Mexican-born Gloria Guinness and her only daughter, Dolores, both wearing Balenciaga. Photographed by Henry Clarke in 1957.

Mexican-born Gloria Guinness and her only daughter, Dolores, both wearing Balenciaga. Photographed by Henry Clarke in 1957.

Gloria Guinness dancing with Truman Capote at his Black and White Ball, 1966

Gloria Guinness dancing with Truman Capote at his Black and White Ball, 1966

Babe Paley in Vogue 1947 "Babe Paley had only one flaw:  she was perfect.  Other than that, she was perfect."  Truman Capote

Babe Paley in Vogue 1947 "Babe Paley had only one flaw: she was perfect. Other than that, she was perfect." Truman Capote

Palm Beach 1960 - Gloria Guinness (born Gloria Rubio Alatorre; 1912 – 1980). Gloria Guinness died of a heart attack at her home, Villa Zanroc in Epalinges, Switzerland at the age of 68. While the circumstances surrounding her death in 1980 remain clouded to some, there is no doubt Gloria Guinness was among the 20th century's best-dressed women of the world. She was a socialite & fashion icon of the Twentieth Century, as well as a contributing editor to Harper's Bazaar from 1963 until 1971.

Palm Beach 1960 - Gloria Guinness (born Gloria Rubio Alatorre; 1912 – 1980). Gloria Guinness died of a heart attack at her home, Villa Zanroc in Epalinges, Switzerland at the age of 68. While the circumstances surrounding her death in 1980 remain clouded to some, there is no doubt Gloria Guinness was among the 20th century's best-dressed women of the world. She was a socialite & fashion icon of the Twentieth Century, as well as a contributing editor to Harper's Bazaar from 1963 until 1971.

“The most elegant woman in the world,” that’s what Eleanor Lambert, the late style umpire and founder of the coveted Best-Dressed List

“The most elegant woman in the world,” that’s what Eleanor Lambert, the late style umpire and founder of the coveted Best-Dressed List

CZ Guest and Truman.  ... the "Swans" - Babe Paley, Gloria Guinness, Slim Keith and C.Z. Guest

CZ Guest and Truman. ... the "Swans" - Babe Paley, Gloria Guinness, Slim Keith and C.Z. Guest

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