Textbook for Fashionista: Babe Paley

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Fans of the Tumblr blog Textbook, take note: Fashionista has teamed up with its mastermind, John Jannuzzi, to create storyboards for our industry’s style stars.

In New York in 1966, the most envied women of the city were undoubtedly Truman Capote's "swans"--an elite group of high society ladies that the author liked to keep around (and who attended his famed Black and White ball that same year). Perhaps the most famous of them all was Babe Paley, a Vogue staffer and nightlife fixture. Ms. Paley spent her days in her fashionable St. Regis apartment, her evenings at the more glamorous parties and her weekends in one of her country homes. She is still revered as one of the most fashionable New Yorkers to this day and there are still little reminders out there. Ever see a scarf tied to a handbag? Babe invented that.

Takin' care of business, every day Coat by Prada, sweater and dress by Valentino, shoes by Stella McCartney

Truman Capote's Black and White Ball Coat by Jason Wu, dress by Oscar de la Renta, shoes by Givenchy

Working the day away at Vogue Suit by Michael Kors, shirt by Ralph Lauren, shoes by Bottega Veneta

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About The Writer John Jannuzzi began styling figures from history and literature on his blog Textbook in September 2009. He studied at Muhlenberg College and Parsons, The New School for Design and currently works at Lucky magazine in New York. He tweets like a crazy person.