 1999 Jean-Paul Gaultier, the French designer, dedicated his collection to Jacqueline as the quintessence of Parisian elegance.
- She has been mentioned in several books about society and fashion.
- 1929-1948: Mademoiselle Jacqueline Bonnin de La Bonninière de Beaumont
- 1948-1981: Jacqueline, Vicomtesse de Ribes
- 1981-: Jacqueline, Comtesse 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
- Amy Fine Collins (August 23, 2010). "The Last Queen of Paris". Style. Vanity Fair. Retrieved May 24, 2013.
- VF Staff (1962). "World's Best Dressed Women". The International Hall of Fame: Women. Vanity Fair. Retrieved July 26, 2012.
- Ultimate Style - The Best of the Best Dressed List. 2004. p. 89. ISBN 2 84323 513 8.
- Women’s Wear Daily - Suzy, September 24, 2004
- Alexis: The Memoirs of the Baron de Rédé. 2005. p. 76. ISBN 1-904349-03-X.
- Alexis: The Memoirs of the Baron de Rédé. 2005. pp. 98–99. ISBN 1-904349-03-X.
- Alexis: The Memoirs of the Baron de Rédé. 2005. p. 126. ISBN 1-904349-03-X.
- Party of the Century - The Fabulous Story of Truman Capote and his Black and White Ball. 2006. p. 265. ISBN 047009821X.
- Bals - Legendary Costume Balls of the Twentieth Century. 2012. p. 234. ISBN 9 781614 280002.
- Alexis: The Memoirs of the Baron de Rédé. 2005. p. 133. ISBN 1-904349-03-X.
- Bals - Legendary Costume Balls of the Twentieth Century. 2012. p. 245. ISBN 9 781614 280002.
- Bals - Legendary Costume Balls of the Twentieth Century. 2012. p. 277. ISBN 9 781614 280002.
- Gainesville Sun, 30 September 1985, archive
- Palm Beach Daily News, 24 January 1984, archive
- Olivier de Granvil (July 14, 2010). "Légion d’Honneur: L’intégralité de la promotion du 14 Juillet". Ministère de la culture et de la communication. NationsPresse.Info. Retrieved September 12, 2012.
- Vanity Fair - Hall of Fame - Countess Jacqueline de Ribes (625). September 2012. p. 189.
- 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.
- Bals - Legendary Costume Balls of the Twentieth Century. 2012. p. 300. ISBN 9 781614 280002.