C.Z. Guest was an American socialite and a fashion icon. Her unfussy, clean-cut style was seen as typically American. Often adorned by Mainbocher, Givenchy and Adolfo, she was chosen by the New York Dress Institute as one of the best-dressed women in the world early in the 1950’s and remained on the list for years until her elevation to the Fashion Hall of Fame.
I have so much love for C.Z.’s look! She perfected the WASP look to such detail that it was an inspiration for many Hollywood stars like Grace Kelly. I recently bought the Privileged Life: Celebrating WASP Style book whose cover C.Z. adorns. Here is an excerpt:
another gorgeous white poolside outfit heavenly white romper with an equally long-legged dog friend
Tiffany necklace by Jean Schlumberger and a gray flannel dress and a ranch-mink waist length “barrel” jacket, both by Mainbocher