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The Original Gossip Girl

Aileen Mehle (born 1924) photographed by Bill King for a 1977 Blackglama ad - She was the society writer at a time when society still mattered - perhaps a feat of her singular wit & the tact that she was every inch as spectacular as her subjects. Friend & confidante Carolina Herrera describes Mehle as "beautiful & glamorous." going so far as to say that "when she retired, Aileen singlehandedly buried society. Society as she wrote it does not exist anymore in New York."

from Harper's BAZAAR

The Original Gossip Girl

Aileen Mehle (born 1924) on the cover of Harper's Bazaar with Rex Reed shot - Aristocratic, beautiful, glamorous: - all fit Mehle like an opera-length white kid glove. Perennially well-appointed in ensembles from designer friends Herrera, Oscar de la Renta, & Pauline Trigere & sporting a meticulously lacquered & lofty coif, Mehle has always dripped with glamour & belonging. It's only natural that she was photographed by greats like Hiro & Bill King for Harper';s Bazaar, as well as Cecil…

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The Original Gossip Girl

Aileen Mehle (born 1924) known by pen name Suzy Knickerbocker with the Duke of Windsor at a party in Paris for Liza Minnelli -

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