Jacqueline de Ribes
The Art of Style
November 19, 2015–February 21, 2016
Metropolitan Museum of Art – 1000 5th Ave, New York, NY 10028
“Clothes, like good architecture have to correspond to the rhythm of life. You can’t be elegant without being graceful, and you can’t be graceful if you are not at ease” – Metropolitan Museum of Art.
“The sampling of Jaqueline de Ribes wardrobe and design, accompanied by images of her life, suggested the stylistic strategies that become evident during her childhood and were refined by her early exposure to dress-makers and fitters. Her innate and self-taught talents developed as a client of haute couture, when she was given privileged access to the ateliers and supported in her first true expressions as a designer”
Going to the Ball
“By 1982, when the Countess established her own design house she burnished her signature style to perfection. Inevitably, her collections are an essay in personal philosophy. For the Countess, beauty is anchored in creativity and creativity in turns rooted in knowledge and technique.”