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Barbara “Babe” Cushing Mortimer Paley | Image via Harper’s Bazaar | The Fairest of all the Swans

Babe Paley clad in elegant evening gown while attending Pres. Dwight Eisenhower’s inaugural ball.

Babe Paley || Mrs. Stanley Grafton Mortimer Jr. (Babe Paley- formerly Barbara Cushing), world's best dressed woman at her home in Hobe Sound, Florida, 1947

Barbara "Babe" Cushing Mortimer at her home in Hobe Sound, Florida, 1947

Babe Paley at Kiluna Farm in Manhasset, Long Island.

Dreaming of having a garden - Babe Paley at Kiluna Farm in Manhasset, Long Island.

'Marella Agnelli in her new book  reveals her life as the spouse of Gianni Agnelli in their home at Villar Perosa'  JT (always in my own words)------Required Reading: Marella Agnelli, The Last Swan. via Gardenista

Required Reading: Marella Agnelli, The Last Swan

'Marella Agnelli in her new book reveals her life as the spouse of Gianni Agnelli in their home at Villar Perosa' JT (always in my own words)------Required Reading: Marella Agnelli, The Last Swan. via Gardenista

William and Babe Paley

Bill in his Nantucket guest house. Behind him are some of his favorite artworks by Howard Finster When Bill Paley was returning from active duty in Vietnam in the…

Babe Paley in a navy silk surplice black dress from Givenchy, a sapphire and emerald ring and a Schlumberger starfish pin of sapphires, emeralds and diamonds on her shoulder, 1963.

Style Setter Babe Paley

Babe Paley in a navy silk surplice black dress from Givenchy, a sapphire and emerald ring and a Schlumberger starfish pin of sapphires, emeralds and diamonds on her shoulder,

"Someone once said that they "don't make 'em like Babe Paley anymore" and I have to agree.  She was always impeccably dressed and well mannered.  In an age where reality stars like Snooki are the new style icons, I long for this ladylike look." - Habitually Chic

One of Capote's Swans : Babe Paley, smoking it up in her private suite of the St. "Babe Paley had only one fault: she was perfect;

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