I imagine their was a martini awaiting C.Z. Guest shortly after
this shot. I like to think so. It is a beautiful image with
detail flowing thru every corner of the room including the touching
moment with her dog. The lighting is magic along with the her beaded gown,
the simple gathering of her hair into a chignon bun and of course...her pearls.
American socialite, C.Z. Guest in beaded evening dress.
Photographed by Lord Snowdon
for Vogue, April 1959
via The Peak of Chic
Irving Penn's 1954
Vogue portrait of C.Z. Guest
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