French fashion icon Jacqueline de Ribes

Countess Jacqueline de Ribes, the subject of this year’s Costume Institute Exhibition at the Met, along with other fashion dames such as Diana Vreeland and Iris Apfel, is one of a rare breed of woman who manages to make their own individual style statements with strength  and setting new notions of beauty as they go.

De Ribes is doyenne of individual chic.