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Woman's Evening Dress

c. 1990
Designed by Jacqueline de Ribes (French, born 1929) Worn by Mrs. Martin Field (American, 1941–2013)
International Best Dressed Hall of Fame member Vicomtesse Jacqueline de Ribes used the discernment and expertise she developed as a fashion client in her own designs, creating beautiful clothes with a sense of drama. Evening dresses—like this powerful asymmetrical example in bright red satin—were her forte. At once streamlined, sculptural, timeless, and alluring, they above all embody elegance, which she once defined as "the art of being astonishing without creating astonishment."

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